WellSpace Health believes that everyone deserves to be seen, no matter who you are, where you come from, where you work or what place you call home. We see you and are here for you. To that end, we’ve committed ourselves to finding solutions for our community’s health and wellbeing to achieve regional health through high quality comprehensive care.
Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care, mental health and behavioral health services, and enabling services to underserved people. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission.
We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and are accredited by the Joint Commission for Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health. We’re also certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home and a Behavioral Health Home.
The counselor is responsible for providing outpatient day treatment, and targeted substance abuse services for chemically dependent women, men, and their families. May require some evening duties.
This position requires extensive knowledge of chemical dependency, addictions treatment and prevention strategies.
Registration with CCAPP as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor is required, Certification with CCAPP is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field or three years' experience providing direct treatment to chemically dependent women, men, adolescents and their families preferred.
Experience and skill in providing counseling services to diverse populations required.
A Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field may be substituted for one year direct counseling experience.
The ability to work independently and as a team, strong organizational skills, and the ability to stay on task required.
Individuals who identify themselves in personal recovery are requested to have sustained a minimum of (3) three years of continuous sobriety to maintain the agency's ethical standard for client care.
Current CPR and first aid certificate or willingness to be trained required with in first (90) ninety days of employment.
Applicants who accept employment must submit to a criminal justice screening and fingerprinting for agency insurance compliance.
Provide individual, groupand family counseling.
Complete intake and psycho-social assessments of clients to determine appropriate treatment modality.
Develop, write and implement treatment plans.
Participate in clinical consultation, professional collaboration and case management meetings.
Maintain current documentation including progress notes, group notes and treatment plans.
Submit reports/required paperwork (CalOms, Database forms, contract reports etc.) in accordance with established timelines.
Provide billing and master client data to fiscal staff at the end of each billing day, week and cycle as directed by supervisor.
Participate in outreach activities as assigned.
Assist student interns as assigned.
Coordinate treatment, community and advocacy services for clientele.
Participate in utilization and chart review in accordance with all applicable regulations, and federal, state and local standards.
In conjunction with Program Manager and clinical team, develop and implement curriculum and other clinical components.
Provide crisis intervention and assessment as needed.
Responsible for mandated reporting as required.
Maintain confidentiality, ethics, and professionalism in all aspects of the job.
Work with Supervisor to develop professional growth plan to identify training and professional goals to remain current in the field, offer the most appropriate support for staff and provide leadership for the agency.
Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long-term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.
Paid bereavement and jury duty leave
10 paid holidays per year
Paid time off
Paid sick leave
Flexible Spending Program
Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers
Professional development hours offered annually
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The work environment is characteristic of a medical clinic environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is also required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must also possess hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the phone. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves or their homes. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee may also be exposed to bodily fluids (blood, urine) and hazardous chemicals.
WellSpace Health is committed to the principals of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is the intent of WellSpace Health to maintain a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. WellSpace Health is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
How to apply
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WellSpace Health has provided care and support to individuals and families throughout the Sacramento region since 1953. Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care for children and adolescents, mental health and behavioral health services to underserved populations. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission.
WellSpace Health is a statewide leader in designing and delivering integrated care that treats the whole person, body and mind. Our people-first approach to comprehensive healthcare means that patients are embraced by a “blanket of care” delivered with competence and compassion.
We see you.