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Chemical Dependency Recovery Program Counselor I CA

Company: Kaiser
Location: Soquel
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, provides comprehensive psycho-social services to Health Plan members and their families presenting to the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP/CDS). Utilizes established therapeutic techniques in interviewing, assessing and treating psycho-social problems as they relate to chemical dependencies and addictions.

Essential Responsibilities:

Interviews patients and related sources to identify extent and effects of chemical dependency, in order to arrive at a treatment plan.

With approval from the supervisor, utilizing close supervision and commensurate with skills and training, provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and HIV risk assessment and counseling as related to chemical dependency.

Participates in team discussions related to appropriate treatment plans for patients and their families. Confers with staff physician and clinical supervisor regarding patients progress and treatment.

Prepares psycho-social assessments, case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.

Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of patients.

Confers with representatives of other departments and private agencies to resolve problems and to develop and maintain public understanding and sound working relationships.

Participates in training programs and workshops for continued professional growth in general counseling skills, as well as specialized treatment in addiction medicine.
Maintains ethical and professional standards of conduct.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.

Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; treats co-workers, patients and facility visitors with respect.

Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification to ensure that instructions and requests are fully understood.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum of three years paid experience under licensed supervision.

If in chemical dependency recovery, a minimum of three years continuous sobriety is required.

Ongoing employment in the CDRP/CDS is contingent on continuous sobriety.


Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.Employees hired into the CDRP I position before 9/14/2006 are not required to have CADAC certification.Current CADAC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor) certification or completion of accredited chemical dependency certification program required.

License, Certification, Registration
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Certificate (California)

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment.Must have basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


PrimaryLocation : California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Behavioral Health Center
HoursPerWeek : 20
Shift : Evening
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
WorkingHoursStart : 03:30 PM
WorkingHoursEnd : 07:30 PM
Job Schedule : Part-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : A05-IBHS-NUHW-NUHW Integ Behavioral Hlth Ser
Job Level : Entry Level
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
Department : Santa Clara Behavioral Health - Psych -Closed Unit 1 - 0206
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.By applying, you consent to your information being processed by SonicJobs and transmitted to the Employer.
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Keywords: Kaiser, San Francisco , Chemical Dependency Recovery Program Counselor I CA, Other , Soquel, California

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