Overnight Counselor - 815

Job Overview

The Dual Recovery Program, also known as 815, is a co-ed residential program located next to Buena Vista Park in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. It is a 108-bed, trauma-informed dual diagnosis program, staffed by an interdisciplinary clinical team of substance abuse counselors, therapists, psychologists, monitors, outreach specialists and interns. 815 utilizes evidence-based curricula, individual counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and a community concept to care for some of San Francisco’s the most most vulnerable adults. 815 is also home to a co-ed social model Detox and the TRNS Project.

Overnight SUD Counselors work in collaboration with the overnight monitors to ensure the safety and security of the program and its residents throughout the night while providing a supportive treatment environment. The Overnight SUD Counselors are responsible for observing the withdrawal management clients at ½ intervals and documenting that observation. Overnight SUD Counselors in conjunction with Overnight Monitors relay relevant information to other members of the interdisciplinary team and performs crisis intervention as needed. Overnight SUD Counselors ensure that the treatment environment is safe and welcoming.

Key Responsibilities

Safety and Security Responsibilities: Remains alert and awake during the entire overnight shift. Performs house runs every ½ hour to ensure and maintain accountability of withdrawal management clients and the safety and security of the facility, documents an observation note every ½ hour for each individual that is in withdrawal management.  Performs crisis intervention and communicates with treatment team as unforeseen situations arise, updates and records incidents in the facility log daily. Performs CPR and First Aid as needed. May work weekends and holidays as needed.

Treatment Setting Responsibilities: When assigned the DOT, documents and accurately distributes client money, ensures client medications is securely stored and properly accounted for and hold facility keys and floater cellular phones.  Ensure all house laundry is completed. Appropriately files any outstanding paperwork. Maintains tracking sheet and sends to the appropriate departments before the end of the shift. Attends required trainings and meetings.

And, other duties as assigned.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Required:

  • First Aid Certified  
  • CPR Certified  
  • High School diploma or equivalent  
  • Registration or Certification with Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by ADP  

Knowledge Required:

  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

Background Clearance Required:

  • Must not be on active parole or probation 

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Action oriented. Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities. Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
  • Ability to remain alert and awake during overnight shifts to perform job responsibilities
  • 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 communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities


  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment
  • Bilingual
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
  • Experience working with criminal justice population
Compensation: $19.23
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Francisco, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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