SUD/PSC Group Facilitator (Bilingual Preferred) - Rural Mental Health


SUD/PSC Group Facilitator (Bilingual Preferred) – Position #1273


Rural Mental Health – Multi Sites – Fresno County


40 E. Minarets Ave., Pinedale, CA 93650


David Tan, Program Director


(559) 436-0482


Monolingual: Class 104 ($15.99 - $21.05/hour)

Bilingual: Class 109 ($16.81 - $22.12/hour)


Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


Until Filled



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The SUD Case Manager and Group Facilitator reports to the Assistant Program Director and works as a part of a treatment team in achieving the goals and objectives of the program to ensure quality of care for client participants.


1.  Under the supervision of the PSC Supervisor and Assistant Program Director, assist in the accomplishment of the case management plan with clients by screening, evaluating, identifying, and implementing specific case management activities as identified to support clients in achieving their goals.

2.  Maintain appropriate case recording documentation as per the Rehab option Medi-Cal guidelines, case recording, and other contract guidelines.

3.  Provide direct services, including case management, to clients with co-occurring disorders. Such services may include group-counseling, individual, and or other forms of direct service as outlined in the Plan of Care. Provide psycho-educational group facilitation to clients at a variety of clinic locations at RMH in Fresno County.

4.  Facilitate psychoeducational groups at each assigned clinic per direction of the Supervisors, focusing on mental health.

5.  Provide individual and group guidance to clients.

6.  Maintain and submit all documentation and billing as it relates to client services in a timely fashion.

7.  Plan, coordinate, and facilitate services for Severely Mental Ill (SMI) clients and clients with co-occurring SUD disorders.

8.  Screen and evaluate potential clients for the identification of case management, rehabilitation, residential, and other services and activities.

9.  Provide psycho-educational groups on wellness and recovery on regular basis, based off the current needs of the consumers at the assigned clinic location.  

10.  Develop and maintain outside supportive referral services for clients and educate clients on community resources.

11.  Evaluate and refer clients as needed to detoxification services, residential treatment services and sober living placements.

12.  Communicate closely, in a systematic fashion, with agencies and significant others involved in the rehabilitation of clients.

13.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies. 

14.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

15.  Will drive on company business and transport consumers as needed.

16.  Provide the Assistant Program Director with timely reports on any unusual occurrences that might impact the overall program operation or the health and safety of clients or employees.

17.  Complete the minimum 40 hours training annually per Turning Point training requirements.

18.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.

19.  Perform other duties as assigned by Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Personal Service Coordinator Supervisor.  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


1.  An Associate's Degree from an accredited or regionally approved college or university in the area of social work, psychology, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, or a related field that is directly related to the specific responsibilities of the job.

2.  Preferred California Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) approved substance abuse counseling certification or enrollment in an ADP approved substance abuse counseling certification course within six (6) months of date of hire and successfully complete the course in a timely manner or at the discretion of the program supervisor.

3.  Knowledge of the best practice in group facilitation and on (1) year work experience.

4.  Current certified training in emergency first aid procedures.

5.  Knowledge of substance abuse, addictions, and related disorders, and the ability to effectively provide education groups information regarding the treatment of these disorders.

6.  Knowledge of best practices regarding the treatment of clients with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and Dual-Diagnosis individuals.

7.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.

8.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

9.  Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.

10.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation

11.  that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer

12.  authorization is required.

13.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

14.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

15.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic

16.  Representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting

17.  business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

18.  Must be available to work all shifts as needed.

19.  Ability to drive to the rural areas of Fresno County, including Coalinga, Kerman, Huron,

20.  Mendota, Reedley, Selma, Sanger and Pinedale.


1.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish.

2.  Required ability to communicate effectively with monolingual Spanish speaking clients and families for all clinical purposes, including therapy and assessments.

3.  Assist with phone calls for Spanish clients.

4.  Required to provide language translations for case managers and Physicians on a periodic basis.

5.  Minimal adequate competency in the Spanish language as evidenced by successful passage of the TPOCC Spanish Competency Test.

6.  Other translation tasks as required.