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Substance Abuse Counselor On Call
Job Code:2018-CV-HM-DU-AD-001
Department:Health Services & Healthy Homes
Location:Administration - Chula Vista, CA
FT/PT Status:On-Call
Salary RangeDOQ-

Underthe direct supervision of a Counselor Supervisor, the Substance Abuse Counseloris responsible for the case management of individuals who have been convictedof offenses for “driving under influence” of alcohol and/or drugs and who havebeen sentenced by the Courts to receive treatment services provided by the MAACProject.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Theduties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types ofwork that may be performed.  The omissionof specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if thework is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

·        Conductgroup enrollments and individuals reinstatements.

·        Developtreatment objectives and goals for program participants.

·        Auditparticipant files.

·        Leadgroup counseling discussions that are directly associated with alcohol and/orchemical dependency issues.

·        Monitortimely fee payments of assigned caseload participants.

·        Conductindividual counseling interviews to assess treatment objective progress byparticipants assigned to caseload.

·        Contactparticipants via telephone and/or written correspondence regarding absencesfrom program activities and/or delinquent payments.

·        Properlydocument all levels of program participation in the participants’ case file.

·        Provideon-going monitoring of the participants’ compliance with program’s rules andregulations as approved by the State, County of San Diego and MAAC Project.

·        Attendstaff meetings and trainings as assigned by the Counselor Supervisor.

·        Otherduties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

·        Knowledgeand understanding of the recovery philosophy and steps associated withAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

·        Casemanagement particularly in the area of recording participant progress in caserecords or other documents as may be required by State, County, or judicialsystem.

Ability to:

·        Conductindividual interviews and facilitate group discussions.

·        Assessindividual alcohol/drug dependency problems and develop treatmentgoals/objectives.

·        Strongoral communication skills to work effectively with program participants,program staff, diverse government agency representatives and community groups.


·        Aminimum of (2) two years of experience in providing counseling services topersons with alcohol and/or other drug problems.  (As used in this requirement, “one year ofexperience” means 2,080 total hours of full or part time, compensated oruncompensated, work experience.)

·        Oneyear of college-level education that includes the satisfactory completion of atleast 12 semester units of alcohol and drug studies, psychology, counseling, socialwork, or a related field. (As used in this requirement, “one year ofcollege-level education” means satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24semester units provided by an accredited or approved, public or private, post-secondaryinstitution of higher learning.)

·        Mustbecome certified as an Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor from a CaliforniaState approved program within five (5) years of employment.  Failure to obtain said certification shallresult in termination of employment.

·        Ifrecovering from chemical dependency, must have a minimum of 2 years ofcontinuous sobriety.

Note: Requirements may changebased on grant and/or funder requirements.

Union Membership ( if applicable):