Bilingual Substance Abuse Counselor
Southland Integrated Services, Inc.

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Post Date: Jun 08, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $20 - $25 per hour
Location: US - California - Garden Grove
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•        Assess program qualifications and complete necessary intake procedures.
•        Evaluate patients’ physical and mental behaviors.
•        Provide direct support to patients using different modalities.
•        Teach coping techniques and offer appropriate resources.
•        Educate patients on treatment options, methods and techniques to ensure the patients understand the overall intake and treatment process.
•        Develop appropriate treatment and recovery plans.
•        Monitor patients over time to access treatment progress.
•        Maintain good and timely records for patients. Agree to and comply with all agency policies and procedures.
•        Collaborating with clinic staff, psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, social workers, and other departments.
•        Work with other professional staff to collaborate on treatment methods and plans for patients and to assess suitability for counseling services or referral to other treatment centers.
•        Identify behaviors that interfere with treatment and recovery.
•        Assist primary caregivers to manage addiction-related behavior.   
•        Attend meetings, participate in agency and community events as needed.
•        Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required to satisfactorily complete job:
•        Must be bilingual English and Vietnamese or Spanish.
.       Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling, or a Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field.
•        Experience in individual and group counseling.
•        Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, and a compassionate nature.
•        Ability to maintain confidentiality
•        Previous experience with the treatment of substance abuse disorders.
•        Experience with co-occurring health and mental health problems.
•        Knowledge of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA) best practice indicators.
•        Knowledge of drug and alcohol testing to monitor treatment plans and medical instructions.
•        Interest in treating the underserved, low-income communities is highly desired.
•        Ability to proceed on own initiative using independent judgment and discretion.
•        Verification of employment eligibility. Must pass background check/sanction screening.
•        TB clearance, renewed annually.