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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company name
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Valley Center, CA, United States

Employment Type

Case Management, Healthcare, Counseling, Volunteer

Posted on
Mar 22,2019

Valid Through
Jul 05,2019

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Provides outpatient and aftercare services to both adult and youth clients by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Provides individual or group counseling in clients’ home, school, office or other suitable setting.

2. Performs necessary chemical dependency assessments.

3. Treatment plans will be developed and agreed upon by both client and clinician. Treatment plans may also include case management services.

4. Provides individual chemical dependency counseling.

5. Facilitates placement in a youth and adult treatment facility when necessary.

6. Follows client progress through necessary case management.

7. Facilitates needed referrals for clients to internal programs and outside agencies.

8. Maintains continuous review of referrals to assure clients services in an efficient, expeditious and professional manner.

9. Where assigned to a grant funded project will execute objectives as they are established by the grant.

10. Provides community substance abuse prevention education or programs.

11. Clinicians will collaborate with other IHC departments and outside agencies for the provision of treatment services.

12. Participates in department development activities, conferences, seminars and workshops programs as directed.

13. Assists with the development of department communication guidelines with agencies and schools.

14. Maintains client case files in accordance with both HIPAA and IHC regulations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Minimum high school diploma or general education degree (GED); and 3 years related experience required. Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling techniques. Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies. Knowledge of group dynamics. Skill in counseling. Skill in interviewing and communicating to elicit information and cooperation from patients. Ability to write reports, correctly reflect treatment and document patient's progress.


Current CAADAC or IAAC certification preferred.

A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Driving is required for this position.

CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment.


Essential duties require potential employees to perform duties including but not limited to standing, sitting, walking short distances, lifting, reaching, etc. Employee must be able to travel.


1. Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.

2. Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.

3. Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.


1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care.

2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.


1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.

2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.

3. Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.

4. Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.

5. Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.


1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.

2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.

3. Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.

4. Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.

5. Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.

Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1, Paragraph 5

Company info

Escondido Chamber of Commerce
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Company Profile
The Escondido Board of Trade was the pre-runner of the Escondido Chamber that was founded in 1886. The name was later changed to the Escondido Chamber of Commerce in 1895. During the early period of the Chamber the Directors met at the Lemon Packing House at Tulip and West Valley Parkway. In 1919 the Chamber built their first building at Maple and Grand. The architecture was Spanish style.

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