Join a dynamic, recovery-focused team supporting youth and adults in San Mateo County who are struggling with substance use disorder. The Pioneer Court Outpatient program offers weekly recovery groups, providing skills which support relapse prevention, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, and promoting overall wellness. In addition to groups, the program offers one-on-one alcohol and drug counseling and psychotherapy services with the goal of serving our clients wherever they are on their recovery journeys.
Care Coordinators are an essential part of the Outpatient Program. From the time clients enter the program, counselors/care coordinators support in assessing client's needs and strengths, collaborating with clients in treatment planning, and engaging clients in the process of supporting their health and recovery. They provide individual and group counseling to adults and youth and deliver curricula in accordance with program specific requirements. Care Coordinators also assist clients in navigating systems of care and accessing resources, while providing a supportive treatment environment.
Individual Treatment Responsibilities:
Facilitates individual counseling sessions with each client on the caseload. Offers clinical support and counseling to assist clients in meeting their treatment goals including providing feedback, setting boundaries, and celebrating successes. Proactively links clients to both internal and external resources based on their treatment needs and follows up on the progress/status.
Treatment Setting Responsibilities:
Facilitates group counseling sessions and teaches classes on various treatment-related topics. Performs crisis intervention and communicates with treatment team as unforeseen situations arise. Attends required trainings and meetings for the agency. Plans and facilitates client celebrations and special events. May work weekends and holidays as needed.
Collaborates with each caseload client and other available internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans, progress notes and appropriate updates in support of the health and recovery needs of the client. Properly documents all individual and group counseling sessions and completes the discharge paperwork/process and required agency assessments in timely manner. Also, maintains accurate records by data entering documentation into various electronic systems for all caseload clients in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360 to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements.
Targeted Case Management Services and other duties as assigned
Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education and Experience Required:
- Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by DHCS and High School diploma or equivalent OR Bachelor's Degree in related field with Registration with Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by DHCS (and become certified within 5 years or within the allotted timeframe specified by DHCS, whichever comes first)
- First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment
- CPR Certified within 30 days of employment
- Bachelor's Degree in related field
- Relevant experience working in outpatient settings
- Application of Gender Responsive and Trauma Informed principles and interventions
- Spanish speaking
Background Clearance Required:
- Ability to obtain and maintain background clearance with successful discharge from probation or parole, and absence of drug/alcohol related arrests or convictions, for at least 3 years
- Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Outlook, and Internet applications
- Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency
Skills and Abilities Required:
- Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data
- Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
- Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
- Action oriented. Strong problem-solving skills
- Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities. Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
- Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
- Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations
- Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities
The work schedule is 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday with a monthly Saturday (9-11 AM) and Late Day (10:30 AM to 7 PM)