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Chemical Dependency Rehab Program Counselor I

Location: San Francisco, California;

Job ID : 3773941


Under general supervision, provides comprehensive psycho-social services to Health Plan members and their families presenting to the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP/CDS). Utilizes established therapeutic techniques in interviewing, assessing and treating psycho-social problems as they relate to chemical dependencies and addictions.

Essential Duties:
- Interviews patients and related sources to identify extent and effects of chemical dependency, in order to arrive at a treatment plan.
- With approval from the supervisor, utilizing close supervision and commensurate with skills and training, provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and HIV risk assessment and counseling as
related to chemical dependency.
- Participates in team discussions related to appropriate treatment plans for patients and their families.
- Confers with staff physician and clinical supervisor regarding patients' progress and treatment.
- Prepares psycho-social assessments, case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
- Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of patients.
- Confers with representatives of other departments and private agencies to resolve problems and to develop and maintain public understanding and sound working relationships.
- Participates in training programs and workshops for continued professional growth in general counseling skills, as well as specialized treatment in addiction medicine.
Maintains ethical and professional standards of conduct.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information
skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; treats co-workers, patients and facility visitors with respect.
Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification to ensure that instructions and requests are fully understood.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum of three years paid experience under licensed supervision.
- If in chemical dependency recovery, a minimum of three years continuous sobriety is required.
- Ongoing employment in the CDRP/CDS is contingent on continuous sobriety.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
- Employees hired into the CDRP I position before 9/14/2006 are not required to have CADAC certification.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current CADAC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor) certification or completion of accredited chemical dependency certification program required.

Additional Requirements:
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Must have basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A

Primary Location:California,San Francisco,San Francisco 1201 Fillmore Chemical Dep 1201 Fill

Scheduled Hours (1-40):0


Working Days:On-Call


Job Type:Standard

Employee Status:Regular

Employee Group:NUHW

Job Level:Entry Level

Job:Behavioral / Mental Health

Public Department Name:Chemical Dependency

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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