Substance Abuse Counselor
Since 1985, Family Assistance Program (FAP), formally known as High Desert Domestic Violence Program (HDDVP) has been providing shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence (DV).
Throughout the years, the agency has grown into so much more. We now have a much larger shelter, a transitional housing program, a separate outreach office, satellite offices in the cities of San Bernardino and Fontana, and we have embarked on several new programs: two runaway/homeless youth shelters, a homeless youth street outreach team , youth drop-in centers, Next Step re-entry program, community centers, anti-human trafficking program, and other programs and services to support the needs of our Victor Valley, San Bernardino, and Morongo Basin communities.
As the community needs have been identified, the agency has grown to accommodate and assist our population.
We provide assistance with restraining orders, advocacy, homelessness, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, preventative services through teen violence classes, substance use disorder classes, family/group/individual counseling, supervised visitation, and the distribution of household commodities are just some of the services we provide to our community in need.
It is our goal and continued effort to build stronger families through other services that do not necessarily pertain only to Domestic Violence. Our agency is growing more diversified as the community develops and the needs are assessed. In turn, all these services have been offered in an effort to assist low-income families in creating safe and stable homes.
You can find all of our open positions at www.familyassist.org/employment
Provide formerly incarcerated youth ages 14 – 26 with weekly evidence-based prevention services including substance abuse education classes and individualized/group counseling Provide weekly substance use disorder education classes. Provide weekly support groups and peer-to-peer counseling. Overseeing the entire project documentation and reporting requirements.
- Assist in developing, modifying and implementing substance abuse programs and new procedures based in a Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.
- Participate in management meetings to resolve issues in access to, and deliver of, services and operations.
- Conduct street and community-based outreach as part of prevention/intervention efforts
- Collect and maintain program data to prepare and submit required reports.
- Coordinate programs with other directors and outside service groups, if required.
- Ensure implementation and accomplishment of grant-stated program goals and objectives.
- Interpret and apply all applicable regulations, policies and procedures in grant package.
- Develop and implement training and treatment programs based in a Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.