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Lead Counselor in Sacramento County

  • WellSpace Health
  • Full time
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  • Sacramento County
  • 07/01/2019
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Lead Counselor

Location: Sacramento

Department: Behavioral Health

Job Requisition: A-2018-12

Reports to: Program Manager and Site Supervisor

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.

WellSpace Health is committed to the principals of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is the intent of WellSpace Health to maintain a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or Local laws. WellSpace Health is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment

Summary Statement

The Lead Counselor is responsible for coordinating and providing outpatient, intensive outpatient and/or day treatment and supportive services to chemically dependent individuals while providing daily direction and training to counseling staff.

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

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required;
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job;
  • Knowledge of medical billing and accounting procedures and applications;
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in commercial insurance and government reimbursement programs.
  • Experience in Medicare Follow up.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology and clinic processes;
  • Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT Coding;
  • Knowledge of reception, typing, computer operations, and filing;
  • Skill in operating a personal computer using a variety of software including medical billing applications;
  • Ability to maintain detailed records;
  • Ability to work with diverse populations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must be able to pass illegal drug screen, criminal background check, TB test, and provide appropriate I-9 documentation;
  • A valid California Driver’s License with insurable driving record.


Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, organization 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 work environment is characteristic of normal office conditions. 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. 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 (normal filled file box). 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.

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 or their homes. 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 may also be exposed to bodily fluids (blood, urine) and hazardous chemicals.

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.

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