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Internship - Substance Abuse Counselor

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Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS)

San Diego, CA

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Program/Department Description
San Diego Center for Change is the case management and treatment provider for San Diego\u2019s Central Division Adult Drug Court. We work collaboratively with other members of the Drug Court Team, who include the Judge, court support staff, and District Attorney, Public Defender, and law enforcement liaison officers. As the treatment provider on the Drug Court Team, San Diego Center for Change helps our clients achieve success in living a productive life that is free of criminal activity. Our treatment services offer group and individual counseling, and our case management services provide for mental health, education, employment and community referral needs.
Position Description
The Substance Abuse Counselor Intern will provide treatment  to clients in a gender responsive non-residential substance abuse program as follows:
Gain experience  and supervision in the core functions of an SUD Counselor
Develops and implements treatment plans; practice providing a variety of interventions including screening, assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, collateral services, and other relevant sobriety-related services to the clients.
Documents, reviews, and charts client progress and completes all required documents on time according to Drug Medi-Cal guidelines.
Treatment planning, case management, reporting,  and observed drug testing (must be gender specific).
Develop and integrates the clinical concept with sound theoretical  practice.
Education/Experience Requirements
Actively working toward a degree in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling through an approved college or institute.
Registration through a recognized alcohol and drug certification entity plus completion of prerequisite courses in AOD Counseling

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Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS)
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Company Profile
Mental Health Systems (MHS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to provide innovative and cost-effective mental health and drug and alcohol recovery services. Our agency was established to improve people’s lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies that respect time-proven methods of intervention. Currently, MHS operates more than 85 community-based programs throughout California for people who either cannot afford privately paid services or for whom appropriate services are not otherwise available. MHS services address behavioral health issues through a broad range of prevention, early intervention, integrated treatment, diversion and vocational programs that are culturally appropriate and strengths-based. Our outpatient, residential and home-based programs serve: children, adolescents and transition-age youth; adults and older adults; homeless; veterans and military families; adult offenders under federal, state and county jurisdictions. All programs and services are provided in a client-focused, compassionate manner that underscores MHS’ founding values: Integrity, Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation and Dignity.

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