Counselor II – Genesis House Residential and Outpatient Treatment Centers

Provides drug treatment services in a residential or outpatient setting to clients and their families, including ASAM assessments, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, education, discharge and aftercare planning, and case management. Maintains detailed and accurate records in Avatar and updates client files in a timely manner with weekly progress notes and documents all services provided. Complies with Medi-Cal treatment standards and CARF standards. Makes and coordinates referrals to social service agencies for ancillary support services. Supervises clients on property and during recovery events and other community outings. Makes monthly reports, written and verbal, to referral sources such as Probation, Parole, the Courts, Department of Social Services, etc. Meets with social service providers to coordinate service plans. Participates in clinical supervision and quality assurance reviews. Assists patients in identifying and progressing toward their chosen goals. Provides therapeutic treatment and strategies for relapse prevention. Advocates for clients in all areas of treatment. Provides prompt intervention in case of a crisis, both to stop the crisis and to notify persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the situation. Attends mandatory program and agency staff meetings. Assists in developing program goals. Participates in continuing quality improvement processes and evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Enforces the policies and procedures of Genesis House, Outpatient Treatment Centers and Community Human Services. Must be a registered or certified addictions counselor and, if in recovery, have and maintain two years clean and sober. The ideal candidate will have experience in ASAM assessments, Medi-Cal, Avatar and evidence-based best practices; knowledge of community resources used in treatment and case management; proficient computer skills and ability to learn technology; oral and written communications skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, families, community agencies and professionals; crisis intervention skills and ability to perform in crisis situations; and ability to exercise appropriate judgment, decision making and counselor/client boundaries. Preference will be given to bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural candidates. A valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and CPR/First Aid certificate required.
Starting pay $3,308 – $3,646 per month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.