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Job: Residential Counselor


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Title Residential Counselor
Categories Northern California
Position Type TEMP
Salary $23/ hour
Location Oakland
Job Information

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.

Qualifications:

Must be able to pass community care licensing criteria for employees of residential care facilities, and pass the Federal Background check, including fingerprint check.

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.
  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field and two years’ experience working in mental health or substance use disorder treatment, or related social services.
  • An AMFT or ASW registered with Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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