Residential Recovery Program Social Worker

Advent Group Ministries
 Freedom, CA





Regular hours worked: 40+ per week




The purpose of the social worker is to ensure that appropriate treatment services are provided to clients in accordance with established social work guidelines.


  • Interviews potential clients and coordinates placements into the program
  • Provides for approved orientation of all clients
  • Develops individual needs and services and treatment plans for each client assigned, in collaboration with the placement worker
  • Monitors progress through observation and reports by resident staff
  • Provides leadership to all treatment team members, to ensure that the treatment proscribed in the Treatment Plan is carried out
  • Provides individual counseling to each client on at least a weekly basis and as needed
  • Provides counsel to the family
  • Provides group counseling to clients on at least a weekly basis and as needed
  • Continually assesses clients to identify their changing needs
  • Prepares a quarterly progress report for each resident, and submits copes of progress reports to the placement workers
  • Reports to placement agents for monthly case reviews
  • Coordinates group counseling on a daily weekday basis
  • Facilitates group counseling at least weekly (subjects include recovery, drug abuse, self-esteem, life skills, communications skills, etc.)
  • Encourages appropriate parental involvement by making initial call, formulating their involvement plan with their child, assessing family counseling needs and coordinating family counseling
  • Facilitates parenting education and support group
  • Coordinates and plans for aftercare
  • Develops a discharge plan for each client
  • Is on-call for crisis intervention
  • Monitors individual supervised and unsupervised outing and visitors, and approve overnight visits

Age Limitation: Minimum age is 21 years.

Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to the law, a person must be either a U.S. citizen or be a permanent resident alien.

Felony Disqualification: Persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to be appointed to positions of this class.

Background Investigation: Pursuant to the law, persons shall be fingerprinted prior to work in a facility, and shall be subject to a background investigation by Community Care Licensing and the FBI. Persons who have previously been subjected to this in Advent will not undergo any further investigation of this type.

Medical Requirement: Persons shall undergo a medical examination to determine that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job safely and effectively.