POSITION: Substance Abuse Counselor
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
LOCATION: Victorville, CA
HOURS: This is a full time position. Hours will fluctuate based on needs of the programs with some evenings and weekends will be required.
HOURLY RATE: Range is $19 to $20 an hour, depending on experience. After 90-day probation period benefits will include: sick and vacation time, 10 paid holidays, plus employee health insurance plan.
BASIC DUTIES: Provide formerly incarcerated youth ages 14 – 26 with weekly evidence- based prevention services including substance abuse education classes and individualized/group counseling Provide weekly substance use disorder education classes. Provide weekly support groups and peer-to-peer counseling. Overseeing the entire project documentation and reporting requirements
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- Assist in developing, modifying and implementing substance abuse programs and new procedures based in a Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.
- Participate in management meetings to resolve issues in access to, and deliver of, services and operations.
- Conduct street and community-based outreach as part of prevention/intervention efforts
- Collect and maintain program data to prepare and submit required reports.
- Coordinate programs with other directors and outside service groups, if required.
- Ensure implementation and accomplishment of grant-stated program goals and objectives.
- Interpret and apply all applicable regulations, policies and procedures in grant package.
- Develop and implement training and treatment programs based in a Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.
- Knowledge Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction.
- Two years of work experience as a Substance Abuse counselor.
- Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Possession of a current certificate as an Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor issued by a certifying agency approved by the state of California. Certification must be maintained as defined by the department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, California Code of Regulations. OR possession of a license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or Psychologist licensed by the Board of Psychology or Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or an intern registered with the Board of Psychology or the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Pass a background check, and be open and honest about any convictions.
- Must have valid driver’s license and a vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record and be willing to travel between offices and units during workday.
- Have received at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccination at time of employment.