Registered SUD Counselor

Interfaith Community Services
Published
July 19, 2021
Location
550 W Washington Ave, Escondido, CA
Job Type
Salary
$18-$22 per hour DOE
Type of Pay
Hourly
Contact Name
Adriana Cruz
Contact Email
adrianac@interfaithservices.org

Description

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1979 in direct response to rising rates of hunger and homelessness in North San Diego County, Interfaith Community Services works to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by Helping People Help Themselves. Interfaith is the most comprehensive social services agency in North County, providing both immediate safety net services and long-term, life-changing programs designed to meet the holistic needs of people in crisis. Together, in partnership with 250+ diverse faith communities, more than 650 recurrent volunteers, and a growing staff of over 200, Interfaith provides a safe haven and pathway towards self-sufficiency for more than 17,000 community members annually.

Schedule: Sunday-Thursday 10:00pm-6:30am
Remote Work: No

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position will provide direct services to clients located in addiction recovery programs within Interfaith. Registered substance abuse counselors work in conjunction with certified substance abuse counselors to provide support to clients who are experiencing homelessness, have alcohol and/or drug addictions, mental health, and social/legal/economic barriers. Registered substance abuse counselors maintain a safe and secure environment for the clients, ensure residents adhere to program policies, and support the mission of Interfaith Community Services.

• Support Certified Substance Abuse Counselors in maintaining caseload as prescribed by supervisor
• Ensure a clean, safe and healthy environment for all clients.
• Ensure the program areas are kept drug, alcohol and violence free
• Inform clients of all policies and procedures, and ensure compliance
• Work with Certified Substance Abuse Counselors to conduct screenings, admission, treatment planning 1:1 and group classes
• Evaluate client needs and identify appropriate resources within and outside the agency; advocate for the clients' needs
• Enter activities and client demographics into databases and daily facility logs
• Collect and submit documentation in a timely and accurate manner
• Respond to client concerns in a timely manner, providing information through informal discussions and group discussion/sessions
• Conduct searches and safely removes any items not permitted on property
• Professionally and politely answer incoming telephone calls, provide information, and log shift transitions into the service log
• Strictly adhere to participant confidentiality as required by State and Federal (42 CFR) regulations
• Work with other agency staff to maintain cohesiveness of community
• Provide assistance and notify appropriate agencies/organization in emergency situations, as described in standard emergency procedures
• Ensure that program always meet standards to pass State and Federal inspections
• Maintain contact with staff and supervisor to report any problems
• Coordinate wellness checks, fire drills and other checks annually or as needed
• Participate in all staff meetings and trainings
• Perform additional duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION
• High School Diploma or equivalent required
•Must be currently registered by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) or the California Association of Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
• Must maintain this registration without interruption and obtain certification within five (5) years from date of hire
• Must be credentialed by the County of San Diego’s Continuum of Care within the last three years or must pass the credentialing process as a condition of hire
• 6+ months of relevant experience required
• Experience working with individuals with alcohol, drug, mental illness, or homelessness required

COVID-19 SAFEGUARDS
Vaccination provided or weekly testing required
Personal protective equipment provided
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
By joining our team, you'll work with amazing people serving those in-need of a hand-up in our community. Benefits include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off - Three weeks to start!
Paid Holidays - 13 scheduled
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Bereavement Leave
Work Anniversary Bonus
Tuition Reimbursement
Healthy Rewards Program
Life Assistance Plan
Financial Assistance Program
Flexible Work Schedules
Business Casual Work Environment
Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

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Requisition #1771

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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