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SUD Counselor - Bridgeways

Under the supervision of the Bridgeways Program Manager, the SUD Counselor will provide SUD education and counseling to youth who are juvenile justice involved or at-risk of juvenile justice involvement, and who have a mental health diagnosis/es which qualify them for Full Service Partnership services in the Bridgeways program. The SUD Counselor will work with youth who could benefit from specialized interventions to target co-occurring substance use symptoms, with the goal of removing these barriers to progress on the mental health impairment

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Specific Activities
  • Provide strength-based and culturally sensitive SUD education and counseling services to youth at schools, through home visits, and at other community settings
  • Helps clients to identify and connect to activities that would positively impact their social, leadership and coping skills, as well as their physical, mental and emotional health.
  • Screen each FSS client utilizing the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), CSE-IT, and YLS/CMI
  • Communicates regularly with the program’s Bridgeway Clinicians, Peer-Support Specialist, Psychiatrist and Mental Health Registered Nurse regarding client SUD treatment
  • Maintains a minimum 30% productivity level
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
  • Certified in the state of California as a SUD Counselor,
  • 2 years’ experience in substance abuse and/or counseling, co-occurring treatment highly desired.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.
  • Must possess the ability to make sound decisions independently.
Additional Requirement
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with a good driving record.
  • Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed).
  • Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Paid sick time (6 days)
  • Paid holidays (14 days)
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • 100% employer paid life insurance
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Professional development assistance
  • Great employee incentive awards program
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid supervision hours (clinical positions)
$24.22- $26.65 Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills. EEO.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
  • Full-time, non-exempt
  • Monday-Friday (may include evening and occasional weekend hours)