Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Full time Family Health Centers of San Diego in Healthcare Email Job
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  • Career Level Others
  • Industry Health Care

Job Description


  • Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients’ insurance requirements.
  • Develops and maintains community resources information and contacts related to assigned patient population. Acts as a liaison and may provide consultations with community agencies.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of mental health and substance abuse service delivery, working closely with multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Provides direct substance abuse counseling services, including crisis intervention and individual, group, and family counseling, targeting assigned patient population groups experiencing substance abuse/dependency disorders. Provides support and assistance to maintain patients’ treatment and recovery.
  • Provides substance abuse education and referral information to patients, families, and other staff members in the areas of substance abuse counseling and treatment services.
  • Provides substance abuse screening and assessments. Participates in the development of patients’ individualized care plans. Assesses patients’ need for enrollment in medical, self-help programs, outpatient services, and/or residential facilities and makes referrals, if necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Registered Intern status or certification/registration from a California State Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Services certifying agency required. (BBS Licensed eligible also Welcome to Apply)!
  • High School diploma (or GED equivalent) required.
  • 1 year experience in providing counseling required; 2 years of experience providing counseling to assigned patient demographics, such as patients diagnosed with serious mental illness or HIV, preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish may be required depending on site/location.
  • Meet organizational driver requirements.


  • Job type: Regular Full Time
  • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance
  • Employee Discounts and Wellness Programs

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