SUD Counselor I - Prototypes

Job Overview

The SUD Counselor I is a registered substance use disorder professional who maintains registration from an approved/accredited California agency. The SUD Counselor I works in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure best possible treatment outcome for the client and provide treatment in accordance with HealthRIGHT 360’s philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision.

The SUD Counselor I provides supervision and oversite of the clients and children throughout the facility with shifts ranging to provide 24/7 coverage. SUD Counselor I provides facility coverage by supervising the clients during: chores, visiting hours, meal times, medication line, detox, donations, groups, and free time. The SUD Counselor I is customer service focused and frequently provides crisis intervention and client stabilization. The SUD Counselor I has a high degree of self-awareness and the ability to stay calm under pressure. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains a high degree of self-awareness and the ability to stay calm under pressure. 
  • Utilizes trauma informed care while applying crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and supervision of the clients. 
  • Completes facility rounds on a regular basis in order to maintain supervision of the clients and facility. 
  • Seeks clinical consultation when encountering new and/or high-risk clinical circumstance.
  • Contacts  Program Director or Supervisor if consultation related to program issues is needed during shifts.
  • Provides facility coverage by supervising the clients during chores, visiting hours, mealtimes, medication line, detox, donations, groups, and free time. 
  • Provides educational and AOD group facilitation as required within the scope of current credential. 
  • Monitors visiting hours and addresses safety concerns.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the treatment team and communicates any behavioral concerns to the client’s Case Manager, Clinical Therapist and Medical.
  • Maintains frequent communication with the treatment team and engages in regular consults. 
  • May complete withdrawal management rounds and behavioral support rounds at 30-minute intervals as assigned.
  • May monitor medication line as needed or assigned. 
  • Provides UA testing as directed.
  • Process client’s belongings at intake or as items come in
  • Transport clients, as needed 


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Registered or certified substance abuse counselor.
  • Enrollment in an alcohol and drug certification program leading to certification.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a substance abuse treatment setting.
  • Basic understanding of child development, child abuse, substance abuse  and self sufficiency issues. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.
  • California Driver's License with proof of insurance


Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Oxnard, CA
Hours/wk: 40