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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Job Code: 364
Reports To: Program Manager
Salary Range: Starting salary based on experience, qualifications and budget. 100% time (40 hours/week). Non-Exempt.

Position Purpose: The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor participates as a member of a team which provides substance abuse counseling to homeless and dual diagnosed patients.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Provide client assessment as needed to determine appropriate program planning and implementation of agency services.
  2. Utilize the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) as the primary tool for client programmatic planning.
  3. Conduct individual counseling sessions to as assigned caseload of substance abuse clients.
  4. Act as a facilitator of substance abuse related group sessions.
  5. Maintain accurate client files in accordance with program guidelines.
  6. Assist with coordinating outreach activities.
  7. Interface with outside agencies and the judicial system relative to registered clients.
  8. Possess a thorough knowledge of, and sensitively for the needs of our clients.
  9. Submits regular written client status reports to Program Director.
  10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned


  1. Bachelor Degree in Social Work/Social Welfare, Psychology, Marriage Family and Child Counseling or Certified Counselor with one (1) year experience.
  2. Work experience as a substance abuse counselor.
  3. Must have valid California drivers license, proof of insurance and excellent driving record.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Excellent organizational skills.
  6. Excellent documentation skills.
  7. Perform multiple tasks while demonstrating the ability to work within a team structure.
  8. Bilingual capabilities in English and Spanish preferred.

To apply, please fax or email resume or list of qualifications including the job code number to:

JWCH Institute, Inc.
1910 W. Sunset Boulevard, Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Attn: Human Resources Department
Job Code: 364
Fax Number (213) 413-3443
E-Mail cespinoza

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) consider JWCH Institute, Inc. / Wesley Health Centers and its providers as Public Health Services employees, providing malpractice liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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