Clinician II/III - TAY/Substance Use

Job Overview

Do you want to work in a fun, meaningful, family-oriented environment with a diverse group of colleagues and an excellent supportive network? Do you need BBS supervision hours? Do you want to become an expert in co-occurring disorders and work with an impressive multi-disciplinary team to help provide treatment services for the Transitional Age Youth groups (16-25)? Then you’ve come to the right place!

AARS clinicians support people in our community who are impacted by both substance use and mental health issues, many of whom are affected by the criminal justice system and generational trauma. AARS clinicians are one of the first line of support when community members get released from the jail system and emergency psychiatric services. Our team supports our community by providing compassionate, integrated, whole-person care. HealthRIGHT 360/AARS is a place for people to grow and be their best selves. Our team has an open mind to new ideas and models. We value a team who is close knit and can contribute towards a supportive, fun and positive work environment. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling treatment services at the clinic/agency site, in the community or in-home to our Transitional Age Youth clients (TAY) from ages 16-25
  • Maintain timely impeccable documentation of services in agency’s Electronic Health Record system (Welligent) using Short-Doyle Medi-cal documentation
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, peer partners, clinical supervisors, psychiatrists, case managers and intake coordinators
  • Maintain positive working relationships with outside providers, community-based organizations and our County funders
  • Utilize evidence based practices and models
  • Adhere to State, Agency, County requirements relating to processes, documentation, productivity and quality improvement
  • Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Supervisor, Clinicians facilitate intakes, comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment planning, crisis intervention, case management, group and individual counseling sessions with clients
  • Attends required trainings and meetings
  • May be asked to work on a weekend or during after-hours for crisis stabilization, outreach, community education, resource fairs, and special events
  • Properly documents all services, attempts to contact, and completes the admission/discharge paperwork and process in timely manner
  • Will participate in Peer Chart/ Utilization Reviews for preparation of program audits.  Will adhere to documentation policies and procedures set forth by Compliance Department
  • Be responsive and pro-active in all correspondences with referring parties, judges, probation and parole officers, social workers, and the Quality Improvement Dept. via treatment status reports, phone calls, faxes, etc
  • Will meet regularly with Licensed Clinical Supervisor to review and sign-off on all required documentation


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Required:

  • Have extensive experience with substance abuse treatment including certification with a Drug and Alcohol program recognized by DHCS
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment 
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment
  • Valid California driver’s license 
  • Must not be on active parole or probation  


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field with a registration with Behavioral Board of Sciences (BBS)     

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse recovery principles and resources; including Co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment
  • Experience in working with Transitional Aged Youth populations
  • Knowledge of cultural stigmas of counseling and treatment services 
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of social work, case management, crisis intervention, client centered counseling, and group facilitation
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data
  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities. Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed.
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities
  • Ability to work at minimum one late day (until 8pm)


  • Verbal and written skills in one of the County’s threshold languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin/Cantonese, Farsi
Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Jose, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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