SUD Counselor Registered or Certified – Residential – Salinas

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Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022



Responsible for individual counseling for participants. Ability to conduct assessments including treatment plans for individuals. Serving the special needs of program participants and individuals in a men’s treatment facility. Facilitate group for participants in a residential program.  Activities are designed to support environmental change for individual recovery in a Social Model setting using evidenced-based curriculum (Matrix).


Experience working with adults in the alcohol and drug addictions field. State Certification and familiar with Medi-CAL and EHR (Electronic Health Records) via AVATAR.

POSITION: SUD Counselor Registered or Certified


HOURS: Full-Time plus Benefits

APPLY BY: Will accept applications until filled

RANGE: $19.82 – $23.27 DOE


FAX: 831-753-6005 Attn:  Katherine Badgerow

Principle Responsibilities: The following responsibilities represent the essential functions of the position.  An employee in this classification is responsible for carrying out the following functions:

  1. Support program participants in their recovery; facilitate group discussions; confer with participants individually. Facilitate a minimum of two – twelve-week courses of Matrix Group Counseling sessions per year.
  2. Assist with intake, assessment, recovery, and exit plans for “Guest Room” (Social Detoxification area) and primary program.
  3. Crisis and emergency intervention, as needed.
  4. Plans, monitors, and supports the efforts of residents in the maintenance of a neat, clean and safe facility. Assign work projects, dispatch community outings in company vehicles, monitor telephone and lobby operations, and prepare activities board.
  5. Assures timely communications with persons served, funding sources, staff, and families. Works closely with the justice system, probation, and County Behavioral Health staff.
  6. Assures compliance with agency policies and procedures.
  7. Maintain a caseload of participants; monitor and document recovery plan goals; monthly progress notes.
  8. Plan and direct recreational, vocational or educational activities for program participants. Such as volunteering at special events, helping search for and secure employment, and community education/outreach activities.
  9. Assures compliance with all safety regulations.
  10. Assures compliance with all client confidentiality requirements.
  11. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  12. May perform special projects or other duties as assigned to assure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.


Required knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service with adults and families.
  2. Ability to successfully facilitate individual and group discussions.
  3. Ability to observe, evaluate, document and communicate verbally and in writing; use of computer to input observations and required documentation
  4. Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, recovery, 12-step recovery process, and the effect of alcohol and drugs within family systems.
  5. Knowledge of Community Resources.
  6. Ability to communicate and lead in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
  7. Ability to handle crisis and emergency situations with good judgment and self-restraint.

Environmental Conditions: Constant movement around service area, and some walking in the community. Time spent sitting, using a computer station, periods of intense concentration, caring for infants and small children; cooking and following recipes. Time spent in meetings with staff, with children and residents, with volunteers, and program visitors. Exposure to outdoor weather and environmental conditions.

NOTE:  Employees will be required to be fingerprinted, vaccinated & boosted, screened for tuberculosis, and trained in CPR & First Aid.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Racial/ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, Vietnam veterans, and people in Recovery are encouraged to apply for all positions.