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Substance Use Counselor in San Juaquin County

  • Community Medical Centers, Inc
  • Full time
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  • San Juaquin County
  • 10/10/2018
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The primary focus of the Substance Use Counselor is to use a patient centered approach and effective communication to assist patients to cope with the substance abuse and dependence issues and practical arrangements related to the patient’s illness. Effective outreach and engagement strategies that establish trust and overcome barriers resulting from isolation, stigma, and the symptoms of mental health and/or substance use problems will be utilized. A sustained support model to meet basic needs and respond to individual preferences as well as trauma-informed services that restore hope will be utilized. The Substance Use Counselor is a member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services. The primary goal and offered individualized and group intensive substance use services using a multidisciplinary approach, including, but not limited to: Mental health and substance use assessment; health system navigation; housing and benefits advocacy; health coaching, referrals and brief treatment, pharmacy consultation and supportive counseling. The Substance Use Counselor reports to the Director of Behavioral Health.  



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • one year of experience as a Counselor or Social Worker in a treatment program facility is required.
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate issued by the State of California.
  • Must possess knowledge of chemical dependency, substance use and personality dynamics of the substance user.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Program skills.
  • Must be in possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Current CPR Certificate or ability to obtain a CPR Certificate.


For more information and to apply, please visit our website: under carreers, current openings.



Community Medical Centers, Inc

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) is a well-established community health center with more than 40 years of history serving diverse communities. CMC provides health services to those in greatest need. CMC provides a great range of services to the uninsured and limited insured populations. Leaders...

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