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Substance Abuse Certified Counselor - Men's Residential Program
The Latino Commission

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Substance Abuse Certified Counselor - Men's Residential Program

The Latino Commission
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Job Summary

$19-23 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 28 days ago
Job Role
Community Counselor, Substance Abuse Therapist
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality

Job Description


The Counselor is responsible for providing effective assessment, counseling education, support and residential treatment for chemically dependent individuals and their families. The Counselor will support participants to reduce the harm associated with substance abuse, help them work towards the eliminations of substance abuse by developing healthy lifestyles without reliance on drugs and alcohol. Performs case management, customer outreach, and provides specialized services for program participants. Compiles information, prepares required reports, and performs accurate data entry and recordkeeping. Oversee and coordinate all that is required in the maintenance of managing


  • AOD/SUD Certified Counselor
  • Knowledgeable of AVATAR Systems
  • Knowledgeable of DMC SUD Paperwork
  • Knowledgeable of the ASAM Multi-Dimensional Assessment Process.
  • If in recovery, a minimum of three years documented and continuous sobriety.
  • Strong background in group-dynamics.
  • Bilingual and Bicultural with the ability to speak Spanish and English.
  • Proficient in reading, writing and communicating in Spanish - English.
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and/or other lifesaving emergency techniques in case of emergency for Adults and Infants (Proof of Certification will be required).


Client Case Management - Communication with Probation / Parole Agents, Attorneys / Medical Physicians / Case Managers

Probation and Court Department Reporting – (Proof of Enrollment, Weekly / Monthly Progress Reports, Completion Letters.)

Client Treatment Planning.

Client Admissions, Discharges, ASI’s, (New) Client Screenings (ASAM Criteria)
Group Counseling.
Client (1 on 1 / Individual Sessions).
Client Initial Assessments.
Client Treatment Documentation (Progress Notes, SOAP’s, PIRP, DAP.)

(Daily) Census Reporting

Weekly Client Census Reporting.

Daily House / Chores Inspection.
Coordinate Daily House Activities and Functions.

Record-Keeping / Inventory of Client Medications In Files - (Medication Counts, Receiving, Storage, Monitoring,

Create / Modify Necessary Forms (Med-Logs, Appointment Schedule, Client Sign-Out-Sign-In, Group Schedule, Menus.

Disposal, Creating-Modifying Client and Staff Shift Meds Logs,)

Client Urinalysis Testing, Reviewing and Reporting
Transportation List

Grocery Food Order List

Costco Cleaning Supplies Order List
Donations – Receiving.

Office Supplies Order List

Monthly In-House Fire-Drills.
Coordinate A.A. / N.A. In-House Meetings.
Perform and Report Minor / Moderate / Severe House Repairs.
Refer client/s if/and when necessary (Detox, O.C.G., P-90, Free At Last, etc.)
Community Outreach/Connect Clients to Community Resource Centers, Coordinate appointment (G.A., Medical, Dental, Mental Health)

Vocational Rehab Services, Insurance Coverage, Housing, etc.)
Files Review and Compliance.
(Client, Facility) Incident Reporting.

Grievance Process

Supervise / Train / Assist Staff – New Employees.

Reviewing / Reporting Staff’s Work and Performance.
Review and Approval Staff’s Requests for Time-Off.
Staff – Evaluations Preparation and Reporting.
Reporting and Reviewing - Staff Write-Ups / Relapses / Preparation - Termination Process – Letters

Urinalysis Testing of Subordinate Staff,

Review Staff Pay Advance Requests

Record-Keeping, Reporting of Staff Absences (Sick Leave, Un-Excused, Vacations.)
Staff Incident Reporting

U.O.S. Monthly Reporting

Clean DMV Record (Preferred)

Transport clients (if needed).

Staff May be transferred to a comparable facility or within agency at the discretion of the agency.



A resume/application must be emailed / mailed or hand delivered to The Latino Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, 1001 Sneath Lane Suite #307 San Bruno Ca., 94066 Tel (650) 244-1444. All Resumes/applications will be pre-screened and only qualified applicants will be interviewed. The Latino Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc., offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental handicap, disability, marital status, age, gender or sexual orientation

Project Funded by San Mateo County, and City and County of San Francisco.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 to $23.00 /hour


  • substance abuse counseling: 3 years (Preferred)


  • CCADE CCAPP AOD/SUD (Required)


  • Spanish (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Business Overview

Our Story

For 28 years, starting in San Mateo County, The Latino Commission (TLC) has worked within the Latino community providing culturally rooted healing interventions for individuals and families.


We are recovery community organization (RCO), an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by people of local communities of recovery. We operate Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) certified California state-licensed adult recovery facilities in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Tulare Counties providing residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment for men, women, and young women with child, transitional sober living environment for both men and women, health education, teen pregnancy prevention programs, case management; safety-net services, and public awareness.


We provide culturally competent services with 25 fulltime staff, 15 part-time staff, 20 volunteers and volunteer board members who are reflective of our community. More than 90% of staff speak Spanish and 85% are living in recovery.

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