Substance Use Disorder Counselor II

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Substance Use Disorder Counselor II

County of Calaveras San Andreas, California, United States

Job Description:

Substance Use Disorder Counselor II

Description

Position Description

J oin our Team to provide Substance Use Counseling with Adults within the justice system partnering with law enforcement. Services provided would be; screenings, assessments, individual & group services and other related duties as assigned.

This position will be required to pass P.O.S.T. background and is located in the Probation Departments Day Reporting Center. Work schedule will be: weekdays between 8:00 AM -5:00 PM


Substance Use Disorder Counselor I
Under general direction and close supervision, provides Substance Use Disorder education, counseling, crisis intervention and case management services. May assist with the planning and implementation of SUD prevention activities and programs. Performs related work as assigned.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor II
Under general direction and supervision, provides Substance Use Disorder education, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and case management services. May assist with the planning and implementation of SUD prevention programs. Performs related work as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS :

Substance Use Disorder Counselor I
This is the entry-level position in the series. Applicants are expected to possess knowledge about alcohol/substance abuse and addiction issues; best practices and techniques commonly used to treat individuals with substance use disorders; and ethical and professional standards to be followed in the SUD treatment field. Applicants are expected to acquire additional knowledge regarding education, counseling and treatment methodologies as additional experience is gained.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor II
This is the journey-level position in the series. Applicants are expected to possess considerable knowledge in alcohol/substance abuse and addiction issues; best practices and treatment methodologies for counseling individuals with substance use disorders; dual diagnosis issues; and ethical and professional standards to be followed in the SUD treatment field.

Example of Duties

Substance Use Disorder Counselor I but not limited to residential treatment facilities or self-help groups as needed.
Substance Use Disorder Counselor II

Minimum Qualifications

All levels

Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the science of addiction, substance use disorders and related problems. Applicants must show a commitment to continuing education and professional development activities.

Knowledge of:

Substance Use Disorder Counselor I
Methods and techniques of individual and group facilitation, physiological and sociological aspects of alcohol and drug abuse and dependency; substance abuse prevention methods and outreach techniques; youth development, needs, problems, attitudes, and behavior patterns of persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction; basic principles of human behavior, basic principles of cultural development; community resources and agencies (i.e. public agencies, private enterprise, school districts, social services organizations, etc.); and first aid/CPR.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor II
Laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the County's Substance Abuse Program, including client confidentiality and Counselor's Code of Conduct; principles and techniques of individual and group counseling; physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse and dependency; needs, problems, attitudes and behavior patterns of substance abuse clients; principles of public relations; reporting and record-keeping techniques; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations; community resources and agencies.

Skill and Ability to:

Substance Use Disorder Counselor I
Understand and follow oral and/or written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with program participants, community agencies, co-workers, and the public; maintain routine records and write reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; benefit from training; understand and accept differences in human behaviors and cultural backgrounds; effectively evaluate program participant needs.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor II
Understand and apply regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to a substance abuse program; facilitate individual and group counseling sessions; maintain client confidentiality; evaluate client and family needs; analyze and evaluate situations accurately; reason logically and draw valid conclusions; recommend and implement effective treatment plans; counsel clients and families; operate computers and related software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, community agencies and the public; maintain records and write reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education, Training, and Experience :

Substance Use Disorder Counselor I
Completion of education and experience requirements for professional certification as an addiction treatment counselor in California. Status as a Registered Intern in California.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor II
Completion of education and experience requirements for professional certification as an addiction treatment counselor in California. Status as a Certified Counselor in California.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid California Driver's License issued by the CA State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Applicants must be clean and sober at least three (3) years.

Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021


For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.

Program Highlights:For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Boot Allowance: $150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications: Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.

Uniform Allowance:$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.

Extra-Hire:
Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:


Bi-Lingual pay:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.

AFLAC

Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance

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CALPERS RETIREMENT INFORMATION:

CalPERS:
CLASSIC MEMBERS: 2% at 55
PEPRA MEMBERS: 2% at 62

Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary:

$47,465.60 - $57,616.00 Annually
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