AOD Counselor

Mental Health Systems, Inc. San Diego , CA 92110

Posted 3 weeks ago

The AOD Counselor interact with residents on a day-to-day basis providing individual and group counseling. The Substance Abuse Counselors provide residents with orientation, training, substance abuse recovery skills and information, and leadership necessary to provide them with the ability to recover from substance abuse addiction.


  • Assesses each client’s needs and develops an individualized treatment and recovery plan other case management services as determined by the treatment team (anger management, job search, AOD education, etc.)
  • Acts as facilitator in assigned groups including gender specific groups with gender specific trauma curriculum.
  • Develops and maintains a caseload as prescribed by the Program Manager.
  • Ensures that collateral services are provided as needed and that clients attend specialized groups or individual counseling sessions.
  • Gathers information for assessment and diagnosis. Conducts intake interviews and completes comprehensive individual assessment.
  • Interacts therapeutically with clients. Initiates appropriate and timely interventions and integrates the clinical concept with sound theoretical and practical applications of rehabilitative and individual group and milieu counseling principles.
  • Documents, reviews and charts client progress and completes all required paper work, on time.
  • Attends treatment meetings and provides input to treatment plan. Prepares treatment and discharge plans and discharge summaries.
  • Interacts with court and law enforcement officials as a team member and on a professional level while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Substance Abuse (AOD) Counselors must meet one of the following:

  • Actively working toward a recognized alcohol and drug certification plus two years’ experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions
  • Certification through a recognized alcohol and drug certification entity plus two years’ experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions
  • B.A./B.S. degree in human service field plus one years’ experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions
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AOD Counselor

Mental Health Systems, Inc.