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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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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