Job Summary: Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director, the Drug/Alcohol Program Director will manage all program activities to meet contractual agreements set by Bienestar on behalf and for its clients.
The Drug/Alcohol Program Director will be responsible for supervising and providing direct client individual and group counseling and education. Counseling includes developing and implementing drug/alcohol treatment plans to achieve individualized outcomes including stability, improved health, sobriety/recovery, increased social support, improved mental health, and disease prevention (including HIV and hepatitis C) within the Bienestar’s geographic areas of operation.
Supervise day to day activities of the Treatment Program;
Facilitate weekly case conference to assure routine review and recommendation on all client treatment planning and implementation;
Stay up to date on all county, state and Federal clinical standards to ensure contractual compliance;
Assign clients to Drug/Alcohol Counselors;
Provide orientation and training to new staff members;
Keep a schedule of regular counseling appointments with clients and be available for non-scheduled counseling or crisis counseling as needed;
Conduct program-approved screenings and bio-psychosocial assessments for each client;
Based on each client’s assessment, develop an individualized treatment plan for each client incorporating the client’s input, and including treatment goals and objectives;
Clearly reflect progress, lack of progress towards defined treatment goals and counseling/intervention approaches through documentation in progress notes and other documentation corresponding to protocol;
Act as a liaison between clients in treatment and external service agencies with an investment in the client’s progress, i.e., probation, parole, DPSS, EDD, DVR, referring case managers and insurance providers;
Facilitate topical, process and educational groups and classes as assigned by the Deputy Executive Director;
Develop and individualized aftercare plan initiated upon treatment admission with each client and incorporating client input;
Complete all necessary documentation in a timely manner, including, at a minimum progress notes, discharge summaries, after care plans and written communications with external agencies with approved consent for shared data;
Prepare and submit monthly reports and billing invoices to Federal and State agencies.
Ability to work and recruit all target populations including adolescent youth.
Integrate family of origin or family of choice support and education as appropriate through conjoint sessions, family groups and other activitites.
Perform all other program related duties assigned by the Deputy Executive Director.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Education and Training
- Minimum of 30 units in Chemical Dependency studies required;
- Masters or course of study in chemical dependency, social work or psychology helpful;
- Minimum of three years of AOD counseling experience required;
- Required to have Certification: Certified Alcoholism Counselor (CAC); Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC); or Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC); Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC), California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE).
Qualified Candidates Skills and Knowledge Required:
- Experience and interpersonal skills working with culturally and socially diverse community groups including drug/alcohol, HIV and hepatitis C impacted and affected individuals and groups, and the underserved;
- Working knowledge of harm reduction and other substance abuse treatment methodologies;
- Bilingual English/Spanish with good verbal and written communication skills;
- Able to work independently and collaboratively with a team;
- Strong consumer/provider boundary-setting and adherence, communication and diplomacy skills;
- Strong independent problem-solving skills
- Organized functioning;
- Skilled and flexible time self-management;
- Must be knowledgeable in identifying behavior patterns common to client
HOURS: 40 hours per week..- Some weekends and evenings required. Some travel might be required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $45K to $60K per year. Commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits including health and dental insurance, and 403 B Pension.
TO REQUEST THE JOB DESCRIPTION, FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY:
FAX: 323 727-0284
MAIL: Bienestar Human Services, Attn: Human Resources/Recruitment
5326 East Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
Position Will Remain Open Until Filled.
Bienestar Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.