AHD Substance Use Counselor

  • Alameda, CA
  • Alameda Hospital
  • AH Sud Drug Medi-Cal
  • Part Time - Day
  • Mental Health & Social Services
  • Req #: 27986-18694
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Posted: November 19, 2020
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SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this entry-level position evaluates and performs casework, groups, and individual services for clients receiving substance use treatment. Perform other duties as required.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: Following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

Amends or revises treatment plans as the need arises and evaluates patient progress consults frequently with other professional team members as required.

Attends staff conferences and provides community groups with educational information concerning the alcohol and drug programs in Alameda County.

Develops treatment plans for all individuals on assigned caseload; oversees the implementation plans for patients; conducts individual and group counseling, again subject to periodic review by professional staff.

Establishes and utilizes knowledge of community resources.

Makes patient referrals and participates with Medical Social Worker staff in the discharge planning process, placing patients in recovery homes, outlining and directing resocialization programs for patients through referral to other agencies.

Performs initial diagnostic evaluations, noting behavioral symptoms to determine the appropriate referral source and/or treatment modality, subject to review by professional staff.

Education: Completion of a certificate program in addiction counseling and current accreditation

Minimum Experience: People who have lived experience with substance use disorders are encouraged to apply. It is recommended that those with lived experience have at least 3 years sobriety prior to providing services.

Minimum Experience: The equivalent of three years’ full-time experience in a mental health or substance use setting.


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