Volunteers of America SW
  • 02-Jun-2017 to 01-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • National City, CA, USA
  • 13
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits including 403b, vacation and holidays

About Us:

We are a faith-based social service organization.  Our skilled professionals and volunteers help to turnaround the lives of the most vulnerable in our community through over 20 unique education, housing, and behavioral health programs.  Through these programs and services we inspire hope and provide skills that result in an improved quality of life for homeless and disabled veterans, adults with addiction and mental health disorders, children, and low income seniors and families.  Please partner with us in transforming these lives in our community.

Job Opportunity:

We are looking for a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in our Renaissance Treatment Center in National City. Must be registered and certified with one of the following: CAARR, CAS, RAS, CAADAC, or CAADE.
Full-time, variable days of the week.

Job Duties:

  1. Adhere to Volunteers of America's Operating and Program's Policies and Procedures.
  2. Follow all Safety Policies and Procedures and insure that residents and staff are safe at all times.
  3. Follow all Disaster Preparedness Procedures as outlined in the Mini-Disaster Program Manual.
  4. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of all State Licensing & Certification Standards and regulations.
  5. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of all contract(s) objectives, goals and required work ethics and practices.
  6. Gather resident information, complete intakes, discharges, ongoing forms and resident documentation accurately and in the required program time frames.
  7. Manage client medications, per guidelines established by all regulatory and funding entities. This includes recordkeeping/documentation of all medications brought into the facility, supervising clients while taking their medications and safeguarding the client's medications. Follow all program policies, procedures and protocols.
  8. Assist with the daily set-up and service of all meals for client's to include: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times. 
  9. Daily 1x1 counseling with clients. 
  10. Daily documentation in client's files of progress noted during the time services were provided.
  11. Facilitate groups on various treatment topics, including the 12-Step program model of recovery, as outlined in the programs Curriculum Manual
  12. Provide transportation and the safety of residents for needed services as needed.
  13. Follow reporting requirements and mandatory timelines for reporting all incidents as they relate to clients, staff, etc. 
  14. Maintain a good rapport, respect and communication with law enforcement or court officials, agency visitors, and community social service agencies.
  15. Participate in the cleaning, and maintenance of the facility and program equipment and furnishings.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor, Treatment Services Coordinator or Program Director.

Job Qualifications:

  1. Certified Alcohol Specialist (CAS) with California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR), CCAPP. 1-3 years of paid work experience in alcohol and drug services. 
  2. The Certified A& D Counselor I or II must be registered with CAARR or Breining Institute and must carry an active status on the certifying organization's members list. The Certified A& D Counselor I must retain an active status for the duration of their employment and maintain a current certification, obtaining required CEU's per the guidelines of the certifying organization(s). Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in the English language. Additional requirements include:
  3. Maintain a working knowledge of alcohol & drug treatment programs and client confidentiality regulations, specifically, CFR 42, PART 2 regulations and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) confidentiality regulations, pertaining to policies and procedures. 
  4. Maintain in-depth knowledge of treatment modalities for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts and dually diagnosed population.
  5. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  6. Properly complete all program forms accurately, completely independently.
  7. Properly implement instructions and procedures.
  8. Demonstrate good judgment, enhancing program effectiveness.
  9. Must have the ability to respond appropriately in case of program incidents or emergency medical situations.
  10. Must have the ability to document in writing all incidents that related to staff, residents or the facility, per program policy and procedure and within the required time frame. This includes the reporting and documentation of all serious incidents and unusual occurrences relating to both clients and staff.
  11. Computer skills in Windows, Microsoft Office programs desired.
  12. Must be flexible to meet scheduling demands.
  13. Must be free from formal Probation/Parole status for a minimum of one (1) year.
  14. Must have three (3) years continuous sobriety if recovering.
  15. Must obtain TB/UA prior to employment
  16. Physical (w/in 7 days) of employment.
  17. Must obtain CPR/1st Aide (w/in 3 months) of employment. 


Please apply online and include salary requirement:  https://voaswcal.applicantpro.com


We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and participate in EVerify.

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