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Addiction Medicine Counselor III

Location: Los Angeles, CA Job Number: 849482 Date posted: 01/27/2020

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Description:
Provides Chemical Dependency services and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, significant others of CD patients, and families under indirect supervision.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Answers and triages patient calls for information, Tx services, general CD advice.  Responds to and appropriately handles crisis calls.
  • Provides higher level assessment (e.g. other, non-CD, MH diagnoses; danger to self or others; non-CD crisis evaluations; emotional/family dysfunction).
  • Performs intake and psychosocial assessments.
  • Develops and presents treatment plans to CDRP/S treatment team for recommendations, revisions and approval.
  • Participates in clinical case conferences.
  • Conducts chemical dependency focused educational lectures.
  • Provides general chemical dependency counseling to include individual and group counseling services.
  • Provides Adolescent, Significant Other, Family and Multi-Family therapy as assigned.
  • Provides case management services to include resource and referral coordination.
  • May perform mentor functions/clinical direction to CDRP/S Counselors I and II, student interns, licensure candidates and Alcohol or Drug Certificate candidates.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years post graduate relevant supervised clinical experience in the field of chemical dependency treatment.
  • Education
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other field related to behavioral health.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current and valid LMFT license issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • May consider LCSW, with a Master's Degree in Social Work, job code 16565, for this position.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred. 
  • Addiction experience preferred. 
  • Group experience required. 
  • LMFT or LCSW license accepted; must be willing to work with adolescents and adults.

  • Notes: 
  • Will be requested to do a minimum of two evenings per week. 
  • Clinic hours are from 8:30a.m to 8:30pm shift is 8 hours a day - Mon-Fri with rotating Saturdays; on average approximately one Saturday per month to be expected; may change based on clinic need. #MH
  • Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,1505 N. Edgemont Medical Offices 1505 N. Edgemont Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Addiction Medicine Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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