- Job date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 22:10:42 GMT
- Expected salary: $42515.2 – 58510.4 per year
- Job title: Alcohol and Drug Counselor
- Company: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA
- Location: San Bernardino, CA
The County of San Bernardino is recruiting for Alcohol and Drug Counselors to provide screening, counseling, referrals, and outreach services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders. Duties include short-term crisis intervention; planning and implementing supportive and educational counseling; assisting adolescents, adults, and families in recognizing and addressing social and cultural patterns, family problems, and personal dysfunctional behaviors that contribute to alcoholism and drug abuse; making presentations to schools and community groups; and monitoring compliance with grants and contracts.
There are i mmediate vacancies located in Victorville, if you’d like to be considered for these positions, be sure to indicate your availability for this location on your application. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County as they occur.
To view a more comprehensive listing of job duties for this classification, please refer to the Alcohol and Drug Counselor job description.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation and maintain a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance for the individual providing the transportation.
Hours: Some evening and weekend work may be required.
RBEST/TEST Positions: Positions within the Recovery Based Engagement Teams (RBEST) and Triage Engagment and Support Teams (TEST) are field based and require working outside of the office frequently. TEST teams work within law enforcement departments, Probation office sites and ER hospital sites. Indicate your availability for these positions on the supplemental questionnaire.
Certification/Education: Certification as an Alcohol or Other Drug (AOD) counselor by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Experience: One (1) year of experience in a Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program performing counseling, crisis intervention, and community resource referrals.
Bilingual Positions:Applicants fluent in American Sign Language,Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply.Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Applicants must pass written and oral language competency tests in order to be considered for bilingual vacancies.
The ideal candidate will be a certified AOD counselor andhave exceptional communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas both orally and in writing, a customer service background, and presentation skills.For positions assigned to treatment programs working with the adult forensic population, itis highly desirable for candidates tohave experience in behavioral health programs with individuals who have co-occurring disorders.
There will be an online assessment ofcompetencies in the following topics:
- Personal Effectiveness
- Counseling/Interviewing Skills
- Alcohol/Drug Concepts
- Written Communication
Applicants will be notified of the details for theonline assessment afterqualifications have been reviewed.
Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by5:00 pm, Friday, September 4, 2020. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.
To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.
If you requiretechnical assistance, please click HERE to review theGovernmentJobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-FreeApplicant Support line at (855) 524-5627.Please notethat Human Resources is notresponsiblefor any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.
Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time: 9/4/2020 5:00 PM Pacific