Intake Counselor (TC)

Job Announcement

 

Date : 1/11/18
Agency : AADAP, Inc. – Residential Unit
Job Title : Intake Counselor
Salary : Commensurate Upon Experience
Opening Date : Immediately
Closing Date : Until filled
Opening Positions : One (1) Full-Time
Submit Resumes to : Jon Fukuda 2900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 293-6284

A. SUMMARY STATEMENT:

Under the supervision of the Residential Drug-Free (RDF) Coordinator, implement the screening/intake and referral procedures for the Residential Unit of AADAP.

B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. CONDUCT INTAKE ASSESSMENT OF CLIENT FOR RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SERVICES (75%):
    1. Screen calls for and schedule intake appointments.
    2. Interview client and family members to determine admission eligibility.
    3. Follow up with all referral sources that include CASCS, DPSS eligibility workers, doctors, psychiatrists and others.
    4. Make recommendations to the treatment staff team for a client’s admission.
    5. Develop a thorough, written diagnostic assessment that includes client’s addiction history, family history, mental health history, history of violence, and medical health history.
    6. Schedule on going sessions with client upon the first week of intake.
    7. Develop and write up a comprehensive initial treatment plan.
    8. Complete and review intake packet with treatment staff.
    9. Assist in planning and seeking referrals for client’s transfer or termination.
    10. Maintain documentation on all applicants for residential treatment in accordance with Federal, State, County, and agency guidelines.
    11. Maintain Master File Index on all active and inactive clients.
  2. CONDUCT COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND MAINTAIN NETWORK EFFORTS WITH COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES (15%):
    1. Attend CASC, DPSS/GR/CalWORKS, Prop 36, SAMI and other service provider meetings.
    2. Maintain file on referral sources comprised of community civic groups, the legal system, state and county service groups, i.e., DPSS, and other service providers.
    3. Coordinate referral efforts with outpatient and prevention modalities within the agency and the community at large.
  3. PROMOTE TEAM CONCEPT IN IMPLEMENTING TREATMENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVE (10%):
    1. Assist Treatment Team in researching and scheduling supportive services such as housing, educational needs, legal services, health and medical services, treatment related referral services, parenting classes, anger management services, domestic violence programs, and others.
    2. Facilitate family support groups.
    3. Organize and manage family support group topics.
    4. Train staff on facilitating family support groups.
    5. Provide technical assistance with crisis situations.
    6. Provide support services in meeting unit’s transportation and floor coverage needs.
    7. Support and participate in the team’s decision-making process.
    8. Perform other functions as assigned.

C. QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  1. REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Clinical Psychology.
    2. Valid California Drivers License with proof of Automobile Liability Insurance.
    3. Permanent resident or U.S. citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
    4. Must have at least three (3) years of recovery or a drug free lifestyle as of the date of the application
    5. Ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in computer operations.
    7. Complete physical examination and TB test upon hire.
    8. Demonstrated experience in working with emancipated youth and adults and families with a substance abuse and/or mental health disorder.
    9. Demonstrated background in family therapy.
  2. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. State approved alcohol and other drug certifications.
    2. Bi-lingual in English and Korean languages.
    3. Minimum of four (4) years experience in staff development and staff training.
    4. Experienced with Therapeutic Community as a treatment modality.