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Drug and Alcohol Counselor

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
May 07, 2024

Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Psych-ZSFG-Adult-SAAM

Full Time

76535BR

Job Summary

Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) Hospital's Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program (OTOP) is an opioid treatment program (OTP) providing comprehensive treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in San Francisco since 1973. OTOP serves adults of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions or spiritualties living in San Francisco with OUD who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured. Many of OTOPs clients have co-occurring disorders and significant physical health problems, including HIV. Additionally, they face significant cultural barriers to receiving quality, respectful care. OTOP provides methadone maintenance dosing and evidence-based counseling to opiate dependent clients at multiple locations including ZSFG campus, Bayview Van site, and San Francisco County Jail (SFCJ). Additional wrap around services offered include psychiatry, case management, alcohol use treatment, Hep C treatment, and Contingency Management for stimulant use.

Substance Use Counselors (Social Work Associates) provide a range of counseling and social work services to OTOP clients with multiple layers of instability and vulnerability including housing, financial, legal, medical care coordination, transportation, food and clothing. Services are provided to all OTOP clients with priority given to HIV+ clients, pregnant clients, incarcerated clients, and clients with severe and persistent mental health issues. Counselors are an essential part of OTOP's multi-disciplinary team which includes licensed clinicians, registered/certified SUD counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, and administrative staff. The incumbent provides culturally appropriate, evidence-based counseling and social work services, including mental health screenings, assessments, ongoing counseling sessions, brief interventions, and consultations with internal and external multi-disciplinary teams. Counselors are responsible for managing a caseload, which involves completing intakes, annual justifications for treatment, discharges, and documentation in a timely manner consistent with internal, local, state, and federal requirements. All counselors receive regular supervision from a counseling supervisor (CA BBS approved supervision for ASW, APCC and AMFT available as needed).

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Department Description

Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) Hospital's Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program (OTOP) is an opioid treatment program (OTP) providing comprehensive treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in San Francisco since 1973. OTOP serves adults of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions or spiritualties living in San Francisco with OUD who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured. Many of OTOPs clients have co-occurring disorders and significant physical health problems, including HIV. Additionally, they face significant cultural barriers to receiving quality, respectful care. OTOP provides methadone maintenance dosing and evidence-based counseling to opiate dependent clients at multiple locations including ZSFG campus, Bayview Van site, and San Francisco County Jail (SFCJ). Additional wrap around services offered include psychiatry, case management, alcohol use treatment, Hep C treatment, and Contingency Management for stimulant use.

Substance Use Counselors (Social Work Associates) provide a range of counseling and social work services to OTOP clients with multiple layers of instability and vulnerability including housing, financial, legal, medical care coordination, transportation, food and clothing. Services are provided to all OTOP clients with priority given to HIV+ clients, pregnant clients, incarcerated clients, and clients with severe and persistent mental health issues. Counselors are an essential part of OTOP's multi-disciplinary team which includes licensed clinicians, registered/certified SUD counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, and administrative staff. The incumbent provides culturally appropriate, evidence-based counseling and social work services, including mental health screenings, assessments, ongoing counseling sessions, brief interventions, and consultations with internal and external multi-disciplinary teams. Counselors are responsible for managing a caseload, which involves completing intakes, annual justifications for treatment, discharges, and documentation in a timely manner consistent with internal, local, state, and federal requirements. All counselors receive regular supervision from a counseling supervisor (CA BBS approved supervision for ASW, APCC and AMFT available as needed).

Required Qualifications

* BA/BS degree and one year of related experience, or five years of related experience providing prevocational, job development services, substance abuse counseling, or employment counseling
* Knowledge of Harm Reduction theory.
* Strong interpersonal skills and experience providing culturally competent care with populations that are diverse in gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.
* Knowledge of the health and psycho-social problems associated with opioid dependence and other substance use and dependence disorders.
* Knowledge of effective treatments for opioid dependence and other substance use disorders.
* Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.
* Ability to work in a high stress, high volume clinical environment, and work well under pressure and with deadlines.
* Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and be detailed oriented.
* Able to efficiently prepare clinical notes and written summaries of activities, set priorities and complete notes and reports within required timeframes.
* Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology.
* Good oral, written, and telephone communication skills.
* Demonstrate excellent attendance and reliability.
* Demonstrate professional behavior in a multi-disciplinary clinical environment.

Preferred Qualifications

* One year preferred work experience in human services.
* Motivational Interviewing training/experience preferred.
* Experience working with severely mentally ill adults, the homeless and dual diagnosis populations.
* Experience working with populations that are diverse in gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.
* Graduate school course work in psychology, counseling, social work, addiction studies, or public health leading to certification or licensure
* Case management experience and one year work experience in human services
* Experience with community outreach, peer educator programs, and volunteer supervision
* One or more years of experience working in opiate treatment programs
* Prior UCSF experience

License/Certification

* California state registration or certification as an Alcohol/Drug Counselor or registration as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist or Associate Social Worker or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor or Psychological Associate.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Organization

Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title

009341 SOCIAL WORK ASC

Job Category

Allied Health

Bargaining Unit

University Professional and Technical Employees - Health Care Professionals Unit (UPTE-HX)

Employee Class

Career

Percentage

100%

Location

Various Work Sites, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Shift

Days

Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

6:30-3 pm Monday-Friday

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