Outpatient Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor

Full time WellSpace Health in Substance Use Disorder
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  • Post Date: March 17, 2021
  • Apply Before : June 11, 2021
  • Salary: $18.00 - $19.50 / Hourly
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  • Industry Substance use disorder treatment

Job Description

Position Summary The Substance Abuse Counselor provides counseling and treatment (related to the employee’s scope of practice) to clients with addictive problems, performs discharge and referral summaries for clients and maintains client case files.

Required Qualifications

High School diploma, Associate or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

CCAPP registered or CCAPP certified.

Two plus years’ experience counseling people with substance abuse challenges OR an equivalent combination ofeducation and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Knowledge and training in substance abuse and related health issues (i.e. HIV, Hepatitis C, etc.) and recoveryprotocols including the 12 step programs.

Knowledge of the local treatment community and referrals.

If in recovery, we prefer you have two years sobriety.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

Computer (PC) literate in general office functions such as Microsoft word, email and preparation of excelspreadsheets.

Valid California Driver’s License, with insurable driving record.

Bilingual preferred but not required.

Essential Responsibilities

Provide counseling and program treatment AOD services to clients with addictive problems involving alcohol and other drugs including addressing mental and emotional problems affecting the client’s relationships with significant others.

 Provide ancillary support services to family members (including significant others) as required for the primary client’s counseling.

 Ability to conduct ASI assessments as well as utilize the Sacramento County Assessment Tool

 Assume responsibility for an assigned caseload of clients and their intake, assessment and discharge.

 Perform discharge and referral summaries for clients ending their treatment with the agency.

 Maintain client case files which document the client’s progress and update the treatment plans as required addressing new issues of treatment as they develop.

 Conduct educational presentations to carry the agency position and information on substance abuse and related topics to the community as requested.

 Complete accurate and timely incident reports.

 Complete timely, accurate medication counts, supervise client medication calls.

 (Withdrawal Management) Complete 30 minutes checks on each client, take vitals during medication calls as necessary, complete clinic runs (taking new patients for physicals and prescription pickups), contacting FNP for support as necessary.

 Conduct routine inspections of building and clients to maintain safety and report any necessary repairs.

 Provide appropriate referral information to clients and the public for services and opportunities not provided by our agency (when applicable).

 Submit a monthly billing statement to supervisor for all treatment services rendered for each client on their caseload (when applicable).

 Present a summary overview of each client’s progress on their caseload at the weekly Client Review Team Meeting.

 Direct collaboration with Sacramento County Probation staff and Sacramento County Mental Health counselors.

 Perform related duties as necessary to the operation of the agency’s programs.

 Act as liaison with other service providers, both in the agency and in the outside treatment community, as needed.

 Other duties as assigned.


Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long-term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.

 Paid bereavement and jury duty leave

 10 paid holidays per year

 Paid time off

 Paid sick leave

 Flexible Spending Program

 Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers

 Professional development hours offered annually

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to DeAnna Lopez [email protected]

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