Substance Abuse Counselor II - Juvenile Justice

Under supervision and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide substance abuse assessment, education, counseling, and related services designed to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of probationary youth in Probation Camp programs.
To develop, organize, and provide assessment, education, training, and resources for program clients to promote prevention and abstention of substance abuse and promote a health life style.
To act as a resource for literature, audio-visual, and other up-to-date research and training materials services related to substance abuse.
To act as liaison with substance abuse prevention and education, direct service, health, and related programs and organization. Identify and incorporate available community resources and after care plan for youth in the program.
To provide substance abuse counseling, within the Substance Abuse Counselor’s scope of practice, on an individual and group basis in coordination with DMH Juvenile Justice Camp Mental Health Program.
Function as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and in cooperation with all components of the program.
Assist clients to improve their social and interpersonal skills and knowledge of what is socially acceptable behavior. Act as a proper role model for program clients.
Coordinate services and linkage with parent partner and client’s parents to support client and family to prepare for youth’s return home.
Identify and facilitate community based resources and referrals for after care programs to help youth reintegrate into community of origin and prevent drug use relapse.
Responsible for record keeping and documentation as necessary to fulfill the requirements of the position.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Clear understanding and ability to communicate and promote principles of substance abuse counseling education and prevention and related community resources.
Ability to communicate and work with probationary youth and Probation Detention staff as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team to support the youth to benefit from the Camp programs and develop of an aftercare plan for youth to prevent relapse and recidivism.
Must have a current California Driver’s License and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance company.
Must pass Department of Justice and Department of Probation fingerprint clearance.
Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field highly desired; or GED plus CAADC, CAADE, or RAS certification with 2 years of experience.
Certificate in substance abuse counseling or education required. CAADAC, CAADE, or RAS.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in a program serving probationary youth with substance abuse problems or providing substance abuse education and/or counseling to a similar population.
Valid California Driver’s License is required. Must meet guidelines of agency’s driving criteria (i.e. proof of liability insurance, minimal moving violations, driving record free of DUI’s or reckless driving in the last 3 years, etc.) and maintain the criteria as per company policy at all times.  REQ. 8413A  Apply Here