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Substance Abuse Counselor in San Diego County

  • Indian Health Council, Inc.
  • Part time temp
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  • San Diego County
  • 30/10/2018
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Provides outpatient and aftercare services to both adult and youth clients by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides individual or group counseling in clients’ home, school, office or other suitable setting.
  2. Performs necessary chemical dependency assessments.
  3. Treatment plans will be developed and agreed upon by both client and clinician. Treatment plans may also include case management services.
  4. Provides individual chemical dependency counseling.
  5. Facilitates placement in a youth and adult treatment facility when necessary.
  6. Follows client progress through necessary case management.
  7. Facilitates needed referrals for clients to internal programs and outside agencies.
  8. Maintains continuous review of referrals to assure clients services in an efficient, expeditious and professional manner.
  9. Where assigned to a grant funded project will execute objectives as they are established by the grant. 
  10. Provides community substance abuse prevention education or programs.
  11. Clinicians will collaborate with other IHC departments and outside agencies for the provision of treatment services.
  12. Participates in department development activities, conferences, seminars and workshops programs as directed.
  13. Assists with the development of department communication guidelines with agencies and schools.
  14. Maintains client case files in accordance with both HIPPA and IHC regulations.


Minimum high school diploma or general education degree (GED); and 3 years related experience required. Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling techniques. Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies. Knowledge of group dynamics. Skill in counseling. Skill in interviewing and communicating to elicit information and cooperation from patients. Ability to write reports, correctly reflect treatment and document patient's progress.


Current CAADAC or IAAC certification preferred.

A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

 Driving is required for this position. 

 CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment.  

Indian Health Council, Inc.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon Reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel...

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