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DUIP Counselor/Instructor

DUIP Counselor/Instructor

Req No. 
2017-6040
Category 
Community/Social Services
Type 
Part-Time Contract
Salary 
17.85/Hr.
Dept/Proj Name 
Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP)
Close Date 
10/23/2017

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Overview

The primary mission of the Center for Alcohol & Drug Studies & Services (the Center) Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP) is to help reduce the incidence and prevalence of driving under the influence and the negative consequences of this behavior for our community and its residents. Our mission is also to assist participants in identifying and seeking solutions of their own alcohol and other drug problems. Under the guidelines established by the State of California and the County of San Diego, DUIP strives to provide the highest quality of counseling services to those who have been convicted of violating the DUI laws.

 

Responsibilities

The DUIP Counselor/Instructor is responsible for but not limited to:

 

 

Individual, Group, and Education Counseling 90%

Responsible for facilitating group and education sessions and client interviews in accordance with DUIP philosophy and State/County guidelines.  Manages assigned client caseload and progress in accordance with program regulations and State/County requirements. Performs general trauma-informed counseling strategies, including but not limited to, grounding techniques to manage dissociative experiences, cognitive behavior tools to focus on both anxiety reduction, and distress tolerance, and stress management and relaxation tools to reduce hyper arousal.  Facilitate collaborative treatment and recovery planning with an emphasis on personal choice and a focus on clients’ goals.  Maintains clarity of roles and boundaries in the counseling/client relationship.  Makes appropriate referrals to clinical team when the needs of clients’ are beyond the scope of practice. Identifies strengths, coping resources and resilience of clients and the importance of ensuring the physical and emotional safety of clients.

 

 

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 10%

Attends monthly meetings and provides case management services.

Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities

  •  Knowledge of the principles, practices, laws, rules and regulations governing San Diego County DUI Programs, DUIP Philosophy, including Title IX requirements and State regulations
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of drug and alcohol addiction
  • Knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior
  • Knowledge of cultural competency in working with vulnerable and marginalized populations; including minorities, GLBT, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, combat veterans, homeless, women and elderlr
  • Knowledge and skill in general trauma-informed counseling strategies, including but not limited to, grounding techniques that manage dissociative experiences, cognitive behavior tools that focus on both anxiety and reduction and distress tolerance, stress management and relaxation tools that reduce hyperarousal
  • Knowledge of the variety of ways clients express stress reactions both behaviorally (e.g., avoidance, aggression, passivity) and psychologically/emotionally (e.g., hyperarousal, avoidance, and intrusive memories)
  • Ability to understand the difference between trauma-informed and trauma-specific services
  • Ability to understand the different effects that various kinds of trauma have on human development and the development of psychological and substance use issues
  • Ability to understand the importance of ensuring the physical and emotional safety of clients and the importance of not engaging in behaviors, such as confrontation of substance use or other seemingly unhealthy client behaviors that might activate trauma symptoms or acute stress reactions
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of how trauma affects diverse people with regard to the meaning various cultures attach to trauma and the attitudes they have regarding behavioral health treatment throughout their lifespan with different mental health problems, cognitive and physical disabilities, and substance use issues
  • Ability to understand how protective factors, such as strong emotional connections to safe and nonjudgmental people and individual resilience can prevent and ameliorate the negative impact trauma has on both human development and the development of psychological and substance use issues.
  • Ability to maintain clarity of roles and boundaries in the counseling/client relationship
  • Ability to identify clients’ strengths, coping resources, and resilience
  • Ability to facilitate collaborative treatment and recovery planning with an emphasis on personal choice and a focus on clients’ goals and knowledge of what has previously worked for them
  • Ability to recognize when the needs of clients are beyond the counselor’s scope of practice and/or when clients’ trauma activates persistent secondary trauma or countertransference reactions that cannot be resolved in clinical supervision; makes appropriate referrals to clinical team
  • Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate certification to perform services and renew certification prior to expiration date
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include days, evenings and weekend shifts
  • Ability to facilitate group and education sessions
  • Ability to apply Motivational Interviewing Techniques using the PDMT framework
  • Ability to adhere to DUIP’s and Certifying Agency’s Code of Ethics
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly and effectively in a professional manner, both orally and in writing to individuals and in group settings
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive participant information and agency record
  • Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships and interact effectively with management, clinical team members, counseling and administrative staff
  • Ability to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures
  • Ability to be a highly motivated self-starter, displaying strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, be organized, display detail orientation, possess good judgment and common sense
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity

Experience/Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus two years of experience providing Counseling Services in the field of alcohol addiction and/or mental health
  • Must be certified by an AOD organization  or in good standing as an Associate/Intern through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills

  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish
  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in a social work 

 

San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation