AOD Treatment Counselor II

at 4th and Hope (view profile)
Location Woodland, California
Date Posted November 24, 2017
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


We are seeking a Treatment Counselor II to join our team! You will provide recovery-oriented rehabilitation services in group or individual settings.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Deliver treatment services to the participants;
  • conduct group and individual meetings;
  • Evaluate the progress of the participants assigned to their groups;
  • Work directly with the participants to develop and implement a treatment service plan;
  • Coordinate with the community resources to develop a transtional plan for continued community program activities;
  • Work with the participant to create a support network for the participant's return tot he community;
  • Shall work collaboratively with the referral and funding sources;
  • Coordinate with and support Counselor I and Cousnelor III to address safety, security, and if necessary removal of participants from the program;
  • Work collaboratively with all criminal justice supervision-California Department of Corrections, Probation Department (s), County of Yolo Sheriff's Department;
  • Work collaboratively with various supervision agencies-Child Protective Services, Veterans Association;
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of Fourth & Hope Walter's House;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Experience consisting of three (3) years of providing direct substance use counseling services, including criminal justice population required;
  • At the time of hire, must be certified as an AOD Counselor with a certification recognized by DHCS;
  • Knowledge of offender populations, criminal subcultures, and cultural differences, substance use assessment tools, therapeutic community concepts, cognitive behavioral treatment,
  • Must have valid driver's license and ability to obtain and maintain vehicle insurance;
  • CPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an annual Tuberculosis test.

Ability to:

  • Encompass strong adherence to counseling Code of Ethics/Conduct;
  • Take initiative and problem solve;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing;
  • Monitor, assess, evaluate and resolve community conflict issues;
  • Coordinate program activities with participants and staff;
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from participants and public;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Follow policy and adhere to procedures;
  • Drive participants to various destinations.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

​Any combination of experience and trainingthat would likely provide the requred knowledge and abilities in qualifying. A typical way to obtain knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Current active AOD Counselor certification recognized by DHCS and;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years social service experience or:
  • Associate's Degree in social services or related field;
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred.

Physical Demands:

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time in both indoor office and external program environment; occasional bending and stopping, typing and operating assigned equipment. Reasonable accommodations for physical requirements will be considered and made on a case-by-case basis. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made to the H.R. Director.

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess current and valid California driver’s license, including a driving record acceptable to F&H insurance company.
  • Must be insurable by F&H insurance carriers
  • Be available for call-back to program as needed.
  • Provide required proof of legal right to work in the United States.
  • Must provide T.B. clearance from a medical professional.
  • Must provide DMV print out
  • Must be able to support a flexible schedule, including evening, nights, weekends and graveyard shifts.

Fourth & Hope is an equal opportunity employer.

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