NCSH Residential - Group Counselor

Escondido, CA 92026, USA Req #246
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need by providing comprehensive, integrated, compassionate care that includes primary medical care, mental health services, and substance use disorder treatment.

HealthRIGHT 360 offers residential treatment services designed to serve  individuals and families with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program helps clients address addiction and related issues, increase skills, manage stressors, connect to supportive service, and build a foundation for lasting recovery.  Residential programs run 24/7 and Individual and group therapy, family therapy, individualized case management, treatment planning, drug and alcohol counseling, Medication support services, and crisis intervention.

Benefits and perks:

  • HR360 offers a robust benefits package, including PTO, 15 paid holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
  • Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a difference every day in the work that you do.

Job Overview

This is a union position.

North County Serenity House, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360 was founded in 1966 to provide substance use disorder services in the community. North County Serenity House provides a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment, using evidence-based and best practices that recognize and account for the role that trauma frequently plays in substance use and criminal histories of women. For clients with co-occurring mental illness, we provide integrated substance use and mental health services which treat both conditions as primary. Our residential facility serves up to 120 women (with capacity for up to 20 children under 5 years of age) seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

The Group Counselor is responsible for providing at minimum, 15 weekly, evidence-based, gender specific, substance abuse related groups in a structured, safe and culturally sensitive setting. In conjunction with client and the treatment team, the Group Counselor assists participants in completing treatment plan goals through group facilitation that includes, but is not limited to, substance abuse recovery skills, strategies for coping with trauma, parenting interventions, family relationship skill building, enhancement of educational skills, health awareness, vocational development, etc. based on participant need. Responsible for delivery of program orientation, coordinated case management, substance abuse treatment, relapse prevention and cognitive skill building classes, and process groups, milieu management and crisis intervention as needed. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Holds regular group counseling sessions with participants, delivering curricula in accordance with program specific requirements as outlined in the weekly group schedule.
  • Provides assistance with behavior modification through teaching and encouraging participants to utilize program tools.
  • Evaluates participant progress.
  • Attends required trainings and meetings.
  • Plans and facilitates client celebrations and special events.
  • Available for weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Collaborates with treatment team 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.
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with agency, HIPAA, 42CFR, and funder standards.
  • Properly documents all services provided and any other documentation needed in the client record and ensures that the golden thread is documented throughout the chart.
  • Work with treatment team to develop and assess effectiveness of individualized treatment plans and client progress.
  • Assist in ongoing maintenance of clients’ charts and other related documentation.
  • Ensure that all clinical documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner, and entered into the various electronic systems.
  • Facilitates specialized groups, substance abuse education, relapse prevention and cognitive skill building classes, and workshops.
  • Maintains safe and gender responsive program environment.
  • Communicates with treatment team verbally and through the staff log.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience Required:
  • High School Diploma.
  • Drug and Alcohol registration recognized by Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
  • One year of experience in a substance abuse treatment setting and group facilitation.
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • A valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Experience with healthcare Electronic Health Record Systems.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $28.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Escondido, CA 92026, USA