Stepping Stone San Diego is seeking substance use disorder (SUD) counselors. Stepping Stone has been providing substance abuse recovery services to members of the San Diego Community for over 40 years with an emphasis on the LGTBQ community and people living with HIV/AIDS.
This is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience working with LGTBQ individuals in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health issues in a residential and outpatient setting. Ideal for beginning counseling practicum students. Understanding of the LGBTQ community preferred but not necessary.
The SUD counselor reports to the Program Manager and is primarily responsible for maintaining a client caseload. S/he works closely with the program’s integrated treatment team to provide evidence-based, trauma informed, gender-responsive, culturally competent, client-centered services to individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Positions are available in outpatient and residential programs.
Duties will include:
Observes and participates in supervised individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and consultation. Provides assessments and intakes when necessary.
Compiles and files client documentation.
Transports clients if required.
High School Diploma or GED required
Registered Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor
Free from parole or probation minimum of 1 year (Must be able to pass a background clearance)
TB and drug test required before employment
A valid California driver’s license
Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings
Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals.
Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments
Able to learn new and up to date documentation practices- ASAM knowledge desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Attend weekly staff meetings
Knowledgeable with computer systems
First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment
CPR Certified within 30 days of employment
Please respond via email only with a Cover Letter & Resume to Pamela Highfill at [email protected]
“To create, improve and deliver alcohol and other drug treatment, HIV and other health interventions, recovery, education and prevention services specializing in the challenges of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and questioning (LGBT) communities of the San Diego region.”