Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • SUD Counselor

    Job Locations US-CA-OCEANSIDE
    Req No.
    2018-3514
    Category
    Counselor/Therapist
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    Our Family Recovery Center (FRC) is a residential treatment program dedicated to assisting women recover from substance abuse, while promoting healthy family reunification. FRC serves pregnant and parenting women and their children through the age of 10. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that offers a holistic approach to recovery that includes addiction education and treatment, physical wellness, and meeting the psychiatric needs of our clients.

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    The Substance Abuse Counselor interacts with residents on a day-to-day basis providing individual and group counseling. The Substance Abuse Counselor provide residents with orientation, training, substance abuse recovery skills and information, and leadership necessary to provide them with the ability to recover from substance abuse addiction.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Works directly with the resident to:
      a. provide orientation to the treatment program and the concept of sobriety,
      b. develop and implement treatment plans,
      c. provide counseling and recovery services, information and education, vocational training, and relapse prevention,
      d. develop community resources for continued community treatment
    • Develops a comprehensive treatment plan for each assigned resident and evaluates the progress of the individual residents according to the treatment plan.
    • Assists other staff in dealing with problematic resident behavior.
    • Maintains a caseload as prescribed by the Program Manager. Provides a variety of interventions including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, collateral services, and other relevant sobriety-related services to clients.
    • Documents, reviews and charts client progress and completes all required paper work, on time.
    • Attends treatment meetings and provides input to treatment plan. Prepares treatment and discharge plans and discharge summaries.
    • Designates new target goals for clients consistent with overall treatment goals.
    • Initiates appropriate and timely interventions.
    • Integrates the clinical concept with sound theoretical and practical applications of rehabilitative and individual group and milieu counseling principles.
    • Provides input to develop and improve program servicing and delivery.
    • Setting daily goals.
    • Ensures clients are informed of inappropriate behavior.
    • Assists other staff in dealing with problematic client behavior.
    • Schedules daily activity and recreational activities and short-term special groups.
    • Acts as co-leader in assigned groups.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment and ensures facilities upkeep and safety.
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness. 
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.

    Qualifications

    Substance Abuse Counselors must meet one of the following:

    • Actively working toward a recognized alcohol and drug certification plus two years experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions.
    • OR
      Certification through a recognized alcohol and drug certification entity plus two years experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions.
    • OR
      B.A./B.S. degree in human service field plus one year experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions.

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