Counselor I

Primary Duties:

  • Report directly to administrative director and indirectly to clinical supervisor.
  • Provide treatment in individual and group settings for individuals and families of individuals with chemical dependency problems.
  • Provide treatment according to the Matrix model.
  • Answer telephone calls requesting information about addiction or treatment. 
  • Assist in scheduling treatment appointments or help with appropriate referral.
  • When authorized by administration, disseminate chemical dependency information to the community.
  • Assist in intake of patients and scheduling of appointments.
  • Prepare, maintain, and file charts.
  • Monitor and do simple maintenance of physical plant.
  • Advise superiors of problems.
  • Collect laboratory specimens.
  • Do diverse tasks as requested by the administrative director.
  • Be responsible for closing clinic properly when leaving last.
  • Assume a rotation on the on-call schedule.
  • Adhere to personnel policies.
  • Perform any additional tasks as requested by Clinic Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent to diploma (College degree preferred).
  • Must be certified (or registered) by a California recognized drug and alcohol certifying body.
  • Prior training in counseling or addiction treatment.
  • History of performing in a professional capacity.
  • Willing to follow Matrix personnel policies.
  • Able to work the hours and days required by position being considered.
  • Be willing to learn and able to deliver the Matrix model of outpatient chemical dependency treatment.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line “Counselor I” .