Mental Health Behavioral Counselor

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Union of Pan Asian Communities
June 6, 2021
3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA
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$32.00 - $34.00
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Mental Health Behavioral Counselor Program: UPAC-Next Steps Program

Classification: Full Time (40 hours per week), Non-Exempt Salary: $32.00 - $34.00 per hour; Commensurate with Experience Reports to: UPAC Agency Lead Start Date: As soon as the County Sheriff Background Check is Cleared. This process may take between 8 - 12 weeks

Summary and Range of Authority: UPAC subcontracts with NAMI San Diego for the Next Steps Program, which is funded by the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services. Next Steps provides support to adults who present at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital and other participating sites with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders or a primary substance used disorder, and their family members. Next Steps assists clients and their family members navigate the complex and overwhelming system of healthcare and social services while providing support and education to family members. This position for Behavioral Health Cou

*Master’s degree or higher in a mental health discipline *Valid California license as an LMFT, LCSW, LPPC, or Psychologist

Minimum Experience and Qualifications Required:

Knowledge of San Diego County’s behavioral health and social services Experience in working and supervising Peer Specialists Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Experience in community mental health with underserved populations Experience with persons experiencing serious mental illness, substance use and co-occurring disorders Familiarity with the peer recovery model preferred Ability to keep strong professional boundaries Supervisory experience including conflict resolution strongly preferred Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality Must demonstrate intermediate level of computer literacy

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