Day Residential Counselor
The Residential Treatment Program, under the direction of the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, the Dual Diagnosis Residential Counselor is responsible for providing intensive group and individual counseling to adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders within a beautiful, historic, Victorian, 15-bed residential treatment setting serving both men and women, ages 18 and older.
Under the direction of the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, the Residential Counselor is responsible for providing intensive group and individual counseling to adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders providing ongoing assessment, intervention, and crisis management as needed. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this position provides strength-based therapeutic care, facilitates a wide variety of recovery-oriented activities, and offers training and coaching in life skills within a 24/7 milieu setting.
Available Shift is:
Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm or Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday – Thursday from 4:00 pm – 12:00 am or Tuesday – Saturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
* Valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counselor certification issued by California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
* Two years current experience in chemical dependency field.
* Two years current experience in client caseload management and group counseling
* Demonstrated knowledge of the disease and treatment of chemical dependency including 12-step work and social model programs.
* Must be able to pass community care licensing criteria for employees of residential care facilities, and pass the Federal Background check, including fingerprint check.
* Must demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as an active and self-initiating member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
* Must have strong communication and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
* Must demonstrate excellent writing skills and be able to meet required standards of documentation.
* Must demonstrate basic computer skills.
* Must have a valid, current driver’s license with an insurable record and be willing to drive the agency van for outings when needed.
* Must demonstrate a high-level of professionalism with the capacity to set boundaries kindly and consistently with a diverse population of residents in a milieu setting.
* Must be able to effectively prioritize competing demands and meet weekly deadlines on an ongoing basis.
* Must demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility and be able to work amicably with multiple team members.
* Must be able to assist in the evacuation of people from the house in the event of an emergency.
Candidates MUST qualify as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) by having fulfilled at least ONE of the following:
* AA degree with six years’ experience working in mental health or substance use disorder treatment, or related social services.
* BA degree with four years’ experience working in mental health, substance use disorder treatment, or related social services.