This on-call bilingual (Spanish) position provides occasional substance abuse counseling and case management for individuals, families, and groups (both legal and voluntary clients). Working hours will range from 0 hours to 20 hours per month, usually in the evenings. The working schedule will be preplanned or the position could be asked to cover a group for a counselor who is out on leave. In the may event a client is monolingual, the position would coordinate bilingual services for that client to provide individual, family, and case management services.
Examples of Duties:
•Conducts client intakes and evaluations, including treatment planning, client histories, case notes, and follow-up services.
•Coordinates action for crisis situations.
•Provides substitute coverage for other counselors' groups while the counselors are on leave.
•Provides individual counseling, group and family counseling, and case management for Spanish-speaking clients on an as-needed basis.
•Maintains and updates electronic client charts.
•Performs related duties, as required.
When submitting your application, make sure you explain how your qualifications adequately address the job requirements of this position, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences or related field. An M.S.W. or M.A. in counseling, psychology, or related field is preferred.
Experience: One year of professional substance abuse counseling experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Ability to work effectively with minimal daily supervision.
•High level of skill in communications and counseling.
•Knowledge of addiction process.
•Ability to work with people and families in crisis and from varying cultures.
•Ability to work effectively with angry, resistant, and/or intoxicated clients.
•Knowledge of psychopathology and ability to provide education, prevention, and intervention services.
•Experience in assessment and evaluation of drug and alcohol clients.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including educational presentation skills.
•Good organizational skills.
•Ability to work well with other employees, outside agencies, and the public.
•Must meet Colorado Division of Behavioral Health (DBH, formerly Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division) certification as a CAC II or CAC II eligible within 12 months of hire, and must maintain certifications per DBH standards and regulations.
•If a non-practicing substance abuser, must have a minimum of three years abstinence.
•Prefer clinician who has working knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Level II Education and Therapy curriculums for DUI offenders, and other evidence-based skills.
•Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are required.
Boulder County, CO - 14 months ago