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Reg. Addiction Specialist

Company: Clinica Sierra Vista
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Substance Use Disorder Counselor (Certified) is the journeyman position in this field, who provides direct substance related counseling through multiple modalities including primarily individual and group work, for persons who have a history of abusing substances and who require recovery and prevention services. This position is distinguished from the SUD Counselor (Registered) by the completion of pre-requisite hours of supervised experience and successfully passing the California State SUD certification exam. SUD Certified counselors are an essential part of the Drug MediCal program, and required to make up no less than 40% of the total staffing in any licensed Drug Medical program in the state. SUD Certified counselors may also provide clinical supervision to Registered SUD counselors upon successful passing of the NCCA approved "supervisors" exam.Essential Functions:* Plans and provides substance abuse recovery services for adults and adolescents who are diagnosed with substance use disorders including the provisions of service to individuals who may have a co-occurring mental health disorder.* Perform ASAM and other standardized assessments and develop treatment plans to address the mental health needs of participants and assess how recovery impacts their treatment needs.* Act as lead counselors for complex, advanced and at-risk clients whose care, treatment and services requires a provider with advanced knowledge and experience to perform those services.* May, with proof of supervisor certification, provide clinical supervision and hours of experience to Registered SUD Counselors.* Conducts initial interviews, including formal use of tools such as the ASI- Light, ASAM and Socrates. Determine participant's ability to benefit from a recovery process including those with co-occurring disorders in conjunction with other mental health services.* Assists participants in establishing a plan to address social, cultural, familial and personal patterns that contribute to their substance use and abuse.* Leads group discussions and education classes and participates in individual sessions.* Monitors and documents progress in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse to guide participants in the principles of recovery and in the principles of utilizing self-help groups and community services.* Works with groups and individuals to provide a supportive environment that encourages the participant's ability to succeed in treatment.* Keeps accurate records of participant's progress in recovery, effects on mental stability and behavioral changes.Other Functions:* May be required to work at any behavioral health site.* Performs other related duties as required.Qualifications:* Must be a Certified Addiction Specialist through a NCCA accredited institution.* Knowledge of the principles of alcohol and drug addiction, the process of recovery and recovery planning and motivational interviewing techniques and concepts.* Ability to facilitate group and individual recovery; monitor individual progress and recovery process; assess social, cultural, familial and personal patterns that contribute to substances use; establish and maintain effective working relationships; conduct interviews and gather information; work with a variety of public and private agencies in providing integrated mental health and recovery services for participants.* Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team setting with other paraprofessional and professional staff.* Ability to maintain patient/client dignity and confidentiality.* Bilingual (English/Spanish) may be required for some positions.* Willingness to work non-regular hours as required.* Good writing and verbal skills are required.* Committed to the belief in health care with dignity for all.Physical Requirements:Bending/Twisting 2%Stooping 0%Walking 5%Sitting 15%Push/Pulling 3%Reaching Overhead 5%Driving 5%Standing 50%Kneeling/Crawling 0%Repetitive Motion 15%(keyboard)Must be able to lift up to 25lbsClinica Sierra Vista values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the organization derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in healthcare industry, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.Clinica Sierra Vista is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

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