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Staff Therapist – Substance Use Treatment Outpatient Program

La Familia Counseling Service in Hayward, CA, USA


$50,000 to $65,461.50 Annually

Benefits Offered

Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Lot's of room for growth and Excellent Benefits Package!!!”


We have an exciting Full-time opportunity for a well-qualified Staff Therapist position in the Outpatient Programs of our Recovery and Wellness Department. This program provides substance abuse treatment counseling services in Oakland Area, Alameda County.


● Participates in the evaluation of strengths and needs, the formulation of diagnoses, and the development of treatment plans;

● Provides individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducation to clients and their families;

● Coordinates with SUD Counselors and other staff members and community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;

● Participates in staff development programs and in conferences regarding clients and professional clinical approaches;

● Interprets and explains to clients, relatives, community groups about social and emotional factors pertaining to mental illness and substance use;

● Refers clients to appropriate community agencies;

● Provides quality documentation;

● Utilizes a Windows-based computer to send and receive work-related electronic mail, and access and maintain electronic records and files.


Required Qualifications:

•Completed a graduate psychology degree and be duly registered or licensed (or license-eligible) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology (e.g., Licensed or Registered Psychologist, AMFT/LMFT, ASW/LCSW, APCC/LPCC);

•Knowledge of evidence-based practices for SUD treatment including Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, and Psychoeducation

•Knowledge of and sensitive to the needs of the Latino Community and underserved populations generally;

•Knowledge of the effects of alcohol and drug abuse;

•Strong oral and written skills;

•Strong problem solving skills;

•Ability to comprehend written material and accurately process information;

•Ability to organize and prioritize several projects simultaneously;

•Knowledge for use of computer systems such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

•Valid Driver’s License and automobile insurance.

•Willingness to perform related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Knowledge of Drug Medi-Cal documentation and treatment standards preferred;

•Knowledge of ASAM criteria/Levels of Care;

•Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred.


•Driving and access to a car is required

•Periodic lifting up to 25 pounds is required

•Position involves extensive sitting


•Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards and proscribed procedures.

•Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to clients including cultural and ethical beliefs; and implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent and continuous manner.

•Knowledge of community resources for client referrals.

•Attends work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to supervisor and management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.

•Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues including client confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of client care and department functioning.

•Performs other duties as necessary.


•Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others; and acts as a resource to team members and clients where appropriate.

•Handles difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.

•Takes accountability for own actions and accepts constructive criticism.

•Attends all mandatory meetings and staff meetings as required, and actively participates in other departmental professional development including providing training and consultation.

•Observes and keeps self-informed of activities in the department and makes recommendations for change.

•Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with fellow employees, supervisor, managers in other departments, senior management and executive staff, and community stakeholders.

•Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the agency.


•Full-time, Exempt, Union Position

•Licensed $65,461.50; Master’s Level $57,120.00; Non- Master (2nd year) $50,000.00

•Excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision benefits, vacation, sick, and holiday leave.

•External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws.

****For all positions that require a degree, La Familia requires that the successful candidate provide proof of having receive their degree.

La Familia is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.

La Familia Counseling Service

About La Familia Counseling Service:

La Familia has a 40 year history of providing high-quality mental health and community support services in the San Francisco Bay Area. The agency started as part of a grassroots movement and our ties to the community remain deep and passionate. La Familia is committed to building a vibrant and multicultural agency to provide services that meet the needs of the individuals and families in our community. Our current work includes:
- Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
- Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
- Community Outreach Services
- Education and Employment Services
- Substance Use Wellness and Recovery
- Leadership to Community Coalitions to Advance Equity Initiatives
- Reentry Services

Company address: 24301 Southland Dr Suite 300, Hayward CA 94545

Posted date: 29 days ago

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