WestCare Counselor in Fresno, California

Job Description:

Position Summary: Person in this position will be responsible for the counseling and case management of clients enrolled in the program. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Deliver individual and group counseling services, case management services, education and community outreach services, and referrals to appropriate services and community resources;

  • Oversee and provide intake and program orientation for the client and family members including, but not limited to, assessment of psychological and social functioning and the development, implementation and ongoing review of the clients’ Individual Treatment Plans.

  • Participation in facilitating ancillary services, i.e. family support groups, family education groups, continuing care, networking with community agencies, developing and updating referral and resource information, etc.;

  • Maintenance of individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including documentation of vocational/educational activities as well as all other pertinent documentation;

  • General client supervision including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities;

  • Preparation of client progress reports, when necessary;

  • Interaction with the criminal justice system and/or referral sources, when necessary;

  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience in providing direct counseling services to persons with alcohol and/or drug problems;

  • Alcohol and Drug Certification in good standing by an agency approved and recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is required at time of hire;

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to qualify for WestCare vehicle insurance;

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain CDCR Clearance; and

  • CPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an Annual Tuberculosis test.

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or related field is preferred;

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of college-level education is required. Two (2) years of alcohol and other drug counseling experience may be substituted for one (1) year of college-level education. No more than one (1) year of college-level education may be substituted with alcohol and other drug counseling experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office or treatment facility setting; and

  • Some outdoor activities may be required.

Physical Demands:

  • The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, BUT exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks;

  • Occasional lifting of more than 10 pounds;

  • Transportation of clients in company vehicle;

  • Occasional risk of intensive physical activity with clients; and

  • Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position.

Requisition Number: 3038

City: Fresno

State: California

Job Title: Counselor

Area of Interest: Clinical/Counseling