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Please Note: CADTP provides the following employment opportunity notices solely as a service to the AOD counseling field and is not responsible for the hiring process or results thereof.

Substance Abuse Counselor

Organization: MAAC

Posted On: July 2018

Pay / Hours: Depends on Qualifications/ 40hrs per week

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Job Description:

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

  • Conduct group enrollments and individuals reinstatements.
  • Develop treatment objectives and goals for program participants.
  • Audit participant files.
  • Lead group counseling discussions that are directly associated with alcohol and/or chemical dependency issues.
  • Monitor timely fee payments of assigned caseload participants.
  • Conduct individual counseling interviews to assess treatment objective progress by participants assigned to caseload.
  • Contact participants via telephone and/or written correspondence regarding absences from program activities and/or delinquent payments.
  • Properly document all levels of program participation in the participants’ case file.
  • Provide on-going monitoring of the participants’ compliance with program’s rules and regulations as approved by the State, County of San Diego and MAAC Project.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as assigned by the Counselor Supervisor. 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and understanding of the recovery philosophy and steps associated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
  • Case management particularly in the area of recording participant progress in case records or other documents as may be required by State, County, or judicial system.
  • Conduct individual interviews and facilitate group discussions.
  • Assess individual alcohol/drug dependency problems and develop treatment goals/objectives.
  • Strong oral communication skills to work effectively with program participants, program staff, diverse government agency representatives and community groups.

Certifications / Requirements:

  • A minimum of (2) two years of experience in providing counseling services to persons with alcohol and/or other drug problems.(As used in this requirement, “one year of experience” means 2,080 total hours of full or part time, compensated or uncompensated, work experience.)
  • One year of college-level education that includes the satisfactory completion of at least 12 semester units of alcohol and drug studies, psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field. (As used in this requirement, “one year of college-level education” means satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 semester units provided by an accredited or approved, public or private, post-secondary institution of higher learning.)
  • Must become certified as an Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor from a California State approved program within five (5) years of employment.Failure to obtain said certification shall result in termination of employment.

Application / Contact Information:

Company Contact: Jennifer Rahl
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (619)426-3595
Company Address: 1355 Third Ave Chula Vista, CA 91911