• Certified/Registered Alcohol & Drug Counselor-DUIP

    Posted: 12/17/2023

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.


    If assigned to the DUI program and/or classroom education:

    • Conducts group enrollments, and individual reinstatements.
    • Develops treatment objectives and goals for program participants.
    • Audits participant files.
    • Leads group counseling discussions that are directly associated with alcohol and/or chemical dependency issues.
    • Conducts Education classes following the establish curriculum.
    • Monitors timely fee payments by participants assigned to caseload.
    • Conducts individual counseling interviews to assess treatment objective progress by participants assigned to caseload.
    • Contacts participants via telephone/written correspondence regarding absences from program activities and/or delinquent payments.
    • Properly documents all levels of program participation in the participants' case file.
    • Provides on-going monitoring of the participants' compliance with program's rules and regulations as approved by the State, County of San Diego, and MAAC.
    • Attends staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    If assigned to a recovery home program: 

    • Screens program applicants for admission or referral to another treatment facility or program.
    • Conducts comprehensive assessments of applicant substance abuse history, family, health, medical needs, employment and educational background.
    • Evaluates and determines program options for applicants with the Program Managers.
    • Schedules and conducts applicant interviews; intakes and discharges residents; terminates residents from program as necessary.
    • Performs case management record keeping tasks; assists in preparing required program performance reports; maintains and updates center waiting lists; prepares and types correspondence; creates resident files and applicant/resident information.
    • Develops, revises and updates individual recovery plans (IRPs) with residents that establish specific treatment goals.
    • Regularly meets with residents to track progress and prepares resident progress reports.
    • Communicates with parole officers, probation officers, advocates, and lawyers in person or by telephone to discuss residents’ status and progress.
    • Prepares exit plans, discharge summaries and certificates of completion for residents who have successfully completed the program; contacts discharged residents for follow-up.
    • Conducts and facilitates one-on-one and group counseling sessions and workshops for residents on a variety of subjects, including drug and alcohol education, domestic violence, psychological and physiological effects of substance use and addiction, health education, self-esteem, anger management, relapse prevention, eating disorders and AA/NA step studies.
    • Transports residents to appointments, health screenings, and meetings or for emergency purposes; ensures residents go to all required appointments and meetings.
    • Logs, dispenses and disposes of prescribed medications for residents.
    • Conducts urinalysis drug testing on program participants.
    • Collects resident fees and rent.
    • Plans, schedules and supervises residents’ daily activities, including classes, appointments, outings, special events and community involvement.
    • Prepares weekly chore lists for residents and ensures chores are complete.
    • Conducts searches of resident rooms as needed in accordance with MAAC policies and applicable legal requirements.
    • Assist in the coordination of fundraising and community networking activities.
    • Assists with in menu planning; takes residents shopping for groceries and personal needs; buys groceries and places orders for food and household supplies as needed.
    • May be assigned to conduct group and or education classes in the DUI Program.
    • Maintain compliance with the requirements for continuing education hours and/or units (CEH or CEU) as determined by the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and/or other regulatory agencies.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Knowledge of:

    • Alcoholism and a general understanding of the Twelve Step programs including Al-anon, Narcotics Anonymous (AA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).Counseling skills which includes the methodology to conduct individual interviews and group discussions.
    • Methodology to assess individual alcohol/drug dependency problems and develop treatment goals/objectives.
    • Case management skills particularly in the area of recording participant progress in case records or other documents as may be required by state, county, or the judicial system. Principles of case management in a social model, inpatient treatment setting if assigned to a recovery home.
    • Effective communication skills to communicate with program participants, program staff, diverse government agency representatives and community groups.
    • Community and social service needs of low-income people and relevant community resources.
    • General office administration practices and procedures; principles and practices of sound business communication.
    • Standard business software, including Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, databases, and use of the internet.
    • Recordkeeping and filing practices and procedures.
    • State/County codes, rules and regulations and MAAC policies and procedures pertaining to the DUI and/or the residential recovery program.
    • Principles of case management.
    • Demonstrated written and verbal proficiency in English and Spanish language a plus.

     Apply at: https://maacproject.applytojob.com/apply/9M9rDjftPx/CertifiedRegistered-Alcohol-Drug-CounselorDUIP

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