Substance Use Counselor- AM's Valley Center, CA

Valley Center, California

Category: Admin

Travel

Job ID: 789523

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 24 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $1420 / Week

Posted Date: 5/31/2024

Valley Center, California

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Admin

Contract Duration: 24 Weeks

Travel

Est. Pay: $1420 / Week

Job ID: 789523

Posted Date: 5/31/2024

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Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives? Do you thrive in a supportive and dynamic environment? Look no further! We’re seeking a dedicated Substance Use Disorder Counselor to join our team.

  • Schedule: AM’s Monday – Friday, 40hrs a week
  • Location: Onsite. Valley Center & San Ysabel, CA
  • Local Pay( Within 50 miles): $28-$30/hr depending on experience.
  • Travel Pay( Outside 50 miles): $1,420 gross/weekly
  • Contract Length: 6 Months- Temp to Perm

Summary: As a Substance Use Disorder Counselor, you’ll provide outpatient and aftercare services to patients, supporting them on their journey to recovery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct individual or group counseling sessions.
  2. Perform necessary chemical dependency assessments using ASI and/or ASAM assessments to identify the appropriate level of care.
  3. Collaborate with patients to develop treatment plans, which may include case management services.
  4. Provide individual chemical dependency counseling.
  5. Facilitate placement in youth and adult treatment facilities when necessary.
  6. Monitor patient progress through case management.
  7. Make referrals to internal programs and external agencies as needed.
  8. Maintain a continuous review of referrals to ensure efficient and professional service delivery.
  9. Execute objectives for grant-funded projects, if assigned.
  10. Deliver community substance abuse prevention education programs.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other departments and external agencies to provide comprehensive treatment services.
  • Participate in department development activities, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  • Assist in developing communication guidelines with agencies and schools.
  • Be prepared for reassignment during emergency operations planning (EOP).

Qualifications:

  • Current CAADAC or IAAC certification required.
  • Active BLS Cert.
  • Minimum high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of counseling techniques, community resources, and group dynamics.
  • Strong communication skills to elicit information and cooperation from patients.
  • Familiarity with NextGen or EPIC electronic health records.
  • Experience using Paycom, Paycom Learning, and PolicyTech systems.
Please note that this pay range represents a good faith estimate of the compensation that will be offered for this position based on the circumstances. The actual pay offered to a successful candidate will take into account a wide range of factors, including but not limited to location, experience, and other variable factors.
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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