THE POSITION: Under supervision (Level I) or general direction (Level II/III), the incumbent performs educational and counseling services for clients with alcohol and/or other drug problems and performs other related duties as required.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conducts intake interviews, assessments, one-on-one counseling, teaches educational classes, and leads small groups;
- Makes presentations to alcohol and other drug dependent clients and their families as well as to community groups and other agencies;
- Assists in the development of recovery and treatment plans, makes referrals, and participates in clinical staff meetings;
- Travels between different Behavioral Health facilities and residential settings to provide services as needed;
- Provides case management and data/record management; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
In addition to the above duties, the ADTS II duties may include:
- Conducts individual, group, and family counseling to alcohol and other drug dependent clients and their families;
- Performs client intake and discharge processes and prepares and administers individual recovery/treatment programs; refers clients to appropriate social services;
- Provides educational presentations on alcohol and other drug abuse to community groups and other agencies;
- Maintains client records and data management;
- May provide supervision of other staff, volunteers or students.
In addition to the above duties, the ADTS III duties may include:
- Assists the program manager or clinic administrator with planning, coordinating, and scheduling the work of program staff to deliver treatment services to target populations;
- Assists the program manager or clinic administrator with planning and development of treatment services to DUI, substance use services, and mental health patients;
- Provides instruction to subordinates and makes decisions regarding operational problems which arise in the course of work;
- Establishes work priorities and assignments within the work group for subordinates;
- Monitors and evaluates client participation in treatment programs;
- Prepares statistical and fiscal reports as needed by the program coordinator, division manager, or department administration;
- Evaluates program content and collects and analyzes data to determine program effectiveness;
- Works as a liaison to the Courts and other County departments and agencies to coordinate a continuum of service;
- Trains staff in program policies and procedures.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
ADTS I: One (1) year of experience in the field of alcohol and other drug abuse treatment or prevention or its equivalent OR 30 semester units of college experience in Alcohol and Drug studies OR a Bachelor’s degree in social science, human services, or other closely-related field combined with experience in the area of human services.
ADTS II: Two (2) years of experience related to alcohol and other drug abuse counseling.
ADTS III: Five (5) years of experience related to alcohol and other drug abuse counseling, one (1) year of which must include responsibilities equivalent to those of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Specialist II classification AND
Alcohol and Drug Counseling certification from the State of California Department of Health Care Services approved certifying organization.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
- In accordance with Health Care Services Section 11833(b)(1), incumbents in these job classifications who do not hold Substance Use Disorder Certification and are not considered a “licensed professional” per section 13015(a)*, must be registered with a Department of Health Care Services approved certifying organization. Currently there are three (3) approved certifying agencies: California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE); California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP); and California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). All registered incumbents are required to complete certification as a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counselor within five (5) years from the date of initial registration with any DHCS approved certifying organizations and maintain valid certification as a condition of continued employment. All “licensed professional” incumbents are not required to be certified but must remain “in good standing” with their respective licensing agency as a condition of continued employment.
*Section 13015(a) defines a “licensed professional” as: a physician licensed by the Medical Board of California; a psychologist licensed by the Board of Psychology; a clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, or an intern registered with the California Board of Psychology or the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Must possess and maintain a California Driver’s License
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at https://hr.ventura.org. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.