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Substance Use Disorder Counselor I at Volunteers of America Southwest

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: National City, California

Job Description:

About Us:

For nearly 120 years, Volunteers of America has been the charity to step forward and help the most vulnerable in communities across the United States. Volunteers of America, Southwest inspires hope through its ministry of service by providing individuals and families with the tools they need to improve their quality of life.

We operate twenty- eight human service programs in the areas of education and social development of young children, treatment and rehabilitation, housing, veterans and aging services. Each year, more than 16,000 lives are changed through our services. Our programs are located in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more, visit us online at

Job Opportunity:

Under the direct supervision of the AOD Supervisor, the certified Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor I will perform direct resident services as assigned by the AOD Supervisor. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follows all safety Policies and Procedures and ensure that residents and staff are safe.

  • Follows all disaster preparedness procedures as outlined in program manual.

  • Performs daily one-on-one intervention and counseling with clients.

  • Performs daily documentation in client files, documenting progress, provided services, treatment planning, client program scheduling, and accurate completion of all DMC required case management documentation.

  • Maintains and follows documented process (addendum) of Long-Term Client process in caseload, along with Withdrawal management caseload. 

  • Maintains a good rapport, respect, and communication with law enforcement and court officials, agency visitors, and community social service agencies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Must possess current California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP), Level 1 or have current first level certification with California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must have at least 1 year of paid work experience in direct client SUD services.

  • Must be able to maintain current certification, and continually acquire CEU's as per CCAPP guidelines.

  • Must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate in English.

  • Has working knowledge of SUD treatment modalities. 

  • Conveys respect, concern, and understanding to clients, VOA employees, and the public.

  • Must be proficient in data entry and can utilize Windows and Microsoft Office products, and Electronic Health Records Management. 

  • Must have a valid driver's license. 


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