The Substance Abuse Counselor positions have primary responsibility for counseling drug and alcohol abuse clients, aids with their personal adjustment and coordinates necessary resources and referrals. Persons in the position report to the Program Manager for the program to which the position is assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Typical responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
60 semester or 90 quarter units of college level course work in psychology, sociology, counseling, human behavior or a related field. One year experience in counseling/advising a chemical dependent population. Bilingual preferred.
The essential function of the position is the management of the stresses, including those of the client, those of the employee personally, and those present in the work and home environment, related to achieving a mandated and/or personally desired change in behavior by a chemically dependent individual. It is an essential function of the position that the counselor be able to manage the stresses related to the processing of the clients as a case load towards the end of maintaining the required productivity. It is an essential function f the position that the counselors manage his or her response to the appearance, beliefs and behaviors of the client that they find personally repugnant. Conversely, it is an essential function that the counselor control inappropriate behaviors arising from any sympathy a client may induce. It is an essential function that the counselor manages any stresses arising from the need to resist the allure of a chemical dependent lifestyle. It is an essential function of the position that the counselor be self-aware of undesirable conditions in their personal or professional life arising from the stresses of the position and to take appropriate remedial actions. It is an essential function of the position that the counselor be self-aware of undesirable conditions in their personal or professional life that adversely impact their ability to act as a counselor and to take appropriate remedial action.
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