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Substance Abuse Counselor

YUBA COUNTY   Marysville, CA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on November 8, 2021
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Substance Abuse Counselor I-II

Location

215 5th Street Marysville, 95901
 

Description

The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of  Substance Abuse Counselor I/II within Yuba County  Probation Department. Substance Abuse Counselor performs initial assessments, assists in developing counseling/treatment plans, and provides counseling services and group facilitation to individuals or groups with potential and chronic substance abuse problems; depending upon level to which qualified and assigned, will perform case work of varying scope and complexity and may provide program leadership and consultative services at the higher level; and perform related work as assigned. This position is flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I-Level if incumbents have met the minimum qualifications and have demonstrated the ability to perform the responsibilities required at the higher performance level. The employment list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill additional vacancies for this classification that may come available during the duration of this list.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in the goals and objectives of substance abuse treatment, recovery and case management; behavioral problems, characteristics of mental and emotional disturbances in symptoms of substance abuse and/or dependency. Skilled in understanding factors important to behavior patterns; designing, developing, and facilitating a variety of treatment or special substance abuse project activities; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds where conditions may be confrontational or strained. The incumbent must have strong communication skills with the ability to listen carefully to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and ask questions as appropriate for clarification.  Must be empathetic and able to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with clients,  co-workers and general public. This position will primarily work with adults with the possibility of working with juveniles. Substance abuse counselors have may have evening sessions and must be willing to work evenings when required.

Qualifications

Level I Minimum: Two (2) years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor; OR: Associate’s degree with major course work in substance abuse, social services, behavioral sciences, chemical dependency or a field related to the work and one (1) year of experience. Must register for certification as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor within six (6) months of hire.

Level II Minimum: Three (3) years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor, at least one (1) of which is at the level of the county’s class of Substance Abuse Counselor I; OR: Associate’s degree with major course work in substance abuse, social services, behavioral sciences, chemical dependency or a field related to the work and two (2) years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor, at least one (1) of which is at the level of the County’s class of Substance Abuse Counselor I. Must possess and maintain certification as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor, pursuant to 9 CCR § 13000 etal.

Work Environment:

Attend meetings outside of normal working hours. Work may involve stressful situations and include dealing with erratic behavior. Work on-call and respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays and other off-hours shifts.

Licenses and Certifications:  

Ability to obtain a valid a valid California Class C driver’s license with ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment. Possess or obtain first aid and CPR certifications.

Special Requirements:

Successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting. DMV print out prior to hire. Will be required to perform disaster relief services.  Must register for certification as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor within six (6) months of hire and receive Certification within five (5) years of assignment pursuant to 9 CCR § 13000 et al. Tuberculosis (TB) testing conducted no more than 60 calendar days prior to hire or seven (7)-calendar days after employment and renewed annually.

 

 

Benefits

MERIT INCREASE:

Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years

RETIREMENT:

Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55

Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62

(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).

LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.  Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%

DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association

 


YUBA COUNTY

215 5th Street
Marysville , CA
https://www.yuba.org/