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Counselor I
Community Awareness & Treatment Services (CATS)

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Community Awareness & Treatment Services (CATS)

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 13 days ago
Job Role
Social Worker
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Job Description

Job Title:  Counselor I (Full-Time) or (On-Call) 

Program: Golden Gate for Seniors   

Reports To:  Program Director  

Status: Non-Exempt, Union   

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:  The Counselor I position will facilitate group and individual counseling sessions, provide educational services, maintain client records, and participate in case management and clinical supervision sessions.   


Facilitate individual and group substance abuse counseling sessions. 

Maintain a client caseload.

Develop and update client treatment plans.

Present and develop educational lectures.

Maintain accurate and timely client charts.

Participate in case management and clinical supervision      sessions.

Assist with new client orientation.

Interact effectively with substance abuse providers.

Adhere to established policies and procedures.

Training and meeting attendance. 

Administrative support services (i.e. auditing client files, filing, etc.)

Interviewing prospective new clients

Other duties as assigned.


Background in psychology, social work, etc. related human services field, preferably a bachelor’s degree or (equivalence in education and work experience). 

CCap registration or AOD certification issued by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) certification exemption such as Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), Psychologist. 

Interns registered with the California Board of Psychology or the California Board of Behavioral Sciences are welcome to apply. 

Two years current experience in chemical dependency field. 

Two years current experience in group counseling and client caseload management. 

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. 

Ability to work in a networked computer environment. 

CPR and first aid certification within 90 days of hire. 

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.    

  Submit a letter of intent and resume to us by preferably by email or you may fax it to us (see below). 

Include the job title you’re applying for ().    

Fax (415) 626-9198 or email

Business Overview

Our Story

For more than 40 years, Community Awareness & Treatment Services, Inc. (CATS) has devoted its energy to passionately serving the chronically homeless population providing safe and accessible services. We have a network of seven programs that offer a continuum of care where dedicated staff give support, transportation and housing. Our goal is to reach farther to serve those who are the hardest to reach.

Why Work With Us?

Make a Real Difference in the Community! Founded in 1978, Community Awareness & Treatment Services (CATS), CATS is a private, nonprofit organization that helps those most in need get off the street, achieve stability and establish permanent housing.

Team Size

51-100 team members


Culture & Perks

Health Benefits
Parental Leave
Paid Time Off
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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