MAAC Project

San Diego, CA

Registered Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Part Time)-Women's Recovery Home

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Job Description

Registered Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Part Time)-Women's Recovery Home
Job Code: 2020-CV-HM-RH-CM-001
Department: Health Services & Healthy Homes
Location: Casa De Milagros - San Diego, CA
FT/PT Status: Regular Part Time
Salary Range 15.76-17.86

If assigned to the DUI program and/or classroom education - Under direct supervision, the incumbent is responsible for the case management of individuals who have been convicted of offenses for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and who have been sentenced by the Courts to receive treatment services provided by MAAC; performs related duties as assigned.

If assigned to a recovery home program Under direct supervision, the incumbent is responsible for the daily operations and residents at a residential recovery home; performs case management functions and provides recovery-oriented treatment and support services to residents; facilitates and conducts one-on-one and group counseling sessions and workshops for residents on a variety of subjects; performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

If assigned to the DUI program and/or classroom education:

  • Conducts group enrollments, and individual reinstatements.
  • Develops treatment objectives and goals for program participants.
  • Audits participant files.
  • Leads group counseling discussions that are directly associated with alcohol and/or chemical dependency issues.
  • Conducts Education classes following the establish curriculum.
  • Monitors timely fee payments by participants assigned to caseload.
  • Conducts individual counseling interviews to assess treatment objective progress by participants assigned to caseload.
  • Contacts participants via telephone/written correspondence regarding absences from program activities and/or delinquent payments.
  • Properly documents all levels of program participation in the participants' case file.
  • Provides on-going monitoring of the participants' compliance with program's rules and regulations as approved by the State, County of San Diego, and MAAC.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

If assigned to a recovery home program:

  • Screens program applicants for admission or referral to another treatment facility or program.
  • Conducts comprehensive assessments of applicant substance abuse history, family, health, medical needs, employment and educational background.
  • Evaluates and determines program options for applicants with the Program Managers.
  • Schedules and conducts applicant interviews; intakes and discharges residents; terminates residents from program as necessary.
  • Performs case management record keeping tasks; assists in preparing required program performance reports; maintains and updates center waiting lists; prepares and types correspondence; creates resident files and applicant/resident information.
  • Develops, revises and updates individual recovery plans (IRPs) with residents that establish specific treatment goals.
  • Regularly meets with residents to track progress and prepares resident progress reports.
  • Communicates with parole officers, probation officers, advocates, and lawyers in person or by telephone to discuss residents status and progress.
  • Prepares exit plans, discharge summaries and certificates of completion for residents who have successfully completed the program; contacts discharged residents for follow-up.
  • Conducts and facilitates one-on-one and group counseling sessions and workshops for residents on a variety of subjects, including drug and alcohol education, domestic violence, psychological and physiological effects of substance use and addiction, health education, self-esteem, anger management, relapse prevention, eating disorders and AA/NA step studies.
  • Transports residents to appointments, health screenings, and meetings or for emergency purposes; ensures residents go to all required appointments and meetings.
  • Logs, dispenses and disposes of prescribed medications for residents.
  • Conducts urinalysis drug testing on program participants.
  • Collects resident fees and rent.
  • Plans, schedules and supervises residents daily activities, including classes, appointments, outings, special events and community involvement.
  • Prepares weekly chore lists for residents and ensures chores are complete.
  • Conducts searches of resident rooms as needed in accordance with MAAC policies and applicable legal requirements.
  • Assist in the coordination of fundraising and community networking activities.
  • Assists with in menu planning; takes residents shopping for groceries and personal needs; buys groceries and places orders for food and household supplies as needed.
  • May be assigned to conduct group and or education classes in the DUI Program.
  • Maintain compliance with the requirements for continuing education hours and/or units (CEH or CEU) as determined by the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and/or other regulatory agencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Alcoholism and a general understanding of the Twelve Step programs including Al-anon, Narcotics Anonymous (AA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).Counseling skills which includes the methodology to conduct individual interviews and group discussions.
  • Methodology to assess individual alcohol/drug dependency problems and develop treatment goals/objectives.
  • Case management skills particularly in the area of recording participant progress in case records or other documents as may be required by state, county, or the judicial system. Principles of case management in a social model, inpatient treatment setting if assigned to a recovery home.
  • Effective communication skills to communicate with program participants, program staff, diverse government agency representatives and community groups.
  • Community and social service needs of low-income people and relevant community resources.
  • General office administration practices and procedures; principles and practices of sound business communication.
  • Standard business software, including Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, databases, and use of the internet.
  • Recordkeeping and filing practices and procedures.
  • State/County codes, rules and regulations and MAAC policies and procedures pertaining to the DUI and/or the residential recovery program.
  • Principles of case management.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal proficiency in English and Spanish language a plus.

Ability to:

  • Assess individual alcohol/drug dependency problems and develop treatment goals and objectives.
  • Maintain professional behavior and act as a role model at the work site and in the community.
  • Respond to crisis and emergencies which may be alcohol or drug related.
  • Understand, interpret and respond to client needs and expectations; explain and enforce applicable laws, codes, policies and procedures.
  • Assess the participants immediate needs and ensure participants receipt of needed services through personal service or making appropriate referrals.
  • Coordinate activities with outside jurisdictions and community agencies.
  • Interpret, apply and reach sound decisions in accordance with rules, regulations and MAAC policies and procedures.
  • Organize and maintain confidential participant records and files.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds; understand and follow written and oral instructions; maintain confidentiality of agency documents and records.
  • Work effectively independently without close supervision; organize, set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility; perform duties that require high attention to detail and application of rules and specific procedural requirements.
  • Demonstrate patience, flexibility, dependability, and creative problem-solving.
  • Operate modern office equipment including photocopier, calculator, computer and payroll administration and processing related software.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Use tact, discretion, courtesy and patience in dealing with sensitive and difficult individuals and situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Travel is required and may include attending meetings and/or conferences outside of the County.
  • Must be available to work Mondays thru Saturdays (schedule to be determined). Assignment to a Recovery Home may also require work on Sundays.


Requirements for placement in these classifications is pursuant to the requirements of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals Credentialing (CCAPP) and/or California Association of DUI Treatment Programs Credentialing (CADTP) and may be subject to change. Continued employment is contingent upon maintaining registration/certification as outlined below. Submission of transcripts, certificates, diplomas, verification of work experience may be required.

Requirements for Registered Counselors: (renewed annually maximum renewal is five (5) years)
Completion of Nine Hour Orientation Course
Complete RADT Application
Signed California SUD Counselor Code of Conduct
Signed RADT Scope of Practice
3 Hours of Ethics and Professional Boundaries

Union Membership ( if applicable):

This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 221, CTW. Dues/deductions begin after 30 days of employment.

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