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Mental Health Counselor

Company: HUMANISTIC ALTERNATIVES TO ADDICTION, RESEARCH AND
Location: Hayward
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Duties:-Providing counseling and case management services for a caseload of approximately 40-50 clients.-Providing harm reduction informed counseling for substance abuse, misuse, and dependency.-Providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, and well-informed general therapeutic techniques.-Conducting clinical assessments (including ASAM), using validated tools (including C-SSRS and Audit), and exercising clinical judgment, providing treatment, and making the appropriate referrals.-Providing clinical training for life skills, emotional intelligence, and parenting.-Providing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, vocational and nutritional counseling.-Independently maintaining timely compliance with the documentation requirements of County, State, Federal, and Municipal licensing and accreditation agencies, including medical services.-Participating in Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR), clinical supervision, performance improvement activities, accreditation activities, and applicable continuing education courses.-Reviewing, documenting, interpreting and appropriately responding to urinalysis data.-Sharing the coverage of and over-site of the front desk, intake and other roles as needed.-Monitoring financial and/or insurance status of clients.-Serving as an advocate or a liaison between HAART and local government agencies, treatment programs, mental health agencies, social service agencies and the criminal justice system to facilitate a continuum of care for HAART clients.-Attending staff meetings and participating in HAART's collaborative administrative and clinical treatment process.-Maintaining established performance goals as defined by HAART staff.The Ideal Candidate:The best candidate(s) for a counselor position at HAART will be punctual, mature, flexible, able to begin the workday at 6:00 am, well-organized, have good limit-setting strategies, be keenly aware of counter-transference and its place in therapy, be adept at cultivating good-will, be kind, be curious about clients and substance use and misuse, hold hope, work well with colleagues, be consistent with documentation of services, and be open to integrating new information and perspectives from both colleagues and clients.*Requirements:- A Masters Degree or Doctorate in Counseling, Psychology or related discipline- A clinical license as an MFT, LCSW, Clinical Psychologist or LPCCor-Clinician registered as an associate with the Board of Behavioral Science in the state of California and possessing a terminal Masters degree. HAART can provide supervision for hours toward license but you must have already completed your graduate program for consideration.orA CCAPP certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.(We will give consideration to a registered CCAPP journey level Substance Abuse Counselor with strong experience and professionalism).-Computer proficiency skills, which include the ability to quickly learn and use a comprehensive database system as well as other software programs and implement tracking systems for items due.-Experience in working with a high-risk and widely diverse population.Physical Requirements:-Light duty lifting (less than 10lbs)We look forward to hearing from you!Pay and Benefits*Depending on licensing, registration, certification and experience, Counselors at HAART earn between $45,000 - $70,000 on a four day work week (after probationary period),*Benefits Health, Dental, Education, Life Insurance, up to five weeks FTE PTO plus all county holidays, and substantial employer contributed 403b retirement amongst others.(NOTE: During the Health Emergency, HAART has implemented an infection control plan that has temporarily altered how some of our services are delivered.)Much of HAART's counseling and case management services are currently being conducted via telehealth. HAART will provide a laptop, and cloud-based application support and access for this effort. Time on-site will be part of this arrangement. The on-site schedule will be based on pod assignment and HAART operation needs.Who We Are:HAART Castro Valley/Hayward has provided treatment to opioid and opiate-dependent adults in Alameda County since 1979. Our experienced staff provides medication assisted treatment using Methadone and Suboxone, provides maintenance and long-term detoxification and peripheral medical care in unison with professional counseling and therapy services to approximately 365 patients and their families, all with a wide spectrum of variable needs. Our cliental is diverse and includes perinatal patients, low-income patients, and those with physical and/or psychiatric challenges.HAART is part of the Alameda County system of care and is contracted to provide services to MediCal and Medi-Care beneficiaries, veterans, multiple third-party insurance groups including Kaiser recipients.

Keywords: HUMANISTIC ALTERNATIVES TO ADDICTION, RESEARCH AND, Hayward , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Hayward, California

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