The AOD Counselor will work directly with the Clinical Director and The Veterans Program Manage to develop a service suite for the Veterans and shelter guests. This may include one on one therapy, group therapy, skill building, and more. There is a great opportunity for new program/service development with this position as it is a new position for the shelter.
Maintain a case load as an AOD counselor of persistently homeless individuals in Santa Clara County by providing individual and group therapeutic interventions.
Provide drug and alcohol counseling to veterans enrolled in the GPD-LD program.
Conduct comprehensive assessment of veterans use history and present needs.
Work with program participants to develop and implement an individual treatment plan, and provide support to help them achieve their goals.
Utilize supervision appropriately, maintaining open lines of communication and providing updates on client activity.
And more . . .
Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree in social work or Counseling, preferred Required Drug and Alcohol Certification
Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Strong understanding of PTSD, mental health symptoms, DSM 5 diagnoses, and chronic homelessness issues
Knowledgeable on Trauma Informed Care, CBT, and other evidence-based practices
Comfortable with using computer software and databases
Physical duties will include walking, sitting, ability to lift 25lbs
Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of the homeless population
Ability to quickly build trust and rapport in interpersonal relationships
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain priorities