AOD Counselor (Full-time) (RJD, San Diego, CA)

POSITION SUMMARY

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

In addition to all components of the above position summary the following ?Essential Duties and Responsibilities? are essential to successful performance in this position:

  • 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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent in this position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS

The minimum qualifications for the AOD Counselor classifications are as follows:

Counselor III

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.

Counselor II

Counselor II must meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:

  • A Master's Degree or above 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 and AOD certified; or
  • An Associate's Degree in social service-related field, AOD certified, and six (6) months of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
  • AOD certified and one (1) to 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.

 Counselor I

The Counselor I must meet one (1) of the following requirements:

  • Less than one (1) year of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
  • Registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by DHCS, enrolled in AOD education classes, and six (6) months of experience providing CBI services.

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

To perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • 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.