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Counselor I - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Oct 10, 2022

Job Description

Position Title: Counselor I


Reports To: As assigned by the Program Director


Provides individual counseling, group facilitation and crisis intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays (12)
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Competitive wages
  • Stability and career advancement
  • Continuing Education Opportunities



  • Provides crisis intervention on an as need basis.
  • Attends weekly individual and group supervision.
  • Attends in-service training and educational workshops.
  • Attends all required staff meetings.
  • Cooperates and communicates fully with other staff members regarding patient behavior, progress, activities, etc.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner in areas of dress, language, attitude, and behavior.
  • Exhibits full knowledge and support of the philosophy and objectives of the Agency.
  • Fully understands and maintains policies regarding professional ethics, including appropriate boundaries and patient confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director and/or Administration.


  • Completes/Review/Updates Counseling portion of BSAP/ASI within timeframe established by program policy.
  • Initiates Individualized Treatment Plan on assigned patients and works closely with Case Manager and other members of the Multi-disciplinary team to assure that all identified problems are addressed.
  • Participates in Initial Case Conference within timeframe established by program policy.
  • Participates in Continuing Case Conferences within timeframe established by program policy.
  • Provides regular, comprehensive progress note charting in patient’s Medical Record in accordance with JCAHO, State, County and Agency standards, to include individual sessions, group participation, crisis intervention, etc…
  • Facilitates educational groups as assigned utilizing approved curriculum according to program schedule.
  • Schedules and conducts regular 1:1 sessions with all assigned patients at least weekly or more often as appropriate or directed.
  • Performs conjoin/family sessions as needed
  • Review s all patient therapeutic writing assignments and provides assistance/feedback as needed.
  • Attends in-service training and educational workshops


  • Provides counseling and testing services; document and track tests results.
  • Provides co morbidity education through outreach, group level and individual sessions.
  • Maintains caseload, charting and documentation of services and referrals provided.
  • Provide data entry and reporting of units of service provided.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current enrollment in an academic Addiction Studies Program
  • Registration or Certification with a DADP- approved State level certification agency. Must be registered or certified upon hire and no later than six (6) months from date of employment.
  • One (1) year continuous sobriety, if in recovery
  • One (1) year experience in a behavioral healthcare setting.


Registration or Certification with a DADP-approved State level certification agency. Must be registered or certified upon hire and no later than six (6) months from date of employment.


Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, which provides behavioral healthcare services, including chemical dependency.


Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. does not discriminate as to race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability in its hiring practices.


Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. supports the American with Disabilities Act. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment against disabled persons, who, with reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of a job.

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