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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: United American Indian Involvement
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Location:Los Angeles, CA 90026 Reports to (title):Healthcare Clinical Operations DirectorDepartment:Robert Sundance Family Wellness Center Supervises:N/AWorking title:Substance Abuse Counselor Classification:Non-ExemptSalary Range:$21.00 - $31.50 hourly Status:RegularHours/Week:40 Effective Date:February 2022Type of Position:Full-time Revised Date:May 2024POSITION SUMMARYThe RSFWC Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for coordinating substance abuse services for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients. The Substance Abuse Counselor identifies clients' substance abuse treatment needs; develops recommendations and treatment plans; provides direct services including counseling and case management; collaborates with residential treatment providers and other referring agencies; and facilitates linkages and referrals to resources in the community. The Substance Abuse Counselor is part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment for AI/AN adolescents and adults.ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct RSFWC departmental screening and intake for program eligibility Conduct Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN-Q) assessment to identify clients' treatment planning needs Develop and monitor treatment recommendations and individual case management plans for each client Provide referrals and linkages to outside service providers, as needed Provide individual substance abuse counseling Collaborate with our partnering residential treatment providers Develop and implement culturally appropriate substance abuse treatment plans and aftercare services Facilitate culturally sensitive recovery groups, relapse prevention, aftercare, and substance abuse education workshops Collaborate with other members of the RSFWC treatment team, including therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, public health nurses and employment counselors to provide comprehensive client care Document all client encounters and SOAP notes into the Indian Health Service RPMS Behavioral Health System Submit monthly reports and treatment logs to RSFWC Program Director Maintain client charts and meet all documentation deadlines and procedures, as required by funding sources, accrediting agencies, contracts and UAII agency policy Represent the agency at community events, meetings and during program reviews Attend and participate in events to provide outreach to the community and to recruit potential clients Attend all staff meetings and departmental and agency events as required by the Program Director Arrange work schedule to benefit the Center program and clients with the approval of the Program DirectorKeep Director well informed regarding activities, pending issues and potential problems Adhere to agency policies and procedures and advances the goals of UAII in a manner that embodies the agency's philosophyOther duties as assigned or required to fulfill the purpose of the positionMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSQualifications:
Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detailStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partnersExpert-level written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capabilityResourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independentlyProven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and responseDemonstrated ability to achieve performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environmentActively seeks opportunities and proposes solutionsAble to follow directions and use sound judgment when clear direction is unavailableEducation &
Associate's (AA) degreeMinimum of two years' experience working in a drug and alcohol treatment settingCertifications:
Certified as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, State of CaliforniaConfidentiality:
Maintain strict confidentiality of client and personnel information adhering to HIPPA, professional codes of conduct, State of CA regulations, Privacy Act, and UAII policies and procedures This position has access to sensitive information, and a breach in confidentiality will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including immediate terminationCommunication/ Interpersonal Skills:
Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writingProficient in EnglishTechnology Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel, Power Point Other:
Available and willing to travel as neededAvailable to work evening and weekend hours as neededResponsible for maintaining a valid counseling certification and for ensuring timely completion of appropriate Continuing Education Units for renewal of certification POSITION PREFERENCES
Experience working with the American Indian/Alaskan Native communityExperience working with nonprofit organizations, community groups, and performance-based government contracts.Knowledge of Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Public Law 93-638)Bachelor's degree in Health, Psychology, Social Work or Human Services CADAAC Certification Experience working with adolescents and/or adult co-occurring population A minimum of two years continuous sobrietyWORK ENVIRONMENTWork Environment:The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the primary functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk frequently, sit, bend, twist, talk, and hear. There are prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with staff and vendors. UAII will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities if it can do so without undue hardship.Mental Demands:There are several deadlines associated with this position. The employee must also multi-task and interact with various people on various and, at times, complex issues. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees of United American Involvement, Inc. (UAII) are expected to conform to the following:
  • Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent
  • Meet or exceed the performance standards as set by your supervisor
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and dependable manner with clients, employees, and vendors
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards as outlined in UAII's Employee Handbook
  • Work independently and as a team member; consistently demonstrate professionalism, courtesy, efficiency, excellent internal and external customer service, high ethical standards, and behavior that contributes to harmonious relationships EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. UAII abides by the mandates of the ADEA and the Fair Employment Housing and Housing Act (FEHA)-protecting individuals 40 years and older-and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. UAII abides by the mandates of the ADA and FEHA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, UAII will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities if it can do so without undue hardship. Applicants and employees may request accommodations for a disability at any time in the application process or during employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.OTHER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
    • Eligibility to work in the US
    • Fingerprint clearance
    • Pass a post-offer drug test
    • Negative TB test result (annual requirement)
    • Proof of vaccination against the flu (annual requirement)
    • Proof of full vaccination against COVID, including one Booster
    • Valid CA driver's license if driving for the company
    • Maintain auto insurance coverage if driving for the company

Keywords: United American Indian Involvement, Los Angeles , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Los Angeles, California

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