CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community. The Counselor supports the activities of government grant providing high quality substance abuse recovery services for people who are struggling with the addictions to alcohol and other drugs by assisting them in achieving identified goals.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Individual counseling & case management of clients
File compliance ensuring contractual guidelines and CLARE standards are upheld
Collaborative team work
Understanding of modalities utilized to treat population successfully including Harm Reduction, Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, & Critical Time Intervention Models.
Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of CLARE’s mission, vision, & philosophy
Contribute to a healthy work environment
Actively participate in meetings and team-building activities.
Communicate on a direct and timely basis about needs and problems as they arise.
Ensure standards of conduct are upheld to CLARE standards
Ensure a community environment is maintained
Ensure health and safety regulations are upheld to CLARE standards
Maximize learning opportunities by remaining receptive to constructive feedback and utilizing support available from your supervisor and others.
Ensure client files are upheld and managed to contractual and CLARE standards
Understand scope of work as described in grant
Provide substance abuse recovery services to partner agencies at their program sites
Knowledge of co-occurring disorders, homelessness, housing first, harm reduction
Conduct group counseling and educational sessions
Conduct individual AOD counseling sessions
Act as a client advocate and assist clients with problem solving
Provide crisis intervention and emotional support to clients when appropriate
Maintain contact with each client as required by contract and program guidelines
Maintain accurate and up to date information in each client’s chart and document client contact, utilizing documentations systems designed by partner agencies
Attend and actively participate in case conferences, related training, and collaborative relationships between CLARE and established partners
Represent CLARE at community meetings, collaborate with other social services agencies as a part of continuum of care, and serve as an advocate for CLARE constituents, if applicable
Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
The ideal candidate will have counseling experience in a substance abuse treatment center setting, have experience working with clients with co-occurring disorders and chronic homelessness. Certified AOD Counselor required. In addition the following are strongly desired/required:
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.
This job will be primarily located at the CLARE Foundation’s offices in Santa Monica, CA. While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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