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January 1, 2019

Employer Information
Company Name: Magnolia Women’s Recovery Program
Company Address: 682 Briergate Way
City: Hayward
State: CA
ZIP Code: 94544
Company Website:
Contact Person: Serena Urive
Contact Person Title: Director Of Operations
Telephone: 5104872910

Job Information

Position Title: Substance Abuse Counselor

Position Description:
Job Summary: Provide supportive individual and group counseling to parenting and pregnant women with substance use disorders and possible co-occurring disorders, trauma, and re-entry challenges enrolled in inpatient SUD treatment. Support the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership. There is a maximum of 6 clients which 3 would be on your individual caseload.

Status: Full Time

Supervisor: Director of Operations/Clinical Director

Positions Supervised: None

Anticipated Hours: This is a full-time position. This person must be available to work 40 hours per week, 3:30 pm to 12:00 am, Monday-Friday. There is a 90 Day probation period once you pass that you will be eligible for full kaiser benefits, Dental and Vision. You get 12 paid Holidays a year, PTO, and accumulate sick time separately.

Knowledge: An understanding of gender-specific addiction and recovery, co-occurring disorders, individual counseling, and facilitation of educational groups such as CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety, domestic violence, trauma, relapse prevention, life skills, education and employment, parenting, and anger management. Experience working with perinatal populations, women and children, and families involved with CPS preferred.

• Excellent interpersonal effectiveness
• Crisis intervention
• Ability to maintain healthy and appropriate treatment boundaries
• Utilization of computer for documentation and communication
• Ability to be a proactive team player; able to represent the agency
• Commitment to working in a diverse workplace and self-awareness regarding issues of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/spirituality and disability
• At least two years experience providing counseling and facilitating groups.

Job Description:
Counsel and advise pregnant and parenting mothers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Facilitate daily check in and several groups per week. Maintain a caseload of up to 10 clients. Provide case management and linkages to various organizations and services. Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings. Provide written documentation of client progress to a variety of referral sources not limited to Family Drug Court, CPS, Criminal Court, etc. Provide transportation to clients as needed. Develop treatment goals and plans per ASAM criteria.
Help clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior. Refer clients to other resources or services, such as job placement services and support groups. Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the clients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information. Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers. Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs. Assess individuals’ degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing urine samples.


• Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
• Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
• Co-occurring Disorders—Knowledge of signs, symptoms, and treatment for major mental health disorders and the relationship between mental health disorders and addictions
• Trauma—Knowledge of trauma effects on client population and the symptoms of trauma. Commitment to trauma-informed care.
• Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Education requirements:
Certified SUD Counselor, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), MFT, LCSW, LPCC Minimum 1-3 years experience in the field. Licensure hours available.

Must be able to obtain a Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance. Individuals with serious criminal offenses in their background may not be able to obtain a DOJ clearance.

Must maintain valid car insurance.

Salary / Compensation: D.O.E

Application Due Date: Until position is filled

December 29, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: Driver Benefits Inc
Company Address: 2370 W Carson Street, 150
City: Torrance
State: California
ZIP Code: 90501
Company Website:
Contact Person: Steve Nelson
Contact Person Title: Supervisor
Telephone: 3103209550

Job Information

Position Title: Substance Abuse Counselor / Case Managers

Position Description:
Maintaining Client Scheduling / Group Counseling

To maintain gender staff balance to provide substance abuse treatment. We are currently seeking female counselors/group facilitators.

For AOD Counselors: Must have a current CADTP/CCAPP Certification.

For Interns: Be Registered to a California Certifying Agency

Salary / Compensation: Based on experience

Application Due Date: ASAP

December 18, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: BAART Programs
Company Address: 4920 Avalon Blvd.
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
ZIP Code: 90011
Company Website:
Contact Person: Mahshid Reaves
Contact Person Title: Treatment Center Director
Telephone: 3232355035

Job Information

Position Title: Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Position Description:
Position Responsibilities:
-Provide counseling and case management services
-Keep accurate records to insure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as accreditation standards
-Act as our patients’ liaison with entire program

Position Requirements:
– A certificate in alcohol and/or drug studies from an approved counselor certifying organization, or MFT or LCSW.
– An AA or BA degree in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Clinical Psychology or related is required.
– Some counseling experience in a related setting
– The ability to develop comprehensive treatment plans and chart accurately
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Substance abuse counseling experience and an advanced degree are preferred
– Computer literacy

Salary / Compensation: DOE

Application Due Date: 5-2019

December 10, 2018

Employer Information
Company Address: 3909 Bradshaw Rd
City: Sacramento
State: CA
ZIP Code: 95827
Company Website:
Contact Person: Alina Yelets
Contact Person Title: Program Administrator
Telephone: (916)438-3383

Job Information

Position Title: Alcohol and Drug DUI Program Counselor

Position Description:
The primary responsibility for Safety Center staff is to reduce injuries and save lives by empowering people to make positive life saving decisions.

Goals and Objectives of the ADP Counselor Position

• Demonstrate commitment to Safety Center by welcoming and greeting clients in a courteous and professional manner.
• Perform job duties in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Alcohol & Other Drug Counselors as outlined in the Safety Center Employee Handbook.
• Maintain good business relationships with private and public organizations and government agencies to encourage their participation in and support of Safety Center ADP programs.

Specific Responsibilities of the Position:

Administration – Conduct client intakes; interpret and explain client contract, identify client needs, enroll them in the appropriate program, set up payment schedules and process payments per company procedures. Prepare DL107 and proof of enrollment certificates. Track client attendance and process completion certificates, or provide appropriate notification to the courts for non-compliance as required. Review and maintain accurate and timely records as required by the court, Title 9 and Safety Center’s curriculum. Compile and maintain accurate records of business transactions, office activities and classroom counseling sessions to assure the positive outcome of internal audits as well as audits conducted by county and/or state officials related to the daily operation of alcohol and drug-related programs and services provided by Safety Center.

Program Delivery – Conduct education groups and face-to-face interviews using the ASI assessment tools and Safety Center’s Curriculum in accordance with Title 9 Programs or Drug Diversion Standards to assist clients in overcoming barriers to alcohol and drug dependency. Counsel individuals requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems through the DMV or court mandated programs. Refer clients to other support and/or employment services. Monitor condition of clients to evaluate successful completion of the program.
Counselor Requirements -Maintain current certification and CEU’s as required by Title 9.

Customer Service – Provide timely information in response to phone and mail inquiries about DUI programs to ensure positive client experiences. Display courtesy and empathy in difficult and emotional client situations.
Development – Build on strengths by acquiring skills and knowledge to fulfill the roles and responsibilities required of the job position. Provide constructive ongoing counselor feedback to help enhance the overall performance of the ADP department and to help maintain high standards in program delivery.

Other duties as required to meet the needs of our clients, our employees and Safety Center as a whole.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Registered or Certified with CADTP or CCAPP.

Salary / Compensation: 15.00/17.00

Application Due Date:

December 6, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: LABioMed
Company Address: 1124 W. Carson Street
City: Torrance
State: California
ZIP Code: 90502
Company Website:
Contact Person: Emma Register
Contact Person Title: Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: 3102223616

Job Information

Position Title: Intake Support/Educator Counselor #18-055

Position Description:
About the Job:

Since its inception in 1990 during the cocaine epidemic, LA BioMed/Options for Recovery has been in the business of helping women recover from alcohol and drug use to unite them with their children and family. Options for Recovery is a part of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

LA BioMed/Options for Recovery’s mission is to provide comprehensive resource, education, support and recovery services to alcohol and drug abusing women 18 years old and older. We specialize with working with pregnant and parenting women by assisting them with their sobriety and process to reunite with their children through DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services).

The Intake Support / Educator Counselor will assist as the second intake worker, maintain the client case load, and provide group and education classes using a variety of methods.


BS Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field (Alcohol/Drug Counseling certificate may be accepted in lieu of degree depending on experience)
Minimum of two year’s experience working with substance abusing women highly desirable.
Certification as alcohol/drug counselor by the State of California, or ability to become certified within 1 year of employment
Skill and ability to facilitate client education groups. Intake, assessment and follow up.
Knowledge, skill and ability to maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with clients, as per professional standards. Ability to interact professionally with staff, clients; their children and other professional agencies.

Major Job Responsibilities:

Carry a client case load of max 6 including/providing documentation of all treatment aspects.
Attend and effectively participate in all required staff meetings; case conferences; and trainings.
Assist Director and Assistant Director to maintain optimum treatment environment including but not limited to supervision of onsite clients; group room preparation for workshops and ceremonies and agency tasks such as group coverage: Process Group Rotation, Counselor Group Rotation and Emotional Health.

$16.00 an hour with benefits

LA BioMed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary / Compensation: $16.00 an hour plus benefits

Application Due Date:

November 14, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: SHIELDS for Families
Company Address: 11601 South Western Avenue
City: Los Angeles
State: California
ZIP Code: 90047
Company Website:
Contact Person: Phenice Hurtado
Contact Person Title: HR Generalist
Telephone: 323-242-5000, Ext. 1282

Job Information

Position Title: SUD Case Manager

Position Description:
Under direction of the Program Coordinator SUD Case Managers (SCM) provide linkage, resources, and referrals to other community based services to clients living in our short-term co-ed residential facility located in South Los Angeles. SCMs provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as educational classes on site. Case Managers are required to maintain progress notes on clients and review the treatment record regularly, to help plan and supervise the client’s daily schedule. CM are expected to develop a network of resources specific to the clients as well as issues associated with substance abuse and recovery and work collaboratively with other programs within SHIELDS to ensure continuity of services.

– Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
– Must be registered or certified with a state approved certifying agency.
– 6 months experience.

Salary / Compensation: $14.42-$18.26 per hour

Application Due Date: Ongoing

November 3, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: El Centro de Libertad/ The Freedom Center
Company Address: 500 Allerton St
City: Redwood City
State: CA
ZIP Code: 94063
Company Website:
Contact Person: Luis Valdivias
Contact Person Title: Program Manager
Telephone: 6505999955

Job Information

Position Title: Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Position Description:

Job Description: Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor

El Centro de Libertad is a SUD provider non-profit agency in Redwood City and Half Moon Bay whose mission is to provide substance abuse Outpatient Treatment services to adults and youth living in urban centers and rural communities of San Mateo County. This is a full-time non-exempt position that reports to the Program Manager and provides direct services to individuals seeking substance abuse recovery.

Counselor’s Responsibilities:

Conducting Individual and Group counseling sessions
Conducting Intake, Treatment Planning, Case Management, Discharge Planning
Facilitating primary drug and alcohol prevention process groups
Administering periodic drug tests
Documentation of client participation from program fulfillment through discharge planning
Attending weekly Clinical Supervision
Other duties as assigned
Requirements include:

Proficiency in basic reading and writing skills
Interviewing skills
Variable schedule with evening hours
Ability to work as needed in Half Moon Bay and/or Redwood City office
Certificate of completion as a certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor through CAADE or CAADC or equivalent and in good standing with a professional association recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders .

Enrolled in and having successfully completed at least one year in an accredited college Alcohol & Drug Counseling program

Added Attractions

Certified or able to be certified in CPR/AED/Basic First Aid
Experience in Community Outreach activities such as agency fairs, school assemblies, agency presentations.
Salary Negotiable

Contact: To be considered email Cover Letter & Resume to (

Proficiency in basic reading and writing skills
Interviewing skills
Variable schedule with evening hours
Ability to work as needed in Half Moon Bay and/or Redwood City office
Certificate of completion as a certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor through CAADE or CAADC or equivalent and in good standing with a professional association recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders .

Enrolled in and having successfully completed at least one year in an accredited college Alcohol & Drug Counseling program

Salary / Compensation: Salary Negotiable

Application Due Date: 11/15/2018

October 22, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: Ukiah Recovery Center / Ford Street Project
Company Address: 201 Brush St
City: Ukiah
State: CA
ZIP Code: 95482
Company Website:
Contact Person: Clover Martin
Contact Person Title: AOD Director
Telephone: (707) 462-6290

Job Information

Position Title: Substance Abuse Counselor

Position Description:
Substance Abuse Counselor: FT/PT, DOE

Reports to: On-site Supervisor

Location: Ford Street Project, Ukiah Recovery Center, 201 Brush Street, Ukiah CA 95482

Hours: Part time / Full time > 30 hours

Benefits: Sick pay, holidays and floating holidays. Benefits included for full time employees medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation.

Minimum Qualifications: Certificate from a college level program in alcohol and other drug studies, human services or comparable field or Entry level knowledge of substance use and disorders treatment methods. Ability to work as a clinical team member to ensure continuity of care to all clients and to facilitate team approach to treatment. If in recovery, a minimum of 2 years abstinence and involved in an active program of recovery. Valid I-9 documentation. Prior to employment, candidates may be required to pass a physical examination and a drug screening.

Knowledge of:

Substance use treatment and recovery issues.
Crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.
CPR and first Aid.
Documentation as it relates to Treatment Planning Process.
Clinical interventions to deal with resistance and defensiveness.
Ability to facilitate the day to day procedures of the residential treatment program.
Mandated reporting laws pertaining to Child and Elder Abuse.
Ability to:

Process of client intakes.
Monitor detox clients and document progress.
Orient new clients to treatment milieu upon intake and thereafter as needed.
Document client progress per treatment plan.
Assess client progress in the treatment milieu.
Complete all daily activities and procedures to ensure efficient operation of the treatment program.
Report any unusual incidents per FSP procedures.
Report incidents of Child or Elder Abuse to appropriate authorities.
Learn to facilitate appropriate classes, assignments and groups for clients as identified through treatment planning process.
Complete client assessments, treatment plans, individual sessions in acceptable required
Other duties as assigned by the on-site supervisors.
Physical Abilities: While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit for periods up to one hour and use hands. Some functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Prior to employment, candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a Urine screening.

Benefits: All positions receive 2 floating holidays per year, 11 paid holidays, sick pay and life insurance. Full time positions (30+ hours) receive vacation pay and are offered medical/dental/vision benefits after a 90 day waiting period.

Salary / Compensation: DOE

Application Due Date:

October 2, 2018

Employer Information
Company Name: clear detox center inc
Company Address: 546 hamilton st
City: costa mesa
State: ca
ZIP Code: 92627
Company Website:
Contact Person: Kristena Serrano
Contact Person Title: president
Telephone: 9492479020

Job Information

Position Title: Counselor

Position Description:
observe clients 24 hours and log their state of being in file, observe clients while they take their medications, provide counseling, cooking, driving and ability to stay awake late into the night.

cpr certified, RADT or higher, 2 yrs of sobriety, high ethics and willingness to work

Salary / Compensation: 15.00 an hour

Application Due Date: asap