Substance Abuse Counselor

Job Description

Therapy and Counseling -- Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Psychology -- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Education and Training -- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • Active listening - giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in the field of alcohol and drug treatment.

  • Must have previous experience in individual and group counseling services.

  • Must have completed a certificate program specializing in addiction studies.

  • Must be certified with the State of California counselor certifying organization.

  • If recovering from substance abuse, candidate must have two years of continuous sobriety and knowledge of self-help (AA, NA, CA) community resources and charting resident files.

  • Current counseling certification

  • Registered with a Certifying body (CCAPP)

  • Current CPR/First Aid and TB Test

Travel Requirements:

-Valid California Class C driver's license and meets the requirements to be insured under the agency's insurance policy.

Job Type: Full-time


Company Description
The Discovery House is a State Licensed and Joint Commission accredited Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facility located in Reseda, California.
Staffing includes a diverse cross section of a multi-disciplinary team. The Discovery House prides itself on treating the client, rather than merely treating the file. Please send your resumes to set up an interview. obernal@thediscoveryhouse.com

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