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Counselor

Company: Granite Wellness Centers
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Consider a career at Granite Wellness Centers! Apply now and make a difference in your community by helping support the success of our clients. We are a local non-profit focused on providing wellness services in Nevada and Placer Counties, offering a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees which includes: Employer paid health plan
401k Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Paid Vacation (accrues after first 90 days of employment, up to 80 hours annually)
15 Paid Holidays
Wellness focused workplace If you enjoy helping others and want to work with great people, we are looking for a motivated, positive individual who is ready for their next adventure. Position Summary: We are seeking an exceptional Counselor with a passion for working with adults, primarily in our DUI Program. This position provides counseling to individuals and groups regarding substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues. We offer a team-based and collaborative approach to identify client strengths and needs, and provide assessments and education as well as individual and group counseling focused on increasing client success and promoting wellness while ensuring treatment remains in compliance with all state, federal, agency and all other applicable rules and regulations. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minimum two (2) years recent, full-time experience in chemical dependency counseling. 2. If in recovery a minimum of two (2) yrs continuous abstinence. 3. Must have a license, certification, or registration to provide substance use counseling services. 4. Ability to exhibit empathy with chemical dependency patients. 5. Knowledge of resources, methods, and techniques for all phases of recovery. 6. Extensive knowledge of the disease of chemical dependency. 7. Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements for DUI/Outpatient/Inpatient programs, and other agency programs. 8. Experience in delivering individual and group counseling. 9. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally. 10. Knowledge of legal confidentiality requirements. 11. Ability to present a professional image to the Community. 12. Ability to perform case management and administrative duties. 13. Excellent interpersonal skills with peers, supervisors, and persons served. 14. If a recovering person, a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety and active participation in a program of recovery. EDUCATION: 1. A minimum of education required to obtain professional certification as a chemical dependency counselor (or equivalent) can be substituted for up to two years of experience. 2. Must have or be able to attain within a reasonable amount of time a CADC II (or equivalent). 3. Knowledge of computer case management. 5. General knowledge of 12-step programs and principles. RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES: 1. Perform Counseling - Facilitate groups, instruction, and education related to chemical dependency. 2. Evaluation and Crisis Management - Of clients presenting chemical dependency problems. 3. Care Coordination - To other services and modalities with the GWC system of care and/or agencies as appropriate to patient needs. 4. Conduct Intake/Exit Interviews 5. Confidentiality - shall be consistent with and shall not violate the confidentiality of Alcohol or Drug Patients as set forth in 42 CFR Part 2, and California Law. 6. Administrative Responsibilities - Including charting, correspondence, filing, and liaison. a. Charting for groups and individual counseling. b. Maintain daily statistical reports for end of month allocation submissions. c. Review individual caseload charts monthly to confirm accuracy and compliance with client contracts. d. Period cross-auditing of patient files with other counselors. e. Computer literacy knowledge to perform duties above. 7. Perform Other Office and Community Activities - As may be required to balance workload within the Agency and other contract services such as Crisis Management. Hot-line monitoring, Drop-in Center counseling, and referral. 8. Other duties as assigned SUPERVISION: Clinical Supervision will take place every 6 months. The supervisee is responsible for identifying appropriate material to bring to supervision and preparing in advance to maximize evaluation time. Supervision will work in accordance with Granite Wellness Centers Policy 100.56 Clinical Supervision Granite Wellness in the Community
Granite Wellness is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote wellness and quality of life. Granite Wellness has been supporting individuals and families through substance use treatment and mental health services since 1974. Growing over the years to meet the needs of the community, Granite Wellness now provides a full range of programs throughout Northern California communities.
Recovery
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
Our definition of recovery includes addressing substance use issues, the progressive establishment of a meaningful sense of identity, improvement of overall physical and mental health, maintenance of healthy relationships, and increased life purpose.
Our Philosophy of Recovery and Wellness
Granite Wellness embraces a whole-person approach in treating substance use and co-occurring disorder, and associated behavioral issues. This approach to recovery and wellness means offering our clients a full range of services to support and understand recovery. We offer a high quality, structured, personalized array of services to each client, and their support system. In collaboration with each client, an individualized treatment is developed to create the greatest opportunity for success. Equal Opportunity Employment
GWC is an equal opportunity employer. This means that employment decisions are based on merit and program needs, and not on race, ethnicity, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, spiritual beliefs, physical or mental abilities, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, or membership in any other protected class per state and federal regulations.

Keywords: Granite Wellness Centers, Lincoln , Counselor, Other , Lincoln, California

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