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Company: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR, FULL TIME COMMUNITY OPIOID/STIMULANT PREVENTION AND EDUCATION (COPESF) POSITION DESCRIPTION AND JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Union Position Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. (Horizons), established in 1965, is a community-based organization located in the Mission District, and offers substance use prevention, treatment, employment/workforce development, mental health and wellness, and gender-affirming services, to Latino and all youth of color, ages 12 to 24, and their families, residing in the Mission District and throughout the city and county of San Francisco. Position Title: Substance Use Counselor Reports To : Behavioral Health Program Director Program Summary : Community Opioid/Stimulant Prevention and Education, San Francisco (COPESF), is a new and innovative, trauma-informed, and youth-centered substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, education and early intervention program aimed to reduce the harm of stimulants, opioids and polysubstance use in the lives of BIPOC youth (with an emphasis on Black and Latinx) in San Francisco. Using a 4 pronged approach, our program offers: 1) Youth-focused, community/SFUSD opioid and stimulant prevention presentation/training series, 2) Community-defined Brief Intervention Services (BIS), 3) Youth leadership group, and 4) Referrals to treatments. Through these activities, we aim to empower youth with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to navigate substance use and prevent addiction onset while prioritizing a holistic, healing-centered approach. Duties and Responsibilities: In partnership with the Program Director and Executive Director, support the overall planning and development of the COPESF program, including: Conducting research on current needs, trends and best practices in opioid/stimulant use prevention (including overdose prevention), stigma reduction and resources Developing youth-centered and youth-friendly SUD workshops/presentations Creating pre/post tests to measure knowledge gained via workshops/presentations Developing outreach plan for community-based agencies and SFUSD participation Researching Brief Intervention Best practices to finalize a 4-6 session model Developing 10-12 week leadership cohort model and design Implement the core service components of the COPESF program including outreach, recruitment and corresponding activities for the purpose of engaging partners and youth in programming using a trauma informed, culturally sensitive and healing-centered approach. Work closely with SFUSD and other community-based organizations to coordinate presentations and services, including referrals for youth in need of treatment services. Work collaboratively with Agency staff to increase knowledge of, and participation in, COPESF services and initiatives. Conduct client intakes, screening, and assessments for Brief Intervention Services (BIS). Document and maintain up to date client files, progress notes, and plans of care (if applicable for BIS) while ensuring confidentiality, according to clinical procedures. Act as an advocate for clients and families to ensure quality and responsive service delivery. Track client and program services and enter them into the COPESF services and billing spreadsheets on a daily basis, and within 24-48 of service provision. Maintain accurate accounting and documentation of program services and deliverables, including sign in sheets, client demographic data, evaluations, reports. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required by agency and funding source. Implement program evaluations to measure impact of delivery of services (i.e. client satisfaction surveys, Pre/post tests, etc). Ensure complete knowledge of contract requirements, compliance and requirements in order to provide quality programming and meet expectations of the contract. Accumulate knowledge of, and coordinate services with other providers, when appropriate. Represent COPESF at agency, community and other relevant meetings and events. Attend weekly Clinical meetings, bi-weekly All Staff meetings and other funding source, agency and programmatic required meetings. Attend all required trainings to increase knowledge, skills and abilities as well to stay abreast of program and service requirements and compliance. Perform other duties as requested by the Behavioral Health Program Director. Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years providing social services to at-risk youth and their families. Experience providing SUD prevention, early intervention and/or treatment services. Must be enrolled/registered in an accredited institution and in the process of obtaining certification through the CCAPP California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals certification credential, or equivalent organizations (ie. CAADE, CADC, etc). State Certified Counselor in an accredited institution preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Knowledge in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Brief Intervention Services, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, etc. Knowledgeable of SUD clinical treatment and early intervention, healing arts, intervention techniques, and approaches to youth development. Passion for program development/evaluation, including development of systems and tools. Experience working with youth within the juvenile justice system, youth with disabilities, youth with co-occurring disorders, and/or gang-affiliated, etc. Able to maintain confidential, accurate, and complete records including documentation of daily services, workshops, and groups, and monthly reports, etc. Must be a self-starter; able to organize/coordinate services and workflow in a flexible setting. Excellent organizational, communication, written, and verbal skills. Ability to work as a member of a team and work outside of regular business hours (that may include evenings, weekends, before and after hours). Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to operate the agency van. Must be able to clear a Tuberculosis (TB) test before the first day of employment and annually. Policy requires all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable accommodation. Complete annual recurrent required training. This position is under the SEIU 1021 collective bargaining agreement and is subject to enrollment. If in recovery, must be clean and sober for a minimum of 2 years. Compensation and Benefits This is a full-time, permanent position after successful completion of a 6-month probation period. Eligible for benefits (medical, dental, vision plan, accidental life and AD&D insurance) on the 1st of the month following 1 full month of continuous employment. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The hourly wage depends upon certification status with a range from $25.76-$27.65. Date Posted: Application Deadline : August 15, 2023 Open Until Filled COVID-19 advisory: Horizons operates as an essential service organization and has implemented a COVID-19 Recovery Plan that documents operations, safety protocols, and guidance for the safety of staff and provision of services in accordance with local, state and other Health Orders and guidelines. At the time of this posting, services will primarily be offered in-person, onsite or in local high schools. This is subject to change and Horizons reserves the right to make changes to its Recovery Plan, processes, policies and practices at its discretion. Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Women and BIPOC Are Encouraged To Apply. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $26 - $28 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc., San Francisco , Counselor, Other , San Francisco, California

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