Care Coordinator - Sobering Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Mission Street Sobering Center
  • Entry Level

Who are we?

Horizon Services, Inc. (HSI) is a nonprofit established in 1974 with the goal of reducing substance use related challenges for people from all walks of life, including those from some of the most disenfranchised and marginalized communities. We practice our values of Integrity, Respect, Diversity, and Quality to provide residential treatment, withdrawal management, and sobering programs to support the well-being of women, men, youth, LGBTQ, and BIPOC clients to live healthy, fulfilling and constructive lives. HSI is an inclusive workplace and a learning community where our collective experiences enrich each other’s growth.


How can you make a difference in people’s lives?

In this role, you’ll make a difference in the lives of people with substance use challenges, and often with co-occurring conditions. You’ll use and grow your skills in compassionate care, crisis intervention and de-escalation, in a supportive and inclusive work environment. You’ll have the opportunity to help people who are just discovering possibilities in their journey, going from a place of hopelessness to a place where they are valued and have the potential for a better life.


The main responsibilities of a Sobering Specialist are to be warm and welcoming, complete phone screenings, intakes, referrals, and discharges, collaborate and communicate with providers, documentation of participants needs, access county databases to determine eligibility of county services, provide participants with snacks, hygiene kits and clothes as needed, and assist in the daily responsibilities in keeping a clean and healthy environment.


What will make you successful in this role?

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Registered and actively working on certification as Substance Abuse Counselor in CA is recommended
  • Experience working with individuals that feel overwhelmed or in a crisis
  • Experience working with intoxicated participants
  • Experience working with diverse populations and culture
  • Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and disabilities
  • Knowledge of alcoholism/addiction treatment and Motivational Interviewing concepts and techniques
  • Able to handle and de-escalate emergency situations
  • If recovering alcoholic/addict must have two years of continuous sobriety
  • Must show a demonstrated knowledge of computers; including but not limited to, data input, internet navigation, Microsoft word, etc.
  • Ability to write/type clear narrative reports and notes

What else is required?

  • Valid California driver’s license with a good driving record and car insurance.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificate desirable.
  • Fingerprinting/drug testing required at time of hire.
  • Current flu vaccine/flu shot.
  • The California Department of Public Health has required that all staff in healthcare organization receive the COVID 19 vaccination by September 30, 2021. Our organization is a healthcare organization and will abide by this mandate.


Compensation and Benefits

  • We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time and part time employees over 20 hours per week.
  • 100% of medical, dental, Life and LTD for the employee and 50% for any dependents medical and dental coverage. 
  • PTO and Holiday pay.
  • Retirement benefits after 6 months of service.
  • Training and CEU opportunities.
  • And of course, the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a team of mindful, caring and passionate people at work every day!


Hours: 2:45pm-11:15pm Thursday-Monday

Salary:  $19.57 per hour, based on experience and qualifications. Available for a full-time position.

Horizon Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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