Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Bilingual

Full time Madera County in Behavioral Health
  • Post Date: January 29, 2021
  • Apply Before : February 18, 2021
  • Salary: $3,651.00 - $4,438.00 / Monthly
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Job Description



Bilingual-Spanish Required
(Must be able to speak English and Spanish; Ability to also read/write in Spanish is preferred.)


Under direction, to plan, organize and implement specialized alcohol and drug programs in the Behavioral Health Department; to provide alcohol and drug counseling and rehabilitation services in the Behavioral Health Department Alcohol and Drug Program; to make public presentations and provide information on substance use disorders; and to do related work as required.


Develops, implements and conducts specialized alcohol and drug programs in the  Behavioral Health Department; performs case management and counseling services with clients with substance use disorders; works as a team member with other professionals and counselors; participates in evaluative and diagnostic staff conferences; conducts individual and group counseling; interviews clients and relatives; makes referrals to appropriate professionals, outside agencies or specialized services; monitors, assesses and evaluates clients’ progress in recovery from substance use disorders; participates in collaborative treatment with representatives of other agencies; prepares verbal, written and statistical reports; attends conferences, workshops and training to maintain current awareness of alcohol and drug counseling methodologies and issues; supervises or provides lead direction, training and work coordination for assigned staff; operates a personal computer and other office equipment; communicates effectively with others in person or by telephone; analyzes data, interprets directions, procedures and regulations, and develops appropriate responses; performs job duties under stressful conditions; responds appropriately to situations; maintains confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations; and makes presentations.

Experience and Training:

One (1) year of experience providing alcohol and drug counseling services.

Attendance at a variety of relevant training activities, workshops or conferences.


Sixty (60) units from an accredited college or university with major course work in psychology, sociology, counseling, or a closely related field.

License, Certification or Registration:

Possession of a current, valid alcohol and drug certification issued from an organization approved by the State of California, Department of Health Care Services.

Registration from a certifying organization approved by the State of California, Department of Health Care Services, is required by date of hire if an applicant does not possess the appropriate certification, as noted above.

Employees who do not obtain the appropriate certification within five (5) years of the date of registration will be terminated or demoted to an appropriate lower position, if one is available.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver’s license.

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