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Registered Addiction Specialist - Fresno

Location:Fresno, CA
Salary Range:Starting at $32,000 per year
Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 403b
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Provides direct substance related counseling through multiple modalities including primarily individual and group work, for persons who have a history of abusing substances and who require recovery and prevention services.
  1. Plans and provides substance abuse recovery services for adults and adolescents who are abusing alcohol or other drugs including the provisions of service to individuals who may have a co-occurring mental health disorder.
  2. Under clinical supervision, participates in the development of treatment plans to address the mental health needs of participants and assess how recovery impacts their treatment needs.
  3. Conducts initial screening interviews, including formal use of tools such as the ASI- Light, ASAM and Socrates. Schedules appointments and conducts intake assessments to determine participantís ability to benefit from a recovery process including those with co-occurring disorders in conjunction with other mental health services.
  4. Assists participants in establishing a plan to address social, cultural, familial and personal patterns that contribute to their substance use and abuse.
  5. Leads group discussions and education classes and participates in individual sessions.
  6. Monitors and documents progress in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse to guide participants in the principles of recovery and in the principles of utilizing self-help groups and community services.
  7. Works with groups and individuals to provide a supportive environment that encourages the participantís ability to succeed in treatment.
  8. Keeps accurate records of participantís progress in recovery, effects on mental stability and behavioral changes.
  • Must have twelve (12) months of documented professional or volunteer experience working in a social service, chemical dependency or mental health setting in a capacity requiring interaction with individuals and/or families receiving specialty mental health and/or addiction treatment services.
  • Must be a Registered Addiction Specialist through a NCCA accredited institution.
  • Must have knowledge of the principles of alcohol and drug addiction, the process of recovery and recovery planning and motivational interviewing techniques and concepts.
  • Must have the ability to facilitate group and individual recovery; monitor individual progress and recovery process; assess social, cultural, familial and personal patterns that contribute to substances abuse; establish and maintain effective working relationships; conduct interviews and gather information; work with a variety of public and private agencies in providing integrated mental health and recovery services for participants.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team setting with other paraprofessional and professional staff.
  • Must have the ability to maintain patient/client dignity and confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work non-regular hours, weekends, and 10-hour shifts as required.
  • Must have a valid California driver license and clean DMV record.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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