Certified Addictions Counselor II
The mission of Jubilee Housing is building diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Since 1973, Jubilee has worked to provide high quality affordable housing and holistic support to those experiencing persistent economic hardship in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington D.C. Jubilee operates ten properties totaling 299 units of affordable housing and offers robust programming for residents and community members pursuing life goals.
Jubilee Housing is an innovator in financing for affordable housing and a responsible steward of the investments it receives. We understand our work to be about justice – for people who have been excluded from the prosperity of our city, and for our city itself to become a more equitable and united community. Our response is justice housing: affordable to those with few financial assets, located in neighborhoods where resources such as good schools, grocery stores, and public transportation are readily accessible and near services that support residents as they pursue educational and career attainment.
Jubilee is seeking individuals who are excited about this approach and want to work with us to operationalize our goals and aspirations.
In 2011 Jubilee Housing opened the Re-entry Housing Initiative which is a transitional housing program for criminally involved (returning citizens) DC residents. We currently operate two homes in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhood, one for men and one for women. We are currently seeking a National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Certified Addiction Counselor II to aid the program in providing critical alcohol and other drug supports to our men and women who have been released to the DC community, and to those who are currently incarcerated in the DC Department of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prison facilities.
REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
This position will work collaboratively as a member of the Re-entry Housing Initiative team and will report to the Program Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- In collaboration with the Case Manager conduct screening interviews to determine the need for a drug and alcohol assessments and for emergent care services in the specific areas of detoxification and mental health care; make referrals to appropriate health and human services agencies as needed based on the outcome of the screening interview.
- Conduct confidential, quality assessments, that are gender-responsive and trauma informed, using the appropriate level of care; assessments may be conducted in the community, Jubilee Offices or during screenings and interviews within the DC Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prison facilities.
- Use strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches to work collaboratively with residents, Jubilee Housing team members, and internal and external entities to assist in supporting residents in their recovery process.
- Provide clinical consultation to referral sources, and other entities to assist in supporting residents in their recovery.
- Work closely with residents to engage them in the decision-making process and assist them with accessing the appropriate level of care.
- Collect and review referral information upon assignment of residents from referral sources and consult with others as needed to support coordination of services and scheduling of resident interviews.
- Collect information from collateral resources to aid in determining diagnosis and need for additional recovery support services.
- Based on assessments, make referrals to the most appropriate programs and agencies in an effort to assist residents in accessing the right level of supports to best meet their needs.
- Model and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for residents.
- Work cooperatively with the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and other community based organizations to ensure coordination of services and compliance.
- Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records.
- Consult with Program Director, and other program team members to ensure quality assurance for resident care.
- Maintain a working knowledge of other drug and alcohol treatment agencies and programs, and a list of resources that can be shared with residents.
- Provide psycho-educational groups to residents, the team and organization as needed to ensure that all parties are abreast of changing trends in the area of drug and alcohol abuse.
- Participate in all assigned meetings, staff development, and training as required.
- Provide back-up assistance to program team members as needed.
- Other duties as assigned in accordance to the care and coordination of the program and residents.
- Certified Addictions Counselor II, required.
- Master’s degree in Social Work or Human Services and four years of experience in an alcohol or other drug or mental health setting preferred.
- Personal recovery experience not required, however, knowledge of recovery support systems and 12-Step program required.
- Combination of comparable skills, experience, and education.
- Experience working with individuals who are or have been criminally involved (returning citizens).
- Understanding and supportive of a trauma-informed system of care.
- Strong interpersonal, engagement, organizational and time-management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong computer skills required.
- Ability to support the organization’s mission and philosophy, and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and organizational harmony.
- Value for and the ability to deliver excellent resident services.
- Self-directed and flexible with the ability to meet the needs of the program and the residents.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, STD, LTD, and Life insurances, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, transportation stipend and a matched contribution retirement plan.
Please email your resume, a cover letter, and include why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, and how you learned of this position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the “Certified Addictions Counselor II” in the subject line.