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Behavioral Health Counselor I

Company: Butte County Environmental Health
Location: oroville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Butte County Behavioral Health Department has several Behavioral Health Counselor I Regular Help and Term position opportunities available. The Term positions are for the Department's new Hub and Spoke Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program. These positions are currently set to end on September 29, 2022 and require current SUD certification. Other current opportunities include one Regular Help SUD position (also requires current SUD certification) in addition to two outpatient clinic Regular Help positions. This recruitment may also be used to fill other openings within the Department.

Under general supervision, provides assessment, treatment, counseling and case management to at-risk, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, substance abuse clients.

FLSA: Non Exempt

Please NOTE: A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking among qualified candidates. Based upon information provided in this application including responses to supplemental questions, an applicant's education, training and experience may be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Applicants should provide thoughtful and thorough responses to supplemental questions as they play an important role in this recruitment process. All qualifying work experience that is described or included in responses to supplemental questions MUST also be included and detailed in the "Work Experience" section of this application. "See Resume" is not an acceptable response for any supplemental question.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

* Carries a caseload of individual clients and client groups who require intervention, testing, evaluation, counseling and guidance; services may be provided in a facility, private home, or clinic setting. * Screens and evaluates mentally ill persons, persons experiencing life stress, and/or persons with substance abuse; interviews clients to collect personal history. * Provides casework services to at-risk, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and substance abuse clients; provides case management services for clients, families and significant others. * Provides individual and group rehabilitation counseling; develops and implements guidance, counseling and treatment plans; acts as an advocate for individual clients. * Teaches socialization and coping skills; advises clients of community resources. * Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data for management purposes; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports. Documents all services provided within the client's medical record in accordance with Butte County Department of Behavioral Health's practice/policy which meets or exceeds State and Federal regulations. * Provides information regarding the services of the Behavioral Health Department; provides mental health and/or substance abuse consultation services to specified target groups. * Consults with professional staff members as needed to develop and implement treatment and guidance programs for individuals and groups. * Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to review client caseload, treatment, concerns, and recommendations; prepares and presents progress reports. * Assesses cultural and linguistic differences of minority populations; integrates follow-up care with existing indigenous services or resources, and provides language interpretation services as needed. * Assists in planning outreach programs; talks to community groups regarding program services. * Provides training for co-workers, health staff, community groups, and other agencies, as requested. * Supports the relationship between Butte County and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and other employees. * Interacts and provides services to clients in a manner consistent with the Recovery Model and its principles which are: that each individual is unique, is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, and recognizes and acknowledges consumers rights to make their own decisions. * Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. 552A} as amended; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (Public Law 104-191) maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client information. * Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

* Associate's degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences, or a related field: AND * Two (2) years behavioral or social services counseling experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required two (2) years experience.

OR * Certification as a registered substance abuse counselor with an accredited State Alcohol and Drug Program organization; AND * Two (2) years behavioral or social services counseling experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required two (2) years experience. * If appointed to the department's SUD programs, Certification as a registered substance abuse counselor with an accredited State Alcohol and Drug Program organization is required. * Valid State of California driver's license may be required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

* Working conditions are various home and health clinic settings; involves the potential for high stress levels and exposure to hostile situations; some non-standard work hours are required. * Must work with a manipulative and clinically challenging client population; must be able to maintain professional composure and effectiveness.

Keywords: Butte County Environmental Health, Chico , Behavioral Health Counselor I, Other , oroville, California

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