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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Outpatient (Escondido)


compensation: $22.00 - $26.00 per hour DOE
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

OVERVIEW: Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and under-served people in North San Diego County. Interfaith offers programs through North San Diego County, from the coastal City of Oceanside, to the inland communities south and east of our Escondido headquarters. With more than 300 member faith centers and 130 dedicated staff, Interfaith serviced more than 16,000 unique individuals last year alone.

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

• Maintain a caseload as prescribed by supervisor
• Ensures a clean, safe and healthy environment for all clients
• Ensures the program areas are kept drug, alcohol and violence free
• Inform clients of all policies and procedures, and ensure compliance
• Conduct screening, 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 remove 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

• High School Diploma or equivalent required
• Must be currently certified by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
• 2+ years of experience working in an addiction treatment facility, social services or nonprofit setting required
• Experience working with individuals with alcohol, drug, mental illness, or homelessness required

• Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the agency's insurance carrier's standards
• Must successfully pass a criminal background and exclusion/disbarment check
• Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical, tuberculosis test, and drug screen

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 - 12 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

To Apply Click here

Requisition #1408

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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