$27.9K to $35.3K per year is Indeed's estimated salary for counselor at County of Ventura Government in San Bernardino, CA.
Full Job Description
JOB Apply Today! Candidates who make it onto the eligible list, will be invited to our Hiring Event in January, where you may be offered a same day conditional job offer!The County of San Bernardino is recruiting for Alcohol and Drug Counselors to provide screening, counseling, referrals, and outreach services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders. Duties include short-term crisis intervention; planning and implementing supportive and educational counseling; assisting adolescents, adults, and families in recognizing and addressing social and cultural patterns, family problems, and personal dysfunctional behaviors that contribute to alcoholism and drug abuse; making presentations to schools and community groups; and monitoring compliance with grants and contracts.There are immediate vacancies located in San Bernardino, if you'd like to be considered for these positions, be sure to indicate your availability for this location on your application. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County as they occur.To view a more comprehensive listing of job duties for this classification, please refer to the Alcohol and Drug Counselor job description. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation and maintain a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance for the individual providing the transportation.Hours: Some evening and weekend work may be required.RBEST/TEST Positions: Positions within the Recovery Based Engagement Teams (RBEST) and Triage Engagment and Support Teams (TEST) are field based and require working outside of the office frequently. TEST teams work within law enforcement departments, Probation office sites and ER hospital sites. Indicate your availability for these positions on the supplemental questionnaire.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES Certification/Education: Certification as an Alcohol or Other Drug (AOD) counselor by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).-AND-Experience: One (1) year of experience in a Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program performing counseling, crisis intervention, and community resource referrals.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bilingual Positions: Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Applicants must pass written and oral language competency tests in order to be considered for bilingual vacancies. The ideal candidate will be a certified AOD counselor and have exceptional communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas both orally and in writing, a customer service background, and presentation skills. For positions assigned to treatment programs working with the adult forensic population, it is highly desirable for candidates to have experience in behavioral health programs with individuals who have co-occurring disorders.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION There will be an online assessment of competencies in the following topics: Personal EffectivenessCounseling/Interviewing SkillsAlcohol/Drug ConceptsWritten CommunicationApplicants will be notified of the details for the online assessment after qualifications have been reviewed.Apply by Sunday, December 26, 2021, for consideration. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires. To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application. If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide, or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application. Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.