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Chemical Dependency Counselor (Sacramento)

Company: Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Chemical Dependency Counselor REPORTS TO (TITLE): Director of Social ServicesDESCRIPTION OF POSITION:To provide quality direct and indirect patient care to individuals with substance abuse or chemical dependency problemsKEY RESPONSIBILITIES:+ Conducts group therapy sessions with patients, family therapy sessions with patients and family members and process-oriented group therapies, as well as conducting educational and other didactic groups as assigned. + Thorough knowledge of substance abuse dynamics, problems, and treatment modalities. + Working knowledge of psychological and physical symptomatology associated with chemical dependency, specific to patients' age and developmental stage. + Skills in therapeutic support and confrontation with chemical dependency patients. + Reports to community and/or state agencies regarding any patient issues as required by law and represents Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital in legal proceedings as required. + Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.+ Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.+ Performs related duties, as requested. RequirementsPOSITION Requirements: Education/Licensure: + Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through CCAPP+ Current CPR certification + Current NCI equivalent as approved by the Chief Nursing Officer (or obtained within the first 30 days of hire).+ Demonstrated knowledge of formulating treatment plans. + Experience with conducting assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues.+ Experience with reporting to community and/or state agencies regarding patient issues.Knowledge and Experience: Skills and Abilities: + Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times+ Strong interpersonal skills including sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.+ Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)+ Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.+ Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others. + Strong written and verbal communication skills.+ Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.+ Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following: + Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion+ Stooping: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.+ Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.+ Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.+ Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.+ Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.+ Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities an back muscles. + Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.+ Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.+ Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.+ Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than 40db loss @ Hz 1,000 Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.+ Repetitive motions: Substantial movement (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.+ Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. + Visual Acuity: This is a minimum standard for those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, excessive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspect), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eye. + The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).Benefits+ Medical+ Vision+ Dental+ 401(k)+ 3.5 Weeks Paid Time Off+ $25,000 Life insurance policy is provided at no charge to the employee

Keywords: Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, Sacramento , Chemical Dependency Counselor (Sacramento), Other , Sacramento, California

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