Position Title: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor (LPHA)
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center (Central)
Classification: Non-exempt, Full Time
Summary and Range of Authority: Under the supervision of SUD Supervisor, Substance Use Disorder Counselor provides treatment to clients with dual diagnosis. New Leaf Recovery Center (NLRC) provides evidence-based and integrated outpatient treatment services for adults who suffer from serious mental health and co-occurring substance abuse conditions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct initial intake screening and assessment evaluations to target population.
- Designated intake/screening, comprehensive assessment and diagnostic tools include, but are not limited to, ASAM, ASI Lite, and Medical Necessity Justification.
- Develop treatment planning.
- Provide effective OS and IOS group counseling.
- Conduct individual, family, and collateral counseling services.
- Provide education and supportive services to clients and families.
- Provide crisis intervention services.
- Conduct gender-specific, observed drug testing to clients congruent to the individual treatment plans and as needed. Alcohol and drug testing include patch, urine analysis, oral swab, and breathalyzer.
- Provide linkages and referral services according to the client’s level of care assessment.
- Process referrals from various referral sources such as criminal justice system, Child Welfare Services, recovery residences, other various providers and community agencies and individuals.
- Conduct effective outreach to promote program services as assigned.
- Provide discharge planning services.
- Provide recovery services as after care.
- Document all the services rendered in compliance with DMC ODS and other applicable requirements and standards.
- Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team,
Required Education, Certifications/Licenses and Language/Cultural Skills:
- Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor or Associate Clinical Social Worker).
Minimum Experience and Qualifications Required:
- Must have successful completion and maintenance of the San Diego County credentialing,
- If recovering, must be clean and sober and stable in the recovery process for at least 1 year.
- Must be free of probation or parole supervision for a minimum of one year.
- Knowledge and experience working with substance abusing individuals.
- Ability to establish and maintain supportive relationship with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Have knowledge and experience working with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
- Ability to work effectively with various referral sources including probation officers.
- Knowledge and experience in the principles of effective alcohol and drug treatment theories and approaches.
- Ability to provide crisis intervention, outreach, education, advocacy, community organization and follow-up services.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and successfully bring them to fruition.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with other team members.
- Ability to function well as a member of an interdisciplinary team through effective communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Abide by UPAC Code of Conduct and professional code of conduct.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding sensitive or proprietary information or materials
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet browsers, and Outlook.
- Ability to provide various services via TeleHealth.
Additional Preferred Education or Qualifications:
- Bilingual, bicultural in Spanish.