|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Life Change Program is an 18-month residential relapse prevention program based on principles from the Bible, the Genesis Process counseling, and the 12 step program. It is free to participants, who are primarily homeless and chemically dependent men, serving from 12-40 at any given time.
The Counselor/Case Manager is part of a collaborative team that supports the Life Change Program by providing high quality case management, care, counseling, spiritual leadership and records management for its program members. One Case Manager of the team will be assessed and assigned additional responsibilities as Program Manager, and will oversee house and program operations, will take on a coordination/administrative/leadership role in the Life Change Program, and will eventually supervise other Case Managers. The Lead Case Manager will be paid at a higher rate for additional responsibilities.
Essential Job Duties:
Conduct candidate and application screening
Develop, monitor and evaluate individual recovery plans for a case load of up to 15 program members.
Maintain a case load of up to 15 program members, meeting weekly or bi-weekly for a minimum of one hour. Conduct crisis counseling when needed and recommend appropriate treatment or action. Ensure program residents are meeting their assigned goals as it pertains to their spiritual growth, personalized recovery plan, housing and employment, and that they are adhering to program policies.
Coordinate the wellness of a group of program participants through integrating addiction recovery, spiritual formation, and life skills training all aiming toward the result of holistic life transforming wellness and readiness to reenter the community
Organize various scheduling for each participant including class work, mission service, community service, church attendance, field trips and other initiatives that encourage and motivate participants on their road to wellness.
Work with Life Change volunteers and churches to optimize wellness resources for the participants.
Proper documentation of meetings with clients.
Record, report, and maintain required records and statistical information including input into life skills
schedule, community service, and recovery program.
Perform periodic drug and alcohol screening
Maintain an atmosphere in the dormitories/house that will be most conducive to safety, dignity, and cleanliness.
Follow operating procedures and policies for the program, and helping to refine where needed.
Representing the needs of clients from case load to other staff within the Eugene Mission and to the community as needed.
Crisis intervention, problem resolution and conflict resolution with clients.
Facilitating groups and teaching classes, as assigned. This may include recovery groups, discipleship classes, or life skills training.
Provide Genesis Process Relapse Prevention Counseling (after training).
Be available for consultation on case load in an emergency.
Work as a team with Development Department and other departments of the Eugene Mission to implement events centered on and around Life Change development efforts, including graduation events.
Make public appearances for Life Change and Attend Life Change Events
Attend and participate in all Mission and department meetings and training, as required.
Lead Case Manager/Program Manager will coordinate with outside churches and agencies, arrange for speaking engagements, act as a spokesperson for the Life Change Program, oversee house operations, eventually supervise other Counselors/Case Managers, make improvements to infrastructure, and assume other responsibilities as assigned.
Education, Skills, and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Agreement with the Eugene Mission Statement of Faith; mature Christian (Life Change Program is Bible-based, Christ-centered Program)
Knowledge of chemical dependency, addiction recovery and counseling specific to relapse prevention
Successful experience in conducting substance abuse group and/or individual counseling
Knowledge of issues affecting the homeless population and chemically dependent
Emotionally mature and resilient; capable of handling pressure.
Strong personal boundaries; able to maintain a healthy personal and professional life.
Respectful of cultural diversity, and ability to interact positively with clients, other staff members, and agencies within the community
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Proficient in MS Office Suite; ability to learn other software programs
CADC I or II, License in Chemical Dependency Counseling (LCDC I or II), Social Worker (LSW) or Counseling (LPC). Bachelor Degree in social work, counseling, or related field is required; or a combination of related work experience and education.
Training and experience as a Genesis counselor is preferred (but will train).
Current Oregon Driver’s License. Insurable by the EM auto insurance carrier.
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