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Behavioral Health Specialist III - Peer Support Program County of Riverside - Moreno Valley, CA 92551 - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Dec 06, 2021

Job Description

The County of Riverside - Riverside University Health Systems - Behavioral Health department is currently recruiting for three Behavioral Health Specialists III (BHS III) for the Peer Support Program in Riverside. The incumbent for the Peer Support Program will be conducting Mental Health and Substance use screenings to determine appropriate services required and provided linkage to said services, provide integrated referral to outside community organizations, work and collaborate within an interdisciplinary team and handling of Crisis callers.Variety of position needing a variety of coverage Mon-Friday 8am-5:30 with every other Friday and Mon-10:30am to 8pm The BHS III will be expected to use motivational enhanced techniques when performing multidimensional Substance Use screenings with clients. The incumbent for this position will make referrals and working with contracted providers so that the client can receive the appropriate level of care. The BHS III should be experienced working within a multi-dimension teams and be able to assist various professional in the field. They will be expected to work with the hospitals, outside agencies, school, criminal justice and mental health providers. The BHS III should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and good at multitasking. Strong oral and written skills are required. Candidates are required to be registered or certified at date of application as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor and to have a valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification or registration in accordance with the certification requirements as pursuant to Sections 11755, 11864, 11876 (a), and 11834.50 of the California Health and Safety Code and Sections 9846, 10125 and 10564 of the California Code of Regulations through either the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs or Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC). Bilingual- Spanish desired Meet the Team! RUHS-Behavioral Health

Interview, evaluate, and counsel clients relative to alcoholism or drug abuse.Refer clients to County operated and/or community treatment facilities (e.g., detoxification centers, hospitals, recovery homes, residential treatment programs, or DUI program providers).Provide individual and group counseling sessions for clients and their families affected by substance abuse.Participate in joint County-community agency efforts in providing educational and prevention services to control and prevent substance abuse.Under direct supervision, monitor and evaluate program providers and determine compliance with program requirements; assist in planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing program design within the program; assist in resolving crises for clients and their families.Participate in substance abuse treatment and prevention programs; conduct community visits to assist substance abuse clients and their families achieve success in the program.Monitor client's course after discharge to ensure continuum of care and provide for adjustment.Under supervision, may monitor a variety of County and state mandated program providers by conducting site visits and record reviews to ensure compliance with County and state mandates.Assist in making preliminary recommendations as to the appropriateness and quality of treatment and prevention services; may analyze new and current legislation on the delivery of program services.Provide educational presentations on the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.Prepare and maintain records, reports, and correspondence regarding substance abuse cases; maintain records on client case work.

Education: Completion of 30 semester or 45-quarter units from an accredited college or university, preferably with course work in psychology, sociology, behavioral science, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of experience being equal to 30 semester or 45-quarter units of college coursework.) Experience: One year providing individual or group counseling to individuals in a substance abuse treatment program/facility. This experience must have included responsibility for assessing, evaluating, designing treatment plans, and making referrals, either individually or as part of a team led by a substance abuse or medical professional, for substance abuse clients.Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices involved in improving behavioral health; laws, rules, and regulations governing a public substance abuse agency; counseling techniques applicable to substance abuse treatment and prevention; social, cultural, psychological, and economic factors relating to substance abuse; public agency, community resources, community based support systems, and their functions.Ability to: Work effectively with a variety of different agencies, organizations, and individuals; interview and evaluate clients experiencing substance abuse problems; counsel and guide clients toward independence from substance abuse; assess and monitor program providers and develop recommendations; communicate effectively in verbal and written form; assist in the development and implementation of new ideas, methods, and programs related to substance abuse treatment and substance abuse prevention.

Other RequirementsLicense/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.Incumbents are required to be registered on the date of hire with an Alcohol and Other Drug certification in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 11833(b)(1).Veteran's PreferenceThe County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse’s) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veteran's preference. See the policy here: to All ApplicantsThis recruitment is open to all applicants.Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.Application PeriodBASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or applicationApplicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).Condition of EmploymentIn accordance with the California Department of Public Health Order dated August 5, 2021, health care facility workers who work in indoor settings where care is provided to patients or where patients have access for any purpose must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as follows: first dose of a one-dose regimen or second dose of a two-dose regimen, by September 30, 2021. Consideration may be given to candidates who are in the process of completing their vaccination regimen. The Order allows for workers to be exempt from the vaccination requirements by providing the facility with a declination form signed by the individual stating either of the following: (1) the worker is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs; or (2) the worker is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons. Workers who are exempted from the vaccination requirements must observe all other infection control requirements, including face coverings and regular COVID testing at the frequency required by their work site. A requirement of employment is to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Declination form (filled out by the candidate and their medical provider as appropriate), during the pre-employment process. Failure to submit the required documentation may render a candidate ineligible to move forward in the process.

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