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Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
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Job Description : Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Job Description Substance Use Disorder CounselorPosition Summary: This position will provide direct clinical services to the agency’s outpatient population. Such services may include intake and assessments, group, individual and family counseling crisis intervention and referrals.Essential Job Functions: Provide clients with basic information regarding Outpatient and Community Services programs and services;Work collaboratively with Clinical Supervisor, Managers, Coordinators and other staff;Data entry, including Accu-Care, Sage, etc.Provide monitored UA testing of clients;Facilitate psycho-educational groups;Maintain case load of active clients;Uploads documents into SAGE and maintains patient charts in accordance with established agency practices and procedures;Prepare documentation in SAGE and file same in accordance with established agency practices and procedures;Assist in determining client funding eligibility;Prepare client Discharge documentation in accordance with established agency practices and procedures;Familiarize self with requirements of various funding sources;Be able to take trauma into account during the process of interacting with clients;Avoid triggering trauma reactions and/or re-traumatizing clients;Adjust own behavior and control own feelings in order to allow clients to learn how to manage trauma symptoms and be able to benefit from program services; referral to therapist as neededComply with confidentiality CFR 42 and HIPPA requirements;Comply with requirements regarding mandated reporting;Comply with all agency practices, policies and procedures, including but not limited to CARF requirements;Provide timely and professional responses to internal and external communications;Participate in continuing education, as required by Certifying/Licensing bodies and/or agency;Attend and participate in regular, on-going in-service trainings for the benefit of the agency;Participate in staff meetings as required, including the weekly CCC and provide requested information;Train and supervise interns;Attend meetings with applicable governing agencies and funding sources;Interact with County and State agencies, as required;Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Outpatient & Community Services.Qualifications: A State Certification in substance abuse counseling and one year of professional experience counseling recovering addicts in a program that has been licensed by the California StateDepartment of Alcohol and Drug Programs;Minimum of two (2) years of experience preferred. Minimum one year paid substance abuse or social services counseling;Excellent communication skills including good verbal and written skills;Attention to detail;Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion;Ability to work well in a team environment;Superior organizational skills;Strong computer skills, to encompass all Microsoft Office applications;Ability to be sensitive to trauma and gender while interacting with clients;Bilingual English/Spanish preferred;Valid California Driver’s License and proof of personal auto insurance is required. Hire is contingent upon agency insurability;Must be able to pass a criminal history background screening (DOJ and FBI); as well as maintain a yearly CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, physical exam, and Tuberculosis test resultsValid CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 7 days of hireProof of immunization – COVID-19 vaccineEducation: B.A. in counseling, social services or related field and/or recognized certified state of California in substance abuse counseling preferred but not required.Must be able to pass the following pre-employment screenings: Background check, including criminal history (live scan)Drug and health screen, including negative TB testEmployment and education verification*Benefits: *L.A CADA provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid sick, vacation and holidays along with a wide range of medical benefit options such as, Kaiser Permanente and Healthnet.Job Type: Full-timePay: $20.00 – $27.00 per hourBenefits:Dental insuranceFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftWeekend availabilityEducation:High school or equivalent (Preferred)Language:Spanish (Preferred)License/Certification:SUD certification (ex: CCAPP) (Preferred)Shift availability:Day Shift (Preferred)Night Shift (Preferred)Work Location: Multiple Locations

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