SUD Counselor - 1279557 - CA- job post

Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Experience & Skills
  • Typing
  • Addiction counseling

Education & Certificates

  • CADC

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Health savings account
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Paid sick time

Full Job Description

Welcome to Pathways of California’s career website! If you are passionate about helping others and enthusiastic about your future, we want you to join our team!

Our company is known for an unwavering commitment to exceptional value and recovery-focused, quality care. We are experts in the field of behavioral health care, providing cutting-edge mental health and substance use community-based services and offer a dynamic employment experience! Pathways offers competitive salaries and benefits, comprehensive on-boarding and job training, a supportive learning environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based, promising practices and much more! We have over 30 outpatient behavioral health locations nestled throughout our communities located in Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.

STAY Process provides personalized and recovery-oriented mental health services to Transitional Aged Youth (16-25 years old) with severe and persistent mental illness, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Working with a multidisciplinary team, transitional aged youth receive individualized goal setting, intensive case management, medication management, temporary assistance with housing, educational services, employment services, substance abuse services, skill-development groups and community based activities.

Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Full-Time Substance Abuse Counselor for our program at STAY

Hourly Pay: $20.00 - $22.00

Manages and coordinates the substance abuse clinical/program modalities. Participates in program structure/design with therapeutic supervisor and provides clinical evaluation, treatment planning and individual and group counseling.

  • Provides individual, family and group counseling to adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems
  • Determines causal relationship between substance addiction, socio-economic factors and personality traits
  • Designs and implements treatment plans identifying goals to be achieved
  • Coordinates with other treatment team members when specialized services required
  • Works cooperatively with community agencies in the coordination of rehabilitation services for clients
  • Counsels family members of clients to provide emotional support and provide information
  • Reviews case records and refers clients to medical or psychiatric services as appropriate
  • Leads client group utilizing accepted therapy mode, group therapy techniques and basic skills training
  • Participates in utilization review activities
  • Participates in the evaluation of counseling methods for the effective treatment of substance abuse related problems
  • Prepares correspondence and reports as required
  • Properly documents client’s progress on charts
  • Assists in coordinating and synchronizing substance abuse and service plan issues
  • Meets with clinicians to report observations and reactions to clients and to review clients progress
  • Identify and build upon the strengths of consumers, coworkers, and the communities we serve.
  • Support consumers’ steps towards Recovery and Wellness.
  • Create an organizational culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of our consumers.
  • Value learning as an ongoing process that enables us to better service our consumers and establishes our leadership in the industry.
  • Research and utilize our industry’s best practices and analyze our own services to ensure the best possible outcomes.


  • Requires a current Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor in California.
  • Community clinic, psychiatric hospital or residential placement experience required and knowledge of rehabilitation philosophy preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication skills, and organization skills required.
  • Several years’ experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
  • Basic typing and PC skills required.
Competitive salaries & benefits:
  • Paid Vacation Days (1st year 12 days; increases with tenure)
  • Paid Sick Days (Accrual per pay period)
  • 10 Paid Holidays (including Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account or FSA
  • Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
  • 401K
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Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.