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Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Support Staff - Zaks House - Fallbrook, CA 92028 - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Dec 20, 2021

Job Description

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$18 - $22 an hour
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Number of hires for this role


    • Driver's License (Required)

    • US work authorization (Required)

    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

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Health insurance
Dental insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

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AOD Counselor
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Substance Use Disorder/AOD Counselor

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We are currently looking for passionate and enthusiastic Certified SUD/AOD Counselor(s) for our short-term drug and alcohol detox/residential treatment center. Zak’s House specializes in the treatment of those suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders.

Certified SUD Counselors at Zak’s House are responsible for performing select duties in support of the clinical process. These responsibilities are performed under the supervision of the Clinical/Program Director and include the following:

  • Assists with client transportation to outside appointments, evening self-help meetings, and other recreational activities
  • Oversees and assists clients with everyday life skills such as cleaning, cooking, practicing coping skills, etc.
  • Engages with clients and documents interactions in shift/incident reports.
  • Upholds Zak’s House standards, policies and procedures, client rights, and professional code of ethics and conduct.
  • Facilitates group counseling within individual’s scope of practice
  • Ability to learn, utilize and navigate the EMR system (electronic medical records)
  • Prepare documentation accurately and within agency time frames.
  • Participate in the agency’s orientation training, staff meetings, and in-service training.
  • Maintains a high degree of self-awareness and the ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • Utilizes trauma-informed care while applying crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and direct supervision to residents.
  • Seeks clinical consultation when encountering new and/or high-risk clinical circumstances.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the treatment team and communicates any behavioral concerns to the immediate supervisor

Minimum Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school or GED graduate is required.
  • Must be currently certified by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP), or the California Association of Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE) and maintain this certification without interruption
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of behavioral health and/or chemical dependency, providing services such as assisting clients with cooking meals, handling laundry, running errands, grocery shopping, budgeting, etc.
  • Current American Red Cross Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED Completion Certificate
  • Must provide documentation of a TB test within the last year
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a clean driving record. Access to a registered vehicle with proof of full coverage insurance
  • Must not be on active parole or probation
  • Pass a comprehensive national and multi-jurisdictional criminal background check
  • Pass a drug screen test
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of industry standards as related to the position of Support Staff.
  • Basic knowledge of PC software programs, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and other electronic medical record programs is preferred.
  • Written and oral communication skills; must be able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations, and foot traffic
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision in an unstructured environment with multiple demands
  • Must possess a reading and writing level that provides for clear expression and/or understanding of assignments related to the job description.
  • Ability to represent the program well in interactions both inside and outside the facility.

Must be available to work evening hours, weekends, and holidays.

  • Evening Hours: 2-10:30 P.M./2:30-11 P.M.
  • Overnight Hours: 10 P.M. - 6:30 A.M./10:30 P.M. - 7 A.M.
  • Weekend Hours: Vary

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00-$22.00 per hour based on experience and certification


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry


  • 8-hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekends


  • One year (minimum) experience working with Substance Use/Co-occurring Disorders clients


  • Certified as a SUD Counselor by one of the following certifying agencies: CCAPP, CADTP or CAADE.


  • Drivers License (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fallbrook

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour'
Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All clients are screened and must provide a negative test before admission. We follow all CDC guidelines.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location



1419 Winter Haven Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028

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