LCSW with Substance Abuse Certification
3834 S Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062
Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operations Officer, the Substance Abuse Counselor LCSW will also provide mental health services to -patients. The Substance Abuse Counselor LCSW will assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education. In addition, the Substance Abuse Counselor LCSW will participate in the multi-disciplinarian teams for specialty care (e.g. obstetrics, diabetics and hypertensive patients and HIV).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitates in educational activities in health centers to improve knowledge of substance abuse and behavioral health related areas.
- Monitors and documents client/patient progress in substance abuse/behavioral health recovery.
- Counsels patients/clients regarding community resources such as housing and/or employment or treatment services available to help prevent or cope with relapses.
- Counsels patients/clients to prevent relapses by assisting them in recognizing causal factors of substance abuse/behavioral illness and in developing appropriate coping behaviors.
- Participates with the treatment team of clinicians and release planners in developing, implementing, and evaluating treatment or therapy approaches for patients/clients, family members, and significant others in all phases of comprehensive substance abuse and/or behavioral health treatment programs.
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
- One year of experience in a substance abuse program with experience providing physical assessment of patients, counseling of individuals, families and groups, and documentation.
- One year of interviewing and participating in the development of therapy and treatments as it relates to substance abuse.
- Must possess a Master’ s degree in Clinical Social Work (LCSW), with significant course work in substance abuse treatment.
- Registration or certification as an alcohol and drug counselor in California by The California Consortium of Addiction Program and Professionals (CCAPP).
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
- A valid California Driver' s license, and access to insured automobile.
- Experience utilizing an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system is highly desirable
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred