SUD Counselor-MAT

Full time Valley Health Associates in Substance Use Disorder
  • 427 Pajaro St.STE 4, 93901 View on Map
  • Post Date: February 26, 2021
  • Apply Before : April 26, 2021
  • Salary: $24.00 - $28.00 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Experience 2 Years
  • Industry Substance use disorder treatment
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Provide individual SUD counseling and support to patients in the MAT programs. Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient services and maintain the highest quality of care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate patient care with other community agencies as needed.
  • Demonstrate understanding of drug urinalysis testing procedure and administer patient tests when necessary.
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Facilitate at least one group per week.
  • Maintain a maximum caseload of forty patients.
  • Maintain compliance with all Title 9, Title 22, CARF, DEA and CSAT regulations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of clinical records and privileged information.
  • Provide individual/group counseling services to patients as part of medication-assisted treatment according to Title 9 and Title 22 requirements.
  • Conduct case management services as needed.
  • Understand the pharmacology and physiological effects of methadone.
  • Uphold the Organization and Program Code of Ethics.
  • Work with other staff and patients in a respectful professional manner.



  • Alert program director to potential crises or urgent situations and/or incidents.
  • Attend supervision and utilize scheduled individual meetings in a productive way.
  • Bring issues of concern and/or importance to program director and/or outpatient manager for consultation.
  • Maintain a professional work environment with attention to patient and staff health and safety, by maintaining safety protocols, alerting management to unsafe conditions, etc.
  • Read and follow procedures as detailed in VHA’s policy manuals and program policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the program director and/or outpatient manager.



  • Attend all required trainings and in-services
  • Maintain professional licenses/certificates



  • High School Diploma
  • Current CCAPP, CAADE or equivalent registration/certification; understanding, knowledge and experience in the area of drug, alcohol and opioid treatment and recovery.
  • Highly recommended to have completed 1 semester of AOD studies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology and physiologic effects of methadone.
  • Working knowledge of applicable portions of Title 9, CARF requirements, and Title 22.

Required skills

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