Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor job Chula Vista California
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor job Chula Vista California
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Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 9320483
Location: Chula Vista, California Date Posted: 1/22/2020
Wage: 15.76-17.86/hour Category: Counseling
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
If assigned to a recovery home program – Under direct supervision, the incumbent is responsible for the daily operations and residents at a residential recovery home; performs case management functions and provides recovery-oriented treatment and support services to residents; facilitates and conducts one-on-one and group counseling sessions and workshops for residents on a variety of subjects; performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Screens program applicants for admission or referral to another treatment facility or program.

Conducts comprehensive assessments of applicant substance abuse history, family, health, medical needs, employment and educational background.

Evaluates and determines program options for applicants with the Program Managers.

Schedules and conducts applicant interviews; intakes and discharges residents; terminates residents from program as necessary.

Performs case management record keeping tasks; assists in preparing required program performance reports; maintains and updates center waiting lists; prepares and types correspondence; creates resident files and applicant/resident information.

Develops, revises and updates individual recovery plans (IRPs) with residents that establish specific treatment goals.

Regularly meets with residents to track progress and prepares resident progress reports.

Communicates with parole officers, probation officers, advocates, and lawyers in person or by telephone to discuss residents’ status and progress.

Prepares exit plans, discharge summaries and certificates of completion for residents who have successfully completed the program; contacts discharged residents for follow-up.

Conducts and facilitates one-on-one and group counseling sessions and workshops for residents on a variety of subjects, including drug and alcohol education, domestic violence, psychological and physiological effects of substance use and addiction, health education, self-esteem, anger management, relapse prevention, eating disorders and AA/NA step studies.

Transports residents to appointments, health screenings, and meetings or for emergency purposes; ensures residents go to all required appointments and meetings.

Logs, dispenses and disposes of prescribed medications for residents.

Conducts urinalysis drug testing on program participants.

Collects resident fees and rent.

Plans, schedules and supervises residents’ daily activities, including classes, appointments, outings, special events and community involvement.

Prepares weekly chore lists for residents and ensures chores are complete.

Conducts searches of resident rooms as needed in accordance with MAAC policies and applicable legal requirements.

Assist in the coordination of fundraising and community networking activities.

Assists with in menu planning; takes residents shopping for groceries and personal needs; buys groceries and places orders for food and household supplies as needed.

May be assigned to conduct group and or education classes in the DUI Program.

Maintain compliance with the requirements for continuing education hours and/or units (CEH or CEU) as determined by the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and/or other regulatory agencies.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Requirements for placement in these classifications is pursuant to the requirements of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals Credentialing (CCAPP) and/or California Association of DUI Treatment Programs Credentialing (CADTP) and may be subject to change. Continued employment is contingent upon maintaining registration/certification as outlined below. Submission of transcripts, certificates, diplomas, verification of work experience may be required.

Requirements for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (CADC-I)

315 hours approved, AOD specific education

255 hours field practicum

Passing score on the IC&RC Written Exam

3,000 hours of work experience


An AA in behavioral science or allied mental health profession and 2,080 hours work experience

Requirements for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (CADC-II)

315 hours approved, AOD specific education

255 hours field practicum

Passing score on the IC&RC Written Exam

6,000 hours of work experience


A BA in behavioral science or allied mental health profession and 4,000 hours work experience

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type:
Years of Experience Required: 4
Education Required: High School
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave

Contact Information:
Contact Name: MAAC HR Recruiter Company Type:
Company: MAAC
City: Chula Vista
State: California
Zip: 91911
Web Site: http://www.maacproject.org/careers/

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