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Substance Abuse Counselor

Addiction Medicine Services
Hemet, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $21 to $25 Hourly
  • Part-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

Substance Abuse Counselor

Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat - Hemet, CA 92543

Per Diem / Part Time

Urgently hiring

We are seeking a Per Diem/ Part Time Chemical Dependency Counselor

At Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat, we provide the full continuum of care, including Acute Medical Detox, on-site Residential Services, Outpatient Services, as well as four affiliated Recovery Residences. As a 12-step based, holistically focused treatment center, we offer specialty programs for Older Adults, Young Adults, First Responders, and patients suffering from Chronic Pain. On-site training is provided for all levels of care. We also offer services for family members in our bi-weekly Family Program.


- CADC I, II, or LAADC preferred

- Master’s or Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other behavioral health related field also desirable

- Minimum 2 years clinical experience in an adult chemical dependency setting

- Minimum 2 years of continuous sobriety (if in recovery)

Job Description:

From the moment the patient enters our doors, counselors are a part of ahighly-skilledd team designed to provide safety, security, support, and education. We also help our patients develop healthy coping skills, and provide appropriate treatment after care planning for the most effective chance for success against the disease of addiction.

To accomplish this, the counselor is expected to be able to:

· Conduct psychosocial assessments and develop individualized treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient and family.

· Provide individual and group counseling to assist the patient’s needs

· Group counseling to include facilitating both psychoeducational and therapeutic process groups

· Effective therapeutic interventions to promote healthy behavior and recovery

· Complete timely and thorough EMR documentation on therapeutic interventions and patient care

· Communicate with referral sources, referents, and family members to provide the best patient care and successful discharge plan

· Perform crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, and effective redirection from unsafe early discharging

· Effective communication and collaboration with an interdisciplinary team for best care practices



Company Description
MDU includes an 18-bed acute care in-patient unit providing Medical Detoxification Services under the care of RN’s, LVN’s, and CNA’s 24 hours a day. Patients are also provided with a daily face-to-face evaluation by our Board Certified Addictionist for ongoing medical detoxification evaluation and medication adjustment, as well as diagnosis and treatment for related medical problems.

Addiction Medicine Services


371 N Weston Pl

Hemet, CA



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