Your browser does not support javascript! Please enable it, otherwise web will not work for you.

Outpatient Counselor

Home > General >

Outpatient Counselor in *Multiple Locations

  • WellSpace Health
  • Full time
  • Email
  • *Multiple Locations
  • 07/01/2019
  • Report

Location: Strategies for Change South

Department: Behavioral Health

Job Requisition: SCN B2018-33

Reports to: Site Manager

Status: Full-Time, Regular

Salary: DOE

Organization Information

WellSpace Health is one of Sacramento’s premier non-profit organizations proudly serving the homeless and underserved community of Sacramento for over 60 years. We offer professional services including: high quality primary health care; family planning; women’s health including OB; immunizations; well child care and testing; diagnosis and treatment; addiction treatment; mental health counseling and pediatric dentistry.

We are a leader in integrated care, blending physical health services with our well-known addiction and mental health treatment. We also offer a range of medical products through community partnerships including our T3 Program (Triage, Transport and Treat) that reduces Emergency Room overcrowding and our Interim Care Program (ICP) that reduces medical relapse following hospital discharge. In 2010 we have opened the first pediatric dentist clinic in the Sacramento area for our community.

Summary Statement

The counselor is responsible for providing outpatient day treatment, and targeted substance abuse services for chemically dependent women, men, and their families. May require some evening duties.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Training, and Licensure)

  • This position requires extensive knowledge of chemical dependency, addictions treatment and prevention strategies.
  • Registration with CCAPP as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor is required, Certification with CCAPP is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field or three years’ experience providing direct treatment to chemically dependent women, men, adolescents and their families preferred.
  • Experience and skill in providing counseling services to diverse populations required.
  • A Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field may be substituted for one year direct counseling experience.
  • The ability to work independently and as a team, strong organizational skills, and the ability to stay on task required.
  • Individuals who identify themselves in personal recovery are requested to have sustained a minimum of (3) three years of continuous sobriety to maintain the agency’s ethical standard for client care.
  • Employee physical, TB test and drug screening are required.
  • Applicants who accept employment must submit to a criminal justice screening and fingerprinting for agency insurance compliance.


Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.

  • Paid bereavement and jury duty leave.
  • 10 paid holidays per year.
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Flexible Spending Program.
  • Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers.
  • Professional development hours offered annually.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The employee’s work environment includes an office setting. 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. The office setting is characteristic of normal office conditions; while working the employee may be exposed to hazardous materials (including communicable diseases) and odors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle or lift. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee must also possess hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the phone. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderately loud.

The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply


[email protected]


WellSpace Health

Achieving regional health through high quality comprehensive care.

Similar positions

California Men's Colony Journey Counselor

  • WestCare
  • Full time
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • 08/07/2019


Entry Counselor

  • WestCare
  • Full time
  • Del Norte County
  • 08/07/2019


Supervising Counselor - Pelican Bay

  • WestCare
  • Full time
  • Del Norte County
  • 08/07/2019


Residential Counselor

  • Phoenix House California
  • Full time
  • *Multiple Locations
  • 11/06/2019

Starting $14.00 hr. DOE

Sr. Substance Abuse Counselor

  • The GEO Group, Inc
  • Full time
  • Imperial County
  • 30/05/2019

$20.00 Per Hour