Behavioral Health Specialist III - Substance Abuse- job post

Riverside, CA

Education & Certificates

  • Counseling Certification
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Certification

The Riverside University Health Systems - Behavioral Health department is currently recruiting a Behavioral Health Specialist III (BHS III) for the CalWORKs Substance Abuse Treatment team.

The incumbent for the treatment team will be conducting case management, planned outreach with other contracted entities into homeless encampments, parks and community centers. Most of the time will be spent out in the field performing substance abuse, prevention and treatment and behavioral health services in and around Riverside.

The schedule for this position will be a standard 9/80 schedule.
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).

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The certification list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill any other mission-critical Behavioral Health Specialist III vacancies that may occur in the coming weeks.

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