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Substance Use Disorder Counselor II

Organization: County of Calaveras

Posted On: July 2019

Pay / Hours: $20.27 - $24.62 hr. Full Time

Location: San Andreas, CA

Job Description:

The Calaveras County Substance Abuse Program of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Counselor to join their amazing team. This position will provide services to high-risk offenders in the Day Reporting Center, the Probation Department and/or the county jail and will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes Mental Health, Probation, Substance Abuse, a Sheriff’s Deputy and other local agencies. 

This is a full-time position that will work Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Day Reporting Center and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.  Selected candidate will be required to pass an extensive law enforcement background check prior to hire.

This position will, under general direction and supervision, provide professional substance use disorder education and treatment services including but not limited to: group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, and case planning and management for adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders in a recovery-oriented environment. Assists with the planning, implementation and provision of alcohol/substance abuse prevention and education programs in the Day Reporting Center. Performs related work as assigned.

Definition: Under general direction and supervision, provides Substance Use Disorder education, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and case management services.  May assist with the planning and implementation of SUD prevention programs. Performs related work as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the journey-level position in the series. Applicants are expected to possess considerable knowledge in alcohol/substance abuse and addiction issues; best practices and treatment methodologies for counseling individuals with substance use disorders; dual diagnosis issues; and ethical and professional standards to be followed in the SUD treatment field

Examples of Duties:

  • With direction and supervision, conduct client intakes, assessments, treatment plans and recommendations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Collaborate with public and private agencies including but not limited to the Courts and Probation.
  • Provide education, counseling, crisis intervention and case management services for individuals and their families with substance use disorders.
  • Collaborate and coordinate referrals with a variety of treatment resources including, but not limited to residential treatment facilities or self-help groups as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison with individuals, families, community groups and public and private agencies interested in the prevention of substance use disorders, educational and rehabilitation activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the science of addiction, substance use disorders and related problems. Applicants must show a commitment to continuing education and professional development activities. 
  • Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the County’s Substance Abuse Program, including client confidentiality and Counselor’s Code of Conduct; principles and techniques of individual and group counseling; physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse and dependency; needs, problems, attitudes and behavior patterns of substance abuse clients; principles of public relations; reporting and record-keeping techniques; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations; community resources and agencies.
  • Skills and Abilities: Understand and apply regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to a substance abuse program; facilitate individual and group counseling sessions; maintain client confidentiality; evaluate client and family needs; analyze and evaluate situations accurately; reason logically and draw valid conclusions; recommend and implement effective treatment plans; counsel clients and families; operate computers and related software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, community agencies and the public; maintain records and write reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Certifications / Requirements:

  • Completion of education and experience requirements for professional certification as an addiction treatment counselor in California.  Status as a Certified Counselor in California.
  • Status as a Certified addiction counselor in California.

Application / Contact Information:

Company Contact: Deborah Schoeman
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 209-754-6305
Company Address: 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA  95249