Substance Use Disorder Counselor -
Company: The Lundquist Institute
Posted on: November 17, 2022
The Lundquist Institute is looking for Two SUD Counselors to
join our team in our Torrance, CA location
Two positions available: one 100% 40hr position and one 80% 32hr
Options for Recovery Women's Perinatal Outpatient Substance Use
Disorder program is seeking two dynamic Substance Use Disorder
Counselors/Case Managers to interact with clients on a day-to-day
basis by providing individual, group counseling, crisis
intervention, and case management services. We are looking for
self-motivated individuals who have experience in working with
pregnant and parenting women.
Options for Recovery has provided steadfast commitment and
exceptional recovery-focused, quality care to women for the past 30
years. Our staff are experts in the field of behavioral health
care, providing leading-edge substance use treatment for women and
their children. Options for Recovery offers competitive salaries
and benefits, comprehensive job training, a supportive learning
environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based
practices and the opportunity to further develop and improve
Required Skills & Qualifications:
BS degree in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Clinical Psychology,
or SUD counseling certificate may be accepted in lieu of degree
depending on experience
Registered and/or certified as a SUD counselor with a California
certificate agency such as CAADE, CCAPP, or CADTP
Minimum 1 - 2 years' experience providing counseling and/or case
management services to women in the Substance Use Disorder field
Possess an understanding of the nature of the disease concept and
its respective recovery processes;
Must demonstrate knowledge to develop, implement, and direct
treatment plans that encourage problem-solving skills and promote
growth for clients.
Major in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or any
major with a dire interest in helping women and children overcome
problems due to substance use disorders.
6-month Internship commitment 20-25 hours per week. Consistent
Self-Starter interested in learning all clinical aspects of
treatment women with Addiction issues.
Registered with CAADE or CCAPP a plus
Supervision is provided for all Interns.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist provides supervision hours available
for MFT's and MSW students.
Description of Duties
Counselor/ Case Manager will conduct assessments and develop
mutually agreed upon treatment plans with measurable treatment
goals and objectives for all assigned clients. Assessments include
ASAM, Bio-Pyscho-Social and additional assessments as needed.
Counselor/ Case Manager will conduct therapeutic groups, such as
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Process
Groups, Drug and Alcohol Educational Groups, Life Skills Groups and
provide general supervision of all clients ;
Assist with drug testing procedures
Counselor/ Case Manager will perform individual one-on-one sessions
at least 2-3 per week for all assigned clients;
Attend and participate in supervision sessions, clinical meetings
and training courses as required.
Develop and complete client treatment plans, letters, and other
correspondences that provide advocacy for clients.
Research and assist clients with all case management needs
including but not limited to( applying for medi-cal, locating
medical providers, support with family and legal issues, attaining
Provide supportive care to women as they transition from the
various levels of care.
The ability to multi-task and complete all EHR and File
documentation and charting by the designated deadlines with minimal
Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an
appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of
The desire to become familiar with all operational policies and
procedures of Options for Recovery and contractual agreements with
Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.
The ability to provide clinical consultation and referral resources
to family members, and others to help support clients in their
Collaborates with members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team
for the delivery of a full spectrum of clinical services.
The ability to collaborate with and build trusting relationships
with clients, other professionals involved with clients treatment
and family in order to help clients achieve long-term success
Medical: Regular full-time employees and their dependents are
provided with a choice of HMO or POS group medical insurance
benefits. The cost for these benefits is shared between the
Lundquist Institute and the employee.
Dental: Regular full-time employees and their dependents are
provided with a choice of HMO or PPO group dental insurance benefit
options, including orthodontic allowances. The cost for these
benefits is shared between Lundquist Institute and the
Vision: Regular full-time employees and their dependents are
provided with group vision insurance benefit options. The cost for
these benefits is shared between Lundquist Institute and the
Disability: Eligible employees are provided with long-term
disability insurance, which is fully paid for by Lundquist
Institute This insurance provides benefits if an employee becomes
disabled due to illness, pregnancy, or injury for more than 120
Paid Vacation: Eligible employees can accumulate ten (10) hours of
vacation per month up to a maximum of 15 working days per year.
Pension Plan: The Lundquist Institute provides a retirement plan
for eligible employees, which is fully funded by Lundquist
Institute. The Lundquist Institute makes an annual contribution
based on each employee's earnings in accordance with the provisions
of the plan.
Supplemental Retirement: Eligible employees can participate in a
403(b) supplemental retirement plan which allows pretax
contributions. The Lundquist Institute offers a variety of
investment options through Fidelity Investment, TIAA/CREF.
Life Insurance: Eligible employees are provided with group life
insurance, which is fully paid for by the Lundquist Institute.
Paid Sick Leave: Eligible employees can accrue up to ten (10) days
of sick leave per year.
The Lundquist Institute is a non-profit scientific research
organization dedicated to saving lives not only in the greater Los
Angles metro area but throughout the world. 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 1,000 research
studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen
School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources
including grants from the NIH and other government entities,
Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private
donors and other non-profit foundations.
Position requires a background check and health clearance
Please apply on-line @ www.Lundquist.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
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