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Counselor

Company: Granite Wellness Centers
Location: Auburn
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: We are seeking exceptional Counselors with a passion for working with adolescents and/or adults. This position provides counseling to individuals and groups regarding substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues. We offer a team-based and collaborative approach to identify client strengths and needs, develop and implement a recovery-based treatment plan, and provide individual, family and group counseling focused on increasing client success and promoting wellness while ensuring treatment remains in compliance with all state, federal, agency and all other applicable rules and regulations. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minimum two (2) years recent, full-time experience in chemical dependency counseling. 2. If in recovery a minimum of two (2) yrs continuous abstinence. 3. Must have a license, certification, or registration to provide substance use counseling services. 4. Ability to exhibit empathy with chemical dependency patients. 5. Knowledge of resources, methods, and techniques for all phases of recovery. 6. Extensive knowledge of the disease of chemical dependency. 7. Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements for DUI/Outpatient/Inpatient programs, and other agency programs. 8. Experience in delivering individual and group counseling. 9. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally. 10. Knowledge of legal confidentiality requirements. 11. Ability to present a professional image to the Community. 12. Ability to perform case management and administrative duties. 13. Excellent interpersonal skills with peers, supervisors, and persons served. 14. If a recovering person, a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety and active participation in a program of recovery. EDUCATION: 1. A minimum of education required to obtain professional certification as a chemical dependency counselor (or equivalent) can be substituted for up to two years of experience. 2. Must have or be able to attain within a reasonable amount of time a CADC II (or equivalent). 3. Knowledge of computer case management. 5. General knowledge of 12-step programs and principles. RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES: 1. Perform Counseling - Facilitate groups, instruction, and education related to chemical dependency. 2. Evaluation and Crisis Management - Of clients presenting chemical dependency problems. 3. Care Coordination - To other services and modalities with the GWC system of care and/or agencies as appropriate to patient needs. 4. Conduct Intake/Exit Interviews 5. Confidentiality - shall be consistent with and shall not violate the confidentiality of Alcohol or Drug Patients as set forth in 42 CFR Part 2, and California Law. 6. Administrative Responsibilities - Including charting, correspondence, filing, and liaison. a. Charting for groups and individual counseling. b. Maintain daily statistical reports for end of month allocation submissions. c. Review individual caseload charts monthly to confirm accuracy and compliance with client contracts. d. Period cross-auditing of patient files with other counselors. e. Computer literacy knowledge to perform duties above. 7. Perform Other Office and Community Activities - As may be required to balance workload within the Agency and other contract services such as Crisis Management. Hot-line monitoring, Drop-in Center counseling, and referral. 8. Other duties as assigned SUPERVISION: Clinical Supervision will take place every 6 months. The supervisee is responsible for identifying appropriate material to bring to supervision and preparing in advance to maximize evaluation time. Supervision will work in accordance with Granite Wellness Centers Policy 100.56 Clinical Supervision BENEFITS: GWC offers, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement Plan, Health and Dental Insurance to eligible employees, while providing an opportunity to work with a dynamic, innovative, and an integrated team comprised of a diverse group of professionals.'

Keywords: Granite Wellness Centers, Sacramento , Counselor, Other , Auburn, California

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