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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.

Certified / Registered Counselor

Organization: MAAC

Posted On: September 2019

Pay / Hours: DOE

Location: Chula Vista/San Diego, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Intakes; Creates Discharge Plans, Initial Needs Assessments and Treatment Plans in a professional manner and within the time guidelines as required by the applicable county and/or state regulations, guidelines and MAAC policies.
  • Conducts and facilitates one-on-one and group counseling sessions and workshops for residents on a variety of subjects, including drug and alcohol education, domestic violence, psychological and physiological effects of substance use and addiction, health education, self-esteem, anger management, relapse prevention, eating disorders and AA/NA step studies.
  • Administers the Addiction Severity Index (ASI); evaluates patients and prioritizes severity of problems/issues initially and on an ongoing basis.
  • Determines clinical necessity of counseling services based on the clinical assessment and evaluation of the client.
  • Conducts new clients’ orientations to the program including an overview of rules, policies, procedures and patients’ rights.
  • Includes clients in their own assessments, evaluations, Treatment Plans and the Clinical Severity Index (CSI), providing the clients with a sense of responsibility toward their own recovery.
  • Participates in client’s case-conferences; and provides referrals to community resources.
  • Performs and participates in Quality Assurance activities.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all client information in compliance with guidelines and follows all Codes of Conduct.
  • Accurately records all sessions for appropriate billing.
  • Transports clients to appointments as needed.
  • Logs, dispenses and disposes of prescribed medications for residents.
  • Attends trainings required to meet certification, registration, and/or Medi-cal standards to include, but not limited to: ASAM trainings, Motivational Interviewing, Evidence-Based Practice.
  • Maintains compliance with the requirements for continuing education hours and/or units (CEH or CEU) as determined by the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and/or other regulatory agencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Comprehensive understanding of alcoholism and drug abuse.
  • The Twelve Step programs including Al-anon, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
  • The principles of case management in a social model, inpatient treatment setting.
  • California state code, rules and regulations and general policies and procedures pertaining to residential recovery programs.
  • Community and social service needs of low-income people and relevant community resources.
  • General office administration practices and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communication.
  • Standard business software, including Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, databases, and use of the internet.
  • Ability to: 
    • Effectively conduct individual interviews and facilitate group discussions.
    • Accurately assess individual dependency problems and develop treatment goals/objectives.
    • Effectively communicate orally to work effectively with program participants, program staff, diverse government agency representatives and community groups.
    • Work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends as assigned.

Certifications / Requirements:

  • Graduation from High School or GED AND 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.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in providing counseling services to persons with alcohol and/or drug problems AND one (1) year of experience (2,080 total hours) of full or part time, compensated or uncompensated, with a recovery program in a social service setting.
  • Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (AOD) Registered from a California State approved program.
  • First Aid and CPR training and certification must be obtained within thirty (30) days of hire and maintained throughout employment.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.
  • Valid California Drivers’ License and an acceptable driving record.

Application / Contact Information:

Company Contact: MAAC Recruiter
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 6194263595
Company Address: 1355 Third Ave