Monday, March 4, 2013

UCLA ISAP Posting - Ventura

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)

Closing date:                     Open until filled

Position title:                    Clinical Specialist

Location:                             Ventura County Behavioral Health

Job Type:                             Part-time, 18 hours per week approximately

Salary:                                  Paid position; the hourly rate ranges from $18.09 to $59.28

Duration of position:     Up to 5 years (the duration of the research project)

Job description:               Provide assessment and psychological interventions to clients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems.  The Counselor will act as a liaison with clinic staff at the Screening, Triage, Assessment, and Referral (STAR) Program and Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP), to coordinate treatment recommendations for clients who screen positive for high risk substance abuse/dependence.

Responsibilities:              This position is in Ventura County.  The Counselor will provide structured assessment and interventions for substance users with co-occurring mental illness as part of a UCLA research study on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.  The Counselor will work 45% time (18 hours per week approximately).  Under the supervision of the Study Project Director and the Principal Investigators of the research study, the Counselor will provide screening for substance use using the ASSIST tool, a brief motivational interview intervention, and referral to treatment for subjects in treatment at a Ventura County mental health clinic setting.  The Counselor will work collaboratively with the Research Coordinator, clinic staff and Research Associates.  Community contacts shall include area social services agencies and private physicians.  The Counselor will perform data entry, code and send assessments and service records, and assist with other tasks as needed in the research project.
Qualifications:                  Candidate will have completed at a minimum a Masters Degree in either Social Work/Welfare or Psychology and be licensed or pursuing licensure in the State of California to provide clinical services.  Experience with dual diagnosis clients would be preferable, though not required.

To be considered for this position, please send resume to the Principal Investigator of the project,    Dr. Suzette Glasner-Edwards at or contact her directly at (310) 267-5206.

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