Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor II

St. Vincent de Paul Village
 San Diego, CA

Job Details

Job Title Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor II

Reports To Manager of Alcohol and Drug Counselors

Salary Grade

FLSA Status Please leave for HR to complete

Effective Date September 2022


This Certified position provides individual recovery sessions, treatment planning, group sessions, crisis intervention, assessments, and referrals for clients. This position will work closely with Medically Assisted Treatment Team to provide Harm Reduction services and referral services to inpatient treatment as needed.

Essential Functions

  • AOD Assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, treatment planning, minor case management, and referrals/coordination for other appropriate services. Provides individual recovery sessions to clients and completes accompanying session documentation in database.
  • Prepares curriculum materials & provides group treatment sessions for clients.
  • Completes timely clinical documentation and participates in weekly peer review and MAS meetings.
  • Monitor client progress and modify their treatment plans as needed.
  • Coordinate with social and medical agencies, healthcare providers and community outreach programs to provide clients with needed services.
  • Complete continuing education courses to maintain Counselor certification and stay up-to-date on the latest practices.
  • Ability to function independently while also working closely with multidisciplinary team to coordinate care.
  • Follow up on referrals from FJV and community.
  • Attends weekly individual and peer supervision.
  • On time completion of assigned trainings and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree in counseling or related field.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with clients experiencing homelessness, low income or at risk population.
  • Certified as Counselor with an accredited AOD Certificate program.
  • Current registration with CADTP, CAADE or CCAPP.
  • Basic user of MS Office and electronic health record systems
  • CPR certified (can be obtained after hire)
  • Participate in an annual Tuberculosis screening and/or other screenings when necessary.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be granted where appropriate

About Father Joe’s Villages

At Father Joe’s Villages, we’re looking for compassionate, mission-driven individuals to join our team and help us end homelessness one life at a time. Our work is driven by our C.R.E.E.D which is the foundation for our interactions with clients, volunteers, other staff members and the community at large:

Our Values

  • Compassion-Concern for others and the desire to assist.
  • Respect-An act of giving particular or special regard.
  • Empathy-Understanding and being aware of and sensitive to the feelings, thoughts, and the experience of others without judgment.
  • Empowerment-Helping others to help themselves.
  • Dignity-All people are considered worthy of our esteem.