Substance Abuse Counselor
Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Job Description Position Summary The AOD Counselor works under
the direction and supervision of the Licensed Clinician. He/she is
responsible for facilitating individual and group (non-clinical
counseling) sessions for residential treatment and withdrawal
management clients. Duties include medication monitoring and
provided physical checks of clients. The AOD Counselor uses
applicable software for reporting services provided and maintains
backup documentation as directed. Essential Functions Understands
the mission, organizational structure, and policy and procedures of
The Salvation Army. Works cohesively with supervisors. Facilitates
individual and group (non-clinical counseling) sessions for
residential treatment and withdrawal management clients. Compile a
diagnostic evaluation and assessment of client history, strengths,
academic abilities, psychosocial development, and independent
living skills. Uses applicable software for reporting services
provided and maintains backup documentation as directed.
Participates in case management meeting regarding updates in
clients receiving individual and group. Facilitates urinalysis and
breathalyzer tests as directed. Immediately notifies key staff when
a resident test positive for drug and/or alcohol use. Issues and
monitors resident medication per policy and procedure. Performs
rounds during shifts to ensure the wellbeing of residents and
safety of facility. Responds effectively to emergency situations
per policy and procedure. Immediately notifies key staff when such
emergencies occur. Ensures proper turnover of information by
reading prior Shift Reports when starting a shift and producing a
Shift Report at the end of his/her shift. Assists in auditing
client files and applicable software on a regular basis to ensure
quality and accuracy of information being recorded and billed for.
Assists in covering shifts and performing other duties as necessary
for the successful operation of the program. Minimum Qualifications
Registered or Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor with a minimum of
one-year experience in the field. Must be able to pass a complete
and satisfactory background check. Ability to drive and maintain a
valid Class C California Drivers License. Able to pass a TSA
Driving Test and maintain a clean MVR. Maintain a current TB test
and CPR First Aid Certification. Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English.
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required. Computer literate
with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to
email, fax, operate copy/print/scan machine. Ability to work
harmoniously with supervisors, coworkers, residents, outside
agencies, and the public. Excellent organizational, prioritizing,
planning and problem-solving skills. High ethics and integrity.
Experience working for a Drug Medi-Cal Program preferred. Company
Description The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is
based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet
human needs in His name without discrimination.
Keywords: The Salvation Army, Santa Barbara , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Santa Barbara, California
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