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Residential Counselor in San Francisco County

  • Baker Places, Inc.
  • Full time
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  • San Francisco County
  • 17/10/2018
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Certified/Registered Drug/Alcohol Counselor

$1200 BONUS! Certified or Registered Drug/Alcohol Residential Counselor  (F/T, Union, Day and Swing)

FOR CERTIFIED COUNSELORS - $1200.00 bonus upon successful completion of the 6 month introductory period.

BAKER PLACES, INC. We are a non-profit residential treatment agency that has provided the San Francisco community with alternatives to institutional care since 1964. Our direct care professionals provide counseling and case management services to previously homeless adults living with co-occurring diagnoses of chronic mental illness and substance use disorder. All agency services are provided from the philosophy of social rehabilitation which integrates teaching daily living skills in a safe and healthy environment.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR duties include: Under the supervision of the Program Director or the Assistant Director, Residential Counselors provide support and assistance to clients in a co-ed adult transitional residential treatment program for up to a 60-90 day stay. Counselors advocate for and respond to clients' treatment and rehabilitation needs. Counselors promote the philosophy of social rehabilitation as it applies to residential treatment; perform intake interviews; provide group and individual counseling; treatment plan development and implementation; coordinate discharge planning; and assist clients with developing and maintaining wrap around services.

Residential Counselors also provide case management services such as: advocacy assistance pursuing entitlements, clothing, affordable housing, health care, and legal services. Residential Counselors are required to maintain clinical records and to perform minor household repairs and cleaning tasks. Specific functions are outlined in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications: Certified/Registered as an AOD Counselor.  One year of full-time experience, or its part-time equivalent (a combined total of 2,080 hours) working in a program serving persons with substance abuse issues. Such experience must be in providing direct services to clients.Good verbal and written communication skills.

Attend mandatory weekly staff meeting on Thursday’s 9am-11am. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF UNABLE TO ATTEND MANDATORY STAFF MEETING!

Salary: $19.37 per hour, with guarantee of an annual pay increase.

Excellent Benefits: Program leadership will provide Residential Counselors with individualized supervision and in-service training. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long term and Short Term disability, Flexible Spending, Employee Assistance Program, Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan, Generous Paid Time Off.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter - fax 415-581-0797. If sending via email, please send your resume/cover letter as a Microsoft Word document or in PDF form.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. Baker Places, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

$19.37 per hour



Baker Places, Inc.

We are a nonprofit corporation providing an array of community-based services to residents of San Francisco with mental health; substance use disorder and/or HIV/AIDS related issues.

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