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Substance Abuse Counselor

Chapman House Rehab Long Beach, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Chapman House, Inc., an organization established in 1979 and incorporated in 1999, maintains as its mission an increasing commitment to the belief that addiction is a treatable disease; that people can overcome their alcohol and drug dependencies and live successfully in recovery.

We are looking to grow our team with individuals that are positive and passionate about helping people. Our ideal candidate possesses the experience and confidence that yield great outcomes. We are currently looking to fill a position at our Tustin facility for a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Substance Abuse Counselors work with people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, or other behavioral problems. They help people to explore feelings about their lives so that they can reflect about what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things. Working in a confidential setting, counselors listen attentively to their clients and offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their own feelings, and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective, thereby reducing their confusion and enabling them to make changes in their life.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • An individual must possess an understanding of the nature of the disease concept and its respective recovery processes;
  • The counselor must demonstrate knowledge to develop, implement, and direct treatment plans that encourage problem solving skills and promote growth for the clients that Chapman House, Inc. serves;
  • The individual will have at least two years of past work experience in the alcohol and drug abuse field;
  • The individual must possess a valid CPR Certificate, First Aid Certificate, current Negative TB Results and must have valid Driver’s License.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent; some college is a plus
  • The individual will possess certification or be registered in the field of addiction treatment as evidenced by such certification issued by the state approved agency (i.e., CAADAC, CCAPP, CAADE, CSAC, etc.);


  • Establish rapport and trust to discuss family history and dynamics to assist in creating change and how to live successfully in society

  • He/she will conduct assessments and develop mutually agreed upon treatment plan and discharge plan with measurable treatment goals and objectives for all assigned Participants.

  • Provide assistance with the oversight in helping participants with their medication and accurately document in the Medication Log

  • The counselor will conduct groups, such as Cognitive Behavioral, Process Groups, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Cognitive Thinking, Life and Social Skills, etc. as well as general supervision of all participants

  • The counselor will perform individual one-on-one sessions at least once per week for all assigned Participants

  • Actively listening to participants’ concerns and accepting without bias the issues raised by Participants, helping Participants towards a deeper understanding of their concerns, challenging any inconsistencies in what Participants say or do and helping Participants to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways to move forward

  • Refer Participants to other sources of help, as appropriate;

  • Communicating, as necessary, with State Parole Agents, POC and other entities such as Social Security, Gr, medical appointments, obtaining California ID, Obtaining Birth Certificate if necessary, and other entities as required to assist the Participant

  • Aids in implementing Participants’ treatment plans and thirty (30) day Orientation period

  • Intervenes as an advocate for Participants to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations

  • Keeping accurate and timely charting records within the guidelines of Amity, California Department of HealthCare Services and California Department of Corrections

  • The counselor must be familiar with all operational policies and procedures of Chapman

  • House

  • Other duties as assigned

Full-Time or Part-Time

Hourly: commensurate on experience

EEO Statement

Chapman House, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

Chapman House Rehab

Why Work Here?

Chapman House is a well established company with a 40 year history helping people with addiction; currently going through a growth phase


Long Beach, CA