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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

AOD Counselor

  9/20/2017   New Alternatives
 Job Description        

Duties/Responsibilities: •Responsible to ensure assigned medical records comply with all State and County mandates regarding implementation of NAI CASS services •submits required documentation to NAI’s Quality Assurance department •Participates in case consultation with team as needed •Remain available to assist with crisis assessment and intervention as needed •Assist in any outreach efforts as requested by Program Director •Based on Clinician's assessment of need with you and family, AOD Counselor will work with youth (primarily) using Seeking Safety curriculum •Work with youth to encourage self advocacy and empowerment on an individual and group basis •Additional support provided to youth and family by the AOD Counselor as needed •Participate in trainings, exhibit competency and utilize evidence based & promising practices, as deemed appropriate •Competency in providing services using a Seeking Safety model •Reduce substance abuse symptoms with young people •Other duties



Educational and Minimum Experience Requirements: Bachelor degree and an AOD certificate. Life experience is helpful. Experience working with children or youth in foster care or out-of-home placement. Experience successfully using the Seeking Safety model preferred. Licensure/Certification Requirements (if any): Valid AOD certificate Other Experience Requirements: Must demonstrate competency in the following: •Strong case management capabilities •Family Systems •Cultural competency •Effective crisis intervention and critical response skills •High level competency in documentation requirements/computer skills •Bilingual/Bicultural preferred


 Additional Information        

New Alternatives, Inc. provides residential, foster care, in home, outpatient and school based services for abused, neglected and traumatized children and adolescents and families. New Alternatives, Inc. is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care principles throughout our agency. Candidates should have knowledge and/or desire in assisting the agency carry out this culture.** P/T & F/T Available Benefits With 30 or more hours a week; *Excellent medical and dental benefits; *Vacation and Sick Time; *403B Plan; *Family Fit Program through LA Fitness


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