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Substance Use Counselor

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Substance Use Counselor in Sacramento County

  • Diamond House Detox
  • Full time
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  • Sacramento County
  • 03/12/2018
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Join a team of dedicated individuals working towards helping people with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. We are a boutique 6 bed residential treatment center located in Elk Grove. You will be part of a team providing more individualized care in a home like environment supporting individuals during a difficult time where they will be requiring support both with their medical and substance use needs. This position is supporting those that are being admitted for detoxification.


The drug and alcohol counselor functions in conjunction with the clinical team, assisting with the daily process of client care. Alcohol and drug counselors, as a core member of the health care team, must demonstrate the ability to understand and react effectively to the unique needs of multiple patients.


  • Conduct Substance Use Assessments
  • Facilitate Group Programming and Family Meeting
  • Outings
  • Communicate and coordinate with families and referral sources
  • Case Management
  • Medication Oversight
  • Assist with Admission/Discharges
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Documentation/Scheduling/Auditing
  • Transporting client’s to appointments


A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred but a High School Diploma, with experience in the health services field, would be considered. Those considered can be licensed as CADC I or II. Those with experience working in mental health is a plus. Must have a good understanding of the addictive process and recovery skills and a minimum of one (1) year experience in the healthcare field, mental health or in addiction. Must have CA Drivers License, CPR/First Aid and TB.

Must be able to work independently, must be flexible and be able to multi-task, have good communication skills, good boundaries, maintain confidentiality, have good ethics and work with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Computer literate.

Hours are 12 hour shifts full time, 6:30am-6:30pm.

Job Type: Full-time


Diamond House Detox

To provide wellness and recovery for individuals with addiction through treatment and dual diagnosis, enabling a fuller and more meaningful life free from addiction. At Diamond House, our mission is to treat each client like family. We aim to do this by providing an intimate space where people fe...

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