Job Title: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor for ROAM Program
Department: Behavioral Health
Reports To: ROAM Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Regular, Full Time, 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday
Location: Valley Center, CA (and surrounding area)
Funding: Grant (end date is July 2022)
Benefits: Eligible for benefits on date of hire. Low employee contribution for PPO Medical, DPPO Dental and Vision. 403B retirement plan with company matching. Generous PTO & sick time. 13 paid holidays per year plus Employee birthday paid day off. Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability policies. Bereavement and jury duty paid time off. Eligible for company paid CMU, CEU, licensures. Corporate discount programs. Monthly employee appreciation events. Service award program. Birthday and work anniversary acknowledgments.
ROAM (Roaming Outpatient Access Mobile) is a fully mobile mental health clinic that is grant funded. The ROAM SUD Counselor provides outpatient and aftercare services to adult and clients.
The ROAM unit is staffed with a culturally competent Licensed Mental Health Clinician, SUD Counselor and support staff. The ROAM program provides comprehensive services to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances, adults with serious mental illness (e.g. individual/group counseling, medication management, case management, peer and family support, care coordination, and prevention and services as well as Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) screening, referral and linkage. The program will also apply and incorporate relevant cultural practices that are widely accepted and utilized by the Native American communities and are complimentary with traditional western treatment approaches. The target population will be children, youth, families, adults, and older adults of Native American descent living on the various Reservations across San Diego’s rural areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
TRAVEL & DRIVING REQUIREMENTS
Driving a 40-foot mobile unit is required for this position. Must be comfortable and familiar with driving around our service area.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be proficient (or able to learn quickly) the following:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Possess adequate written and oral language skills to communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to respond appropriately to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to create and deliver effective presentations to public groups, peer groups and/or leadership.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to apply critical thinking skills to problem solve.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to drive. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal office environment.
Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.