Reporting to the Supervising Counselor, the AOD Counselor is responsible for delivering programming services to the participants by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming services provided in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDTP).
- ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Deliver programming services to the participants;
- Conduct group and/or individual sessions by utilizing motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other therapeutic processes;
- Evaluate and document the progress of participants assigned to their groups;
- Develop treatment plans with participants that are collaborative, individualized, and responsive to all parties changing needs.
- Document treatment outcome using acceptable methods and tools;
- Maintain accurate, timely, and confidential participant records by documenting the delivery of programming services in ARMS;
- Engage participants daily, reinforce group rules and expectation for participations and completion;
- Protect and maintain program participants' health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of records and participant information.
- Adhere to the scheduled program curriculum.
- Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHCS and institutional staff.
- Demonstrates ethical behavior in order to maintain professional standards and adhere to professional, certification or license, organizational, and CDCR requirements.
- Maintain appropriate and professional boundaries between staff and all participants.
- Attends and actively participates in all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House, state licensing requirements, and CDCR requirements and completes all training on time.
- Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings.
- Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others.
- Understand and appropriately apply Phoenix House policies and procedures, and adhere to agency-wide practices and regulations.
- Other duties as assigned.
The minimum qualifications for the AOD Counselor classifications are as follows:
Counselor III must meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
- A Master's Degree in a social service-related field; and
- Licensed by, or registered with, the Board of Behavioral Sciences; or
- Registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by DHCS; or
- A Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field, AOD certified, and six (6) months of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
- An Associate's Degree in social service-related field, AOD certified, and one (1) year of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
- AOD certified and more than two (2) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor.
Note: Social services degree such as Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, and Counseling as defined by the CSU, UC, and California Community Colleges. All closely related fields/degrees shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking.
- Proficiency in MS Office systems.
- Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment.
- Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients.
- Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor.
- Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities.
- Understanding of patient development and family systems.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative.
- Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Job Location: Blythe, CA
Job number: 279