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Alcohol & Othr Drug Counselor-Part Time (Mountain View, CA)

Health Net - Mountain View, CA
Job Number
72103688

Job Description

Title: Alcohol & Othr Drug Counselor-Part Time (Mountain View, CA)
Location: United States-California-Mountain View
Other Locations:
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net, through its subsidiaries, provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net's behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 4.9 million individuals, including Health Net's own health plan members. Health Net's subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.

For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit the company's website .

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides group, individual counseling, education classes, orientation, individual appointments, make-up groups for alcohol and drug issues, and in the DUIP Multiple Conviction Program facilitation of continuing care groups.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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Facilitates and conducts programs for participants in ways to reduce the negative impact of the use of chemical and alcohol involvement.
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Completes case management, including the maintenance of individual client files, group rosters, and group notes.
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Monitors client payment history. Keeps management informed on clients in arrears, completing monthly arrearage report. Dismisses clients as directed in accordance with Title Nine.
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Maintains group sign-in sheets, ensuring group size is in accordance with Title Nine.
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Conducts re-reinstatements, intakes, transfers, orientation, and other client activities as needed.
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Directs disposition of sensitive or problematic client situations to appropriate Supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
Bachelor's Degree, AOD certification, or equivalent alcohol counseling experience

Certification/License:
Registered or Certified AOD Counselor in the State of California, in good standing; possess a minimum of 2080 hours in providing educational or counseling services to persons with alcohol and/or other drug problems.

Experience:
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Minimum two years alcoholism counseling experience
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Minimum one year experience providing education information
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Meet Title Nine hiring requirements
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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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Knowledge of State and county requirements, program policies and procedures
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Federal and state confidentiality requirements
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Generally accepted principals of CD treatment, education, and prevention in a group and individual setting
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Ability to keep accurate, legible written records, and listen and communicate effectively
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Ability to facilitate client insight into their involvement with alcohol
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Ability to promote client compliance and satisfaction with program requirements, and deal effectively with a wide variety of client personalities, including hostility, resistance, and denial

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The following section describes the general physical requirements for this position. Please note that 'constant' refers to more than 81% of time; 'significant' refers to 40-80%; and 'moderate' refers to 20-40% of the time.
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Operates personal computers, printers, facsimile, telephones, copy machines and other commonly used office accessories/equipment.
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Exposed to confidential information and expected to maintain confidentiality at all times; must adhere to HIPAA rules and regulations.
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May be required to work outside of normally scheduled hours as mandated by the client, project and/or workload (e.g. evenings, weekends, and/or holidays).
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May be required to maintain established work pace, meet deadlines; may have last minute urgent requests.
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Physical activity may include: twisting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, grasping, grabbing, pushing, pulling, repetitive motion, climbing, etc.
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Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.
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Required to have hearing ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
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Required to have speaking ability to express or exchange ideas.
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Constant concentration may be required on various subjects by listening, reading and thinking clearly.
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Interaction with others may be required. May need to listen, think, and speak in order to interact with others. Business interactions and behavior between coworkers and/or external customers are required. This may require face-to-face or telephone interactions.
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Thinking at work may include listening, learning, analyzing, evaluating, and the ability to interpret what is seen and/or heard, or to link information from one issue to the next.
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Significant computer usage including typing and/or eye strain.
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Constant repetitive arm, wrist, hand and finger motions -- making repetitive movements (e.g. key boarding, filing, data entry).
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Moderate phone usage; headsets may be required.
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Moderate lifting may be required. May need to lift, carry and/or move equipment/supplies weighing up to10pounds, always using safe lifting techniques.
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Constant amount of time spent working in a loud office environment with frequent interruptions/distractions.
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Constant sedentary work (desk bound or seated).
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Moderate reading is required via computer screen and/or bound printed materials.

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Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Health Net, Inc. supports a drug-free work environment and requires pre-employment background and drug screening.

Health Net and its subsidiaries are an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/V/D.

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