Substance Abuse Counselor, Residential

Summary Statement

The Residential SUD Counselor provides counseling and treatment (related to the employee’s scope of practice) to clients with addictive problems, performs discharge and referral summaries for clients and maintains client case files.

Status: Full-Time, Regular
Open Date: October 1, 2018
Closing Date: November 30, 2018
Contact Information:

Organization Information

WellSpace Health is one of Sacramento’s premier non-profit organizations proudly serving the homeless and underserved community of Sacramento for over 40 years. We offer professional services including: high quality primary health care; family planning; women’s health including OB; immunizations; well child care and testing; diagnosis and treatment; addiction treatment; mental health counseling and pediatric dentistry.

We are a leader in integrated care, blending physical health services with our well-known addiction and mental health treatment. We also offer a range of medical products through community partnerships including our T3 Program (Triage, Transport and Treat) that reduces Emergency Room overcrowding and our Interim Care Program (ICP) that reduces medical relapse following hospital discharge. In 2010 we have opened the first pediatric dentist clinic in the Sacramento area for our community.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Training, and Licensure)

  • High School diploma, Associate or B.S. degree in related field preferred.
  • Registered/Certified Addiction Specialist (CCAPP) or equivalent certification with a State of California qualified agency.
  • Two plus years’ experience counseling addicts; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Knowledge and training in substance abuse and related health issues (i.e. HIV, Hepatitis C, etc.) and recovery protocols including the 12 step programs.
  • Knowledge of the local treatment community and referrals; if in recovery, two years sobriety preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Computer (PC) literate in general office functions such as word processing, email and database software. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Valid California Driver’s License, with insurable driving record.
  • Benefits:

    Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.

  • Paid bereavement and jury duty leave.
  • 10 paid holidays per year.
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Flexible Spending Program.
  • Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers.
  • Professional development hours offered annually.
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