We are a substance abuse treatment center looking for a dedicated Alcohol and Drug Counselor to join our team in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The Alcohol and Drug Counselor is responsible for providing direct services and supportive contacts to the client and/or their families, and developing resources within the community, which are supportive to the recovery of the client. They also function as an advocate for the client, seeing that appropriate services are provided and assists the client in receiving these services as appropriate. Counselors deliver clinical treatment to those suffering from substance abuse and assure continuity of care in appropriate assessment, treatment planning, 1-1, referrals, and group counseling. Counselors are required to keep thorough records on each client in their caseload and document in our EMR System (KIPU)

Job Description

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment.
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports. Counsel clients individually and in group sessions, to assist in living with trauma, teaching life skills, money management, etc.
  • Develop Treatment Plan within 7 days of admission.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observations, and tests. Ongoing evaluation of client's physical or mental condition based on review of client.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with clients.
  • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in client's status.
  • Develop a discharge/after-care plan with client.
  • Document interactions with client using the KIPU system.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • CADC, CATC, RAC, CAADE, or CCAPP certification required
  • Some experience working in the behavioral health field required

Our company offers benefits such as paid time off. We also offer health insurance which

includes medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour


  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance