La Familia is a community-based mental health organization serving Alameda County’s multicultural communities with a focus on those with limited means and access to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services. Founded in 1975, La Familia’s mission is to mobilize all possible resources to strengthen the emotional wellness of individuals and to preserve families. La Familia specializes in linguistically appropriate (Spanish) and culturally sensitive behavioral health services, with a focus on trauma-informed and family oriented treatment.
La Familia’s Recovery and Wellness Department has provided SUD services for Alameda County residents since the 1970s. Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is in the process of implementing the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (ODS), a new approach to integrate care for individuals with co-occurring disorders. La Familia is excited about continuing and expanding our SUD clinical services under this new system and becoming a leader in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.
We are seeking a SUD Counselor to join our Recovery and Wellness Department, and work out of our adult residential facility in Oakland, El Chante. The SUD Counselor reports to the Program Supervisor and is responsible for providing direct services to the residents and supporting the overall function of the program.
POSITION OVERVIEW: We have an exciting Full-time opportunity for a well-qualified Certified Addiction Counselor in the El Chante Recovery Home Program. This program provides counseling services to program participants in the Oakland Area, Alameda County.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct initial intake and assessments;
- Formulate treatment recovery plans for program participants;
- Conduct individual, group, and family counseling sessions;
- Develop and implement educational activities for youth and family members;
- Maintain all client program files;
- Develop community resources for clients and family members;
- Maintain and submit all program documentation and reports in Clinician Gateway
- Some outreach duties to locate, identify and initiate the engagement process for individuals eligible for services by frequenting locations throughout Alameda County.
- Provide assessment and appropriate referrals to clients for educational, training, and other supportive services as needed;
- Represent clients and intervene on their behalf with probation officers, law officials, etc.;
- Participate in all LFCS activities, meetings, events, etc.;
- Participate in case management sessions with Program Director as needed;
- Plan and implement social and recreational activities for program participants;
- Attend trainings as required/scheduled by LFCS;
- Attend and collaborate meetings with other co-staff and agencies;
- Maintain positive agency relations with other service providers to provide enhanced services for youth;
- Develop and complete compliance reports or performance reports as assigned;
- Perform other duties as assigned.