Substance Abuse Counselor

San Francisco, CA, USA Req #63
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need by providing comprehensive, integrated, compassionate care that includes primary medical care, mental health services, and substance use disorder treatment.

HealthRIGHT 360 offers residential treatment services designed to serve  individuals and families with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program helps clients address addiction and related issues, increase skills, manage stressors, connect to supportive service, and build a foundation for lasting recovery.  Residential programs run 24/7 and Individual and group therapy, family therapy, individualized case management, treatment planning, drug and alcohol counseling, Medication support services, and crisis intervention.

Benefits and perks:

  • HR360 offers a robust benefits package, including PTO, 15 paid holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
  • Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a difference every day in the work that you do.

Job Overview

Women's HOPE is a specialized residential treatment program for 16 mothers and their children. At Women's HOPE, mothers receive gender responsive services tailored to fit their needs. Women's HOPE provides a safe and supportive environment where mothers are able to address their substance abuse issues while participating in parenting education, life skills, family reunification, mental health treatment, and general health and wellness education. Our treatment team works closely with Homeless Prenatal Program, Family Treatment court, and CPS to ensure successful case plan and reunification. Our team of providers at Women's HOPE includes parenting counselors, a therapist, and Substance abuse counselors who provide wrap around services to support and empower our participants as they reach towards their goals.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors are responsible for assessing client needs and strengths in support of health and recovery. Through counseling in individual and group settings, delivering curricula in accordance with program specific requirements and case management, SUD II's assist clients in navigating systems of care while providing a supportive treatment environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Substance abuse counselors are responsible for assessing client needs and strengths in support of health and recovery.
  • Works as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Maintains an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use treatment and mental health treatment.
  • Conducts face-to-face assessments, individual counseling sessions, and progress reviews with each client.
  • Utilizes principles of a trauma-informed care and harm reduction to attend to client milieu.
  • Facilitates group counseling sessions focused on substance use recovery, trauma recovery, addressing mental health symptoms, and other personal change topics.
  • Proactively links clients with available internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans, progress notes and appropriate updates in support of the health and recovery needs of each caseload client.
  • Attends regular trainings, meetings, and events related to furthering professional development.
  • Responsible for documenting all individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Maintains accurate records by data entering documentation into various electronic systems for all caseload clients in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360 to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements.
  • Collaborates with CPS, Homeless Prenatal, and Family Treatment Court.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Registration or Certification with drug and alcohol counseling organization recognized by DHCS High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • First Aid Certification / CPR within 30 days of employment.
  • Background Clearance Must not be on active parole or probation.
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population.
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $35.00
Location on Google Maps
  • San Francisco, CA, USA