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Dual Diagnosis Relief Counselor (On-Call)

Agency History:
Bonita House, Inc. is a private non-profit mental health agency offering a range of services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring serious psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders. Started as a humane alternative to traditional psychiatric institutionalization in 1971, Bonita House utilizes a strengths-based social rehabilitation model and is a highly respected provider of integrated dual diagnosis treatment.
 
The Bonita House Residential Treatment Program provides intensive group and individual counseling to adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders within a milieu setting. It is located in a historic Victorian on a beautiful lot in North Berkeley and provides treatment to up to 15 men and women, 18 years and older.
Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) strongly values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds, including those who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use recovery and/or with family members, to apply.
Program Needs:
The Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment Program is currently seeking ON-CALL (part-time) RELIEF COUNSELORS (non-exempt) to cover the following day AND/OR evening shifts, as needed:

Shifts:
8:00 - 4:30 pm
12:30 - 10:30 pm
3:00 - 11:00 pm
10:30 pm - 8:30 am
 
Program Summary:
Under the direction of the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, the Relief Counselor is responsible for providing group and individual counseling to adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders providing ongoing assessment, intervention, and crisis management as needed. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this position provides strength-based therapeutic care, facilitates a wide variety of recovery-oriented activities, and offers training and coaching in life skills within a 24/7 milieu setting. Relief Counselors are an integral part of the treatment team, providing coverage when full time Residential Counselors are unable to work (due to trainings, vacation, illness, etc..). 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Must be able to pass community care licensing criteria for employees of residential care facilities, and pass the Federal Background check, including fingerprint check.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as an active and self-initiating member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate basic computer skills.
  • Must have a valid, current driver’s license with an insurable record and be willing to drive the agency van for outings when needed.
  • Must demonstrate a high-level of professionalism with the capacity to set boundaries kindly and consistently with a diverse population of residents in a milieu setting.
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility and be able to work amicably with multiple team members.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of people from the house in the event of an emergency.

Candidates MUST qualify as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) by having fulfilled at least ONE of the following:

 

·         AA degree with six years’ experience working in mental health or substance use disorder treatment, or related social services.

  • BA degree with four years’ experience working in mental health, substance use disorder treatment, or related social services.
  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field and two years’ experience working in mental health or substance use disorder treatment, or related social services.
  • An AMFT or ASW registered with Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

KPIs:

1.       Work 2 to 3 available shifts per calendar month.

2.       Administer medications as outlined in Medication Training 100% of the time.

3.       Utilizing on-call as outlined in program practices 100% of the time.




DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide staff coverage when Residential Counselors are unable to work (due to trainings, vacation, illness, etc..).
  • As a member of the clinical team, provide treatment to up to 15 adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders within a milieu setting providing ongoing assessment and intervention.
  • Co-facilitate a wide range of integrated treatment groups within a social rehabilitation treatment program as needed.
  • Facilitate residents' development of recovery and adult daily living skills including personal hygiene, cooking, and cleaning through modeling, coaching, teaching and working alongside them.
  • Crisis intervention and crisis management as needed.
  • Collaboratively writing daily log assessments, daily notes, and group notes as needed as well as maintaining resident charts in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Assists residents in monitoring their own medications as prescribed by their physicians per agency policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance with state licensing requirements and specific on-site program operations as assigned.
  • Assist in the management, maintenance, up-keep, and repair of the house.
  • The nature of this position requires that meal periods be taken "on duty".
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

 

Physical Demands:

 

  • Must be able to assist physically in the evacuation of people from the house in the event of an emergency.
Compensation: DOE
employment type: part-time
non-profit organization

How to Apply
  • Mail/Email resume and cover letter detailing related experience to:

    Bonita House Inc.
    Attention: HR Department
    6333 Telegraph Avenue, #102
    Oakland, CA 94609

    Email: resumes@ bonitahouse.org (please include resume in the body of your email, in addition to attaching). Please type job title in subject line.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Appropriate candidates will be contacted.
  • Bonita House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. - See more at: http://www.bonitahouse.org