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Substance Abuse Treatment Program Supervisor

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Substance Abuse Treatment Program Supervisor in Santa Clara County

  • Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
  • Full time
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  • Santa Clara County
  • 25/05/2018
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The Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley is a 501(c)3, nonprofit, community health clinic, located in San Jose, California. We serve people from all walks of life, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability and take pride in serving our diverse patients and clients. Besides having a highly talented medical and dental department, the Indian Health Center also has an outstanding counseling department, community wellness center and WIC (Women Infants and Children) department. We are seeking a Substance Use Treatment Program Supervisor to join our Counseling Team!

We will achieve or mission and purpose for our community by:

  • Providing Holistic Services
  • Educating and empowering
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Providing accessibility to comprehensive and culturally competent care

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Substance Use Treatment Program Supervisor for the Counseling Department of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHC) provides supervision and behavioral health services to individuals and their families (in group and individual formats) as part of a full service treatment team. Services may include: evaluation, assessment, crisis intervention, plan development and after-care planning. Ensures patients complete patient satisfaction forms. This position also supervises the clinical work of other SUTs staff. Additional responsibilities also include statistical tracking, chart compliance, enforcement of caseload and ensuring that Gateway includes American Indians in its program. Additional responsibilities may include community education groups, expanding outreach and referrals, and conducting support groups and attending related meetings for the IHC are also included in the responsibilities. The salary for this position is funded by contract or grant.


  • Monthly chart review to ensure compliance
  • Provides clinically necessary group and individual behavioral health services up to 12 static and 48 dynamic individuals annually including evaluation, assessment, crisis intervention, plan development, case management, after-care planning and recovery services
  • Provide clinical supervision to SUTs counselors through weekly individual supervision
  • Track statistics, quality improvement and ensure maintenance of required SUT's caseload
  • Quarterly update of Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Coordinate and if applicable provide up to 1 outpatient relapse prevention SUTs group
  • Interface with County staff that coordinate the SUTs program
  • Attend weekly group supervision/treatment planning sessions with clinical staff as part of a comprehensive treatment team, contributing to a positive departmental environment
  • Attend weekly individual supervision sessions with the Counseling Director
  • Coordinate client treatment plans with other IHC Depts. and public & private agencies, and assist the Department in establishing and maintaining a network of supportive resources through outreach & referral
  • Perform documentation of treatment sessions using standardized, best practices in the field
  • Ability to chart & bill client sessions using Welligent and County EHR systems (UNICARE)
  • Assist with integrated service program coordinating and planning
  • Write necessary reports and letters on client's behalf
  • Conduct educational events, trainings and behavioral health promotion as needed
  • Maintain strictest client confidentiality, except when mandated reporting is required
  • Will comply with the IHC's HIPAA and Privacy Policies
  • Attend Agency identified mandatory events as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Director or Clinical Supervisor
  • Provide bi-monthly individual staff supervision
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Possession of a High School diploma, AA degree highly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of substance abuse treatment in the behavioral health field
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Knowledge of theory and treatment practices of interpersonal and social problems; community mental health; alcohol and other drug abuse interventions; and community agencies and resources that assist with physical and emotional wellness
  • Understanding of California mandated reporting laws
  • Understanding of case management techniques
  • Ability to work as a clinical team member
  • Ability to provide public presentations to others in the field
  • Possession of a current California driver's license, automobile insurance and a clean driving record
  • Cultural proficiency with American Indians is highly desired
  • CADC or CAADE certification is mandatory
  • Knowledge of general mental health services and California State Rehabilitation Mental Health Option services is helpful



We provide a full range of primary care and illness prevention services. We focus on holistic services.

We offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package.


Our benefits highlights include:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Continuing Education
  • Employee Assistance
  • Leave for the Care of Family Members
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program

To be part of our cutting edge healthcare services and growing HR team, please visit our website at and check out our Careers.

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley

The mission of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley  is to help ensure the survival and healing  of American Indians/Alaskan Natives and  our community by providing high quality,  comprehensive health care and wellness services.