Substance Abuse Counselor – Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CMH)

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Union of Pan Asian Communities
June 21, 2021
1031 25th Street, San Diego, CA
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Substance Abuse Counselor

Program: Children and Adolescent Mental Health

Classification: Non-Exempt, Part Time (20 hours) or Full Time (40 hours)

Salary Range: $21.35- $25.47 per hour; Commensurate with Experience

Summary and Range of Authority:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor, the Support Counselor functions as a member of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health treatment team and provides school and home-based intensive outpatient substance abuse counseling, rehabilitative, case management and supportive services to Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) and at-risk children and families.

*Alcohol and Drug Certification or Certification through one of the recognized California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program

*Provide individual NPI number.

Works in conjunction with the therapists, psychiatrist and/or other staff, for the support of outpatient community-based services and community services activities. Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in program planning, diagnosis, treatment, goal development, utilization review, and discharge planning. Provides assessment of substance abuse risks and needs of culturally diverse clients ages 5-20 and their families. Provides screening of behavioral health, rehabilitative and case management services. Provides individual treatment to children at risk or abusing of substances. Facilitates recovery groups, relapse prevention groups, substance abuse workshops, and other types of groups as appropriate. Provides family education activities (parenting support, strategies, structure, healthy attachment)

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