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Intake Support / Educator Counselor

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Intake Support / Educator Counselor in Los Angeles County

  • LABioMed
  • Full time
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  • Los Angeles County
  • 06/12/2018
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About the Job:

Since it's inception in 1990 during the cocaine epidemic, LA BioMed/Options for Recovery has been in the business of helping women recover from alcohol and drug use to unite them with their children and family. Options for Recovery is a part of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

LA BioMed/Options for Recovery’s mission is to provide comprehensive resource, education, support and recovery services to alcohol and drug abusing women 18 years old and older. We specialize with working with pregnant and parenting women by assisting them with their sobriety and process to reunite with their children through DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services).

The Intake Support / Educator Counselor will assist as the second intake worker, maintain the client case load, and provide group and education classes using a variety of methods.

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field (Alcohol/Drug Counseling certificate may be accepted in lieu of degree depending on experience)
  • Minimum of two year’s experience working with substance abusing women highly desirable.
  • Certification as alcohol/drug counselor by the State of California, or ability to become certified within 1 year of employment
  • Skill and ability to facilitate client education groups. Intake, assessment and follow up. 
  • Knowledge, skill and ability to maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with clients, as per professional standards. Ability to interact professionally with staff, clients; their children and other professional agencies.


Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry a client case load of max 6 including/providing documentation of all treatment aspects.
  • Attend and effectively participate in all required staff meetings; case conferences; and trainings.   
  • Assist Director and Assistant Director to maintain optimum treatment environment including but not limited to supervision of onsite clients; group room preparation for workshops and ceremonies and agency tasks such as group coverage: Process Group Rotation, Counselor Group Rotation and Emotional Health.

Salary:

$16.00 an hour with benefits

$16.00 an hour with benefits



LABioMed

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit biomedical research organization that was founded in 1952. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on over 1...

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