Mental Health Systems, Inc. Counselor in BIG BEAR LAKE, California

Program Description

Big Bear Center for Change serves as an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment facility for adolescents and adults. We work with our clients in identifying the underlying causes of addiction and alcoholism, and then supporting them as they work to build a foundation of healthy coping skills. Our center provides outpatient recovery services, DUI Services and Drug Court treatment services to help our clients live drug and alcohol free and to respond effectively to life's challenges.

Company Description

Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention. MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

Works directly with the client to:

  • Provides orientation to the treatment program and the concept of sobriety,

  • Develops and implement treatment plans,

  • Provides counseling and recovery services, information and education, vocational training and relapse prevention,

  • Develops community resources for continued community treatment,

  • Assists other staff in dealing with problematic behavior,

  • Documents, reviews, and charts clients progress and completes all required paperwork on time,

  • Attends treatment meetings and provides input to treatment plan,

  • Prepares treatment and discharge plans and discharge summaries.

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

  • AOD Certified and/ or Registered

  • Clearance on Background/DOJ Live scan result

  • Negative reading from TB and Drug Tests

Req No.: 2018-3163

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Street: P.O. BOX 6070