Behavioral Health Counselor - Compensation $18 hr.
(Full-Time) Reporting to the Program Director, the Behavioral Health
Counselor is responsible for providing screening and assessment, follow-up and
testing for clients and assist in the supervision of assigned substance abuse
treatment activities while maintaining a trauma-informed and gender-responsive
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
coordination of Initial Assessment, Service Authorization Requirements,
Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Review and goals with other supportive service
plans, including, general medical care, Group Counseling, Patient Education,
Individual Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Collateral
Services, and Discharge Services
individual counseling services
Evidence-Based Treatment groups for assigned cohorts
crisis intervention as needed by clients, residents, and families.
and responds to crises that may negatively impact treatment and, where
possible, uses negative events to enhance treatment efforts.
with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload
to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours.
timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to
chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports.
appropriate records such as ongoing progress notes, reports to referring
agencies, discharge summaries and clinical case records as required by external
and maintains all documentation of services delivered, which includes
individual records, group notes, and general communication logs. Provide
clinical consultation to referral resources, family members, and others to help
support clients in their recovery
and participates in weekly staff meetings, case conferences, community
meetings, and program and family gatherings.
client access to and involvement with treatment and other providers to help
address barriers to treatment and the recovery process
a client's appropriateness for services using the ASAM criteria for substance
abuse and/or dependence.
with members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team for the delivery of a
full spectrum of clinical services.
with approved family members with the goal of providing direct support to the
entire unit of treatment. Encourages and facilitates family involvement in
parent education, Sunday Family Group, and visitation
and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for
orients clients to the facility as needed by explaining issues including, but
not limited to: rule infractions that may result in termination, the hours of
service availability, clients' rights and the grievance procedure, and costs
for which they may be responsible.
the appropriate forms and instrumentation to assess clients' strengths and
weaknesses. Develops, with the clients' participation, treatment plans to
address identified problems.
clients, ranks problems identified in the assessment process establishes
immediate and long-term goals and determines the treatment process and
resources to be utilized.
and explores problems and their ramifications with attention to the clients'
associated attitudes and feelings. With the clients' participation, examines
alternative solutions and develops plans of action.
the delivery of service provisions and acts as an advocate in accessing other
with referral agencies including the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control,
County and Federal Probation Departments, and Department of Health Care
with the Nursing Department and consulting physicians to ensure quality medical
services are provided to the client in a timely and as-needed basis.
program needs and suggests improvements to the Clinical Manager and/or VP,
with local, state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations
all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state
licensing requirements, completes all training on time
and participates in program and all staff meetings
to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a
role model for others
Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field required
or ACSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration
maintain licensure as a condition of employment.
with Kern County Licensing, and other governing bodies preferred
Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS Preferred
commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE
For– Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and
to utilize an electronic medical record
with Kern County licensing, and other governing bodies
of the dynamics of alcohol/drug-related problems and their impact upon patients
and their families;
social factors involved in substance abuse;
principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling and their application to
individuals possessing chemical dependencies;
resources available to persons with alcohol/drug-related problems;
physiological and psychological effects of chemical dependency;
social, economic and health problems;
to interview and counsel;
and maintain effective working relationships with others;
effectively with others, both orally and in writing;
to speak before large groups;
to treat the chemically dependent using group and individual therapy and to
evaluate new treatment methods;
knowledge of up-to-date theories, principles, and techniques of addiction,
mental health counseling and managed behavioral health care;
is required to conduct screening, assessment, treatment planning, and
of current methods and techniques used in effective prevention and treatment
with chemically dependent persons;
organization and resource development;
functions of municipal, government, industry and service organizations;
principles of training and education;
evaluation methods and report writing;
is required to conduct several projects simultaneously;
complex problems and adopt an effective course of action;
supervise the work of others
Job Location: Bakersfield, CA
Job ID: 103