SUD/AOD Supervising Counselor- Correctional Institutions (Northern California)
Center Point, Inc.
For more than four decades Center Point has provided the foundation for change for many families and individuals by assisting them to become responsible members of our communities.
Center Point’s mission is to provide comprehensive social, educational, vocational, medical, psychological, housing and rehabilitation services to combat social problems such as substance abuse, poverty, unemployment and homelessness.
Center Point offers rehabilitation and treatment services that interrupt the abusive cycles of psychological, social and economic dislocation by providing critical training and support so that individuals and families can claim self-worth and dignity.
Center Point is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach to join one of our exciting teams as a Certified SUD/AOD Supervising Counselor at California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC), Folsom State Prison (FSP), and Folsom Women's Facility (FWF).
About the Position:
As Certified SUD/AOD Supervising Counselor you will support the community by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming services provided in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDT Program).
- Supervise approximately eight (8) AOD Counseling staff;
- Evaluate staff performance and provide applicable coaching and training;
- Have knowledge of the AOD certification process and regularly monitor counseling staff progress towards achieving and maintaining valid AOD certification;
- Supervise the orientation and intake processes of all participants newly assigned to programming;
- Approve and monitor treatment/action plan development;
- Track all participants (i.e. names of all participants in the program, counselors assigned to participants, stage of program participation, etc.);
- Provide training, oversight and monitoring of all ARMS documentation to ensure compliance with the terms of this Agreement;
- Provide training to AOD Counseling staff, including OMCP Mentors;
- Be responsible for the coordination and supervision of OMCP Mentors assigned to the program;
- Provide support and additional resources to ensure OMCP Mentors complete the work experience portion of the certification process, including practice of all twelve (12) Core Functions;
- Provide clinical verification of internship hours for AOD Counseling staff and OMCP Mentors;
- Verify and record, by the 5th of the month, each OMCP Mentor’s monthly internship hours accrued during the previous month, utilizing CDCR’s OMCP Verification of
- Internship Hours form in ARMS.
- Maintain a consistent and supportive environment for both staff participants.
- Maintain appropriate and professional boundaries between staff and the participants.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Comply at all times with ethical and moral standards of any social service, profession, certification or license, organizational, and CDCR requirements.
- Deliver programming and treatment services to the participants.
- Review treatment plans, evaluate and record treatment progress, records visible changes in appearance, behavior and demeanor of program participants.
- Prepare reports as assigned. Prepare accurate, concise, informative reports, records and plans that are consistent with Center Point standards, and comply with applicable clinical and administrative rules.
- Document treatment outcome using acceptable methods and tools; the delivery of programming services to the participants.
- Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHMS and institutional staff.
- Understand and appropriately apply Center Point policies and procedure, and adhere to agency-wide practices and regulations.
SUD/AOD Supervising Counselors shall have a working knowledge of SUDT programs and meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
- A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field and two (2) years of experience providing SUDT services, as a certified AOD Counselor, at a responsibility no less than a Journey Level Counselor; OR
- An Associate’s Degree in a social service-related field and four (4) years of experience providing SUDT services, as a certified AOD Counselor, at a responsibility no less than a Journey Level Counselor; OR
- Six (6) or more years of experience providing SUDT services, as a certified AOD Counselor, at a responsibility no less than a Journey Level Counselor.
- Counseling and other skills necessary to develop and maintain a treatment community within a prison setting.
- Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; appreciation for the behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of drug abuse.
- Possess and maintain the skills necessary to provide process therapy.
- Understanding or program curriculum, objectives, and best practices for implementation.
- Knowledge of contractual requirements of ISUDTP is essential.
- Excellent interpersonal, written communications and typing skills. Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access.
- Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants.
- Ability to provide genuine warmth, empathy and honest sensitive to program participants to facilitate positive change.
- Ability to provide program participants with frequent acknowledgment and reinforcement for positive behaviors, as well as consistent and predictable feedback for negative behaviors, which may include reporting violations to CDCR staff.
- Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards faculty, institution staff, and program participants; and model professional, effective work habit and responsible living.
- Ability to type 35+ words per minute.
- Pass background clearance.
- Highly competitive compensation at $31 per hour.
- Medical, Dental, Vision.
- 15 days off (PTO/Sick time) increasing with tenure. Paid holidays.
- 401K with matching contribution & Life insurance programs
- Organization committed to community action
- Team oriented workplace
- High school or equivalent (Required)
- One location
- Twice monthly
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends
Center Point is an equal opportunity employer.