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Substance Abuse Counselor - Certified - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Oct 21, 2022

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Full-time$24 - $27 an hour1 day ago
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Loan forgiveness
  • 401(k) matching
  • High school diploma or GED
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Please note the work schedule: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00am-2:30pm, or Tuesday -Saturday 7am-3:30pm.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position will provide direct services to clients located in addiction recovery programs within Interfaith. Substance abuse counselors provide support to clients who are experiencing homelessness, have alcohol and/or drug addictions, mental health, and social/legal/economic barriers. Substance abuse counselors maintain a safe and secure environment for the clients, ensure clients adhere to program policies, and support the mission of Interfaith Community Services.

  • Maintain a caseload as prescribed by supervisor
  • Ensures a clean, safe and healthy environment for all clients
  • Ensures the program areas are kept drug, alcohol and violence free
  • Inform clients of all policies and procedures, and ensure compliance
  • Conduct screening, admission, treatment planning 1:1 and group classes
  • Evaluate client needs and identify appropriate resources within and outside the agency; advocate for the clients’ needs
  • Enter activities and client demographics into databases and daily facility logs
  • Collect and submit documentation in a timely and accurate manner
  • Respond to client concerns in a timely manner, providing information through informal discussions and group discussion/sessions
  • Conduct searches and safely remove any items not permitted on property
  • Professionally and politely answer incoming telephone calls, provide information, and log shift transitions into the service log
  • Strictly adhere to participant confidentiality as required by County, State, and Federal (42 CFR) regulations
  • Work with other agency staff to maintain cohesiveness of community
  • Provide assistance and notify appropriate agencies/organization in emergency situations, as described in standard emergency procedures
  • Ensure that program always meet standards to pass County, State, and Federal inspections
  • Maintain contact with staff and supervisor to report any problems
  • Coordinate wellness checks, fire drills and other checks annually or as needed
  • Participate in all staff meetings and trainings
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 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
  • Must be credentialed by the County of San Diego’s Continuum of Care within the last three years or must pass the credentialing process as a condition of hire
  • 2+ years of relevant experience required
  • Experience working with individuals with alcohol, drug, mental illness, or homelessness required


  • Paid Time Off – Three weeks to start!
  • Paid Holidays – 13 scheduled
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • AD&D / Group Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical and Dependent Care
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Early Release Days!
  • Work Anniversary Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Home Ownership Assistance Program
  • Casual Work Environment
  • Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $27.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees must be fully vaccinated, including boosters when eligible, unless a reasonable accommodation for medical needs/religious beliefs has been requested and granted; Employee masking required only at client-service sites.

Work Location: One location

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