POSITION: Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor
PROGRAM: Shelter-Based /Grant Per Diem Programs
LOCATION: Boccardo Reception Center, 2011 Little Orchard St, San Jose/Community
SUPERVISOR: Clinical Services Director
JOB TYPE: Regular, Full Time
COMPENSATION: Depending on qualifications
The Grant and Per Diem – Low Demand (GPD LD) Transitional Housing Program provides qualified homeless veterans with up to 2 years of transitional housing and supportive services at the agency’s Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) facility in San Jose. In collaboration with the local VA Palo Alto Health Care System, GPD-LD provides 20 beds in a 10unit housing facility. The goal of GPD-LD is to provide low barrier transitional housing services to chronically homeless Veterans who suffer from mental health or substance-use problems. GPD-LD assists homeless veterans to successfully transition from homelessness into more stable living conditions, and to help participants increase their self-sufficiency.
The Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) is the largest homeless shelter in Santa Clara County with a capacity of 250 singles served nightly. This facility is not only a shelter for people to sleep safely each night, it is also a community hub providing a large continuum of services. This low barrier shelter offers a medical clinic on-site, full service cafeteria, free laundry, computer lab, and other amenities. Shelter guests are offered support services, including case management, workshops, trainings, and more.
The AOD Counselor will work directly with the Clinical Director and The Veterans Program Manage to develop a service suite for the Veterans and shelter guests. This may include one on one therapy, group therapy, skill building, and more. There is a great opportunity for new program/service development with this position as it is a new position for the shelter.
Direct Services (70%)
Education and Experience
Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
ABOUT THE AGENCY:
We serve more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at eight locations including the Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. In
35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and stability for everyone we serve.
HomeFirst is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
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