Part-Time Substance Use Disorder Counselor


Status: Open

Part-Time Substance Use Disorder Counselor (Stockton)

This position involves facilitating group process behavior-based counseling and individual sessions focused on substance use prevention, identifying & treating substance use disorder, providing appropriate client feedback during group and individual sessions, documenting attendance and providing detailed case notes on client progress. This is a part-time only opportunity, must be available consistently for work on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. AOD Counselor Certification or Registration is a prerequisite to apply.  Two years of counseling experience preferred.  Pre-employment background check, driving record check and drug screen will be conducted. Employer is a private, non-profit organization.

Submit formal resumes only.

Only applicants submitting resumes and selected for interviews will be contacted.

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor certification issued by a certifying agency approved by the State of California Health Service Department or a registered intern letter from same with a minimum of 2,080 counseling hours completed.

  • Professional appearance and manner.
  • Ability to speak using correct grammar and strong vocabulary skills.
  • Ability to facilitate productive group counseling sessions.
  • Thorough understanding of issues related to substance use disorder counseling.
  • Ability to write accurate, detailed case notes using correct grammar/spelling.
  • Strong memory skills and ability to learn new information quickly.
  • Accuracy with detail-oriented administrative work and filing skills.
  • No DUIs or other alcohol/drug violations within 10 years.
  • Valid California Driver's License


  • Abide by and support the policies, procedures and requirements of the council.
  • Abide by all federal, state and county requirements for specified programs.
  • Abide by the Code of Conduct for counselors.
  • Involve clients in the treatment process through discussion and exercises.
  • Confront clients' negative behaviors/beliefs and support positive growth.
  • Remain calm and positive while dealing with challenging clients.
  • Follow the proscribed session materials and group topics.
  • Make detailed case notes that are easily legible.
  • Must be punctual and dependable.
  • Maintain a well-groomed and professional appearance.
  • Ability to build a positive relationship with team members.
  • Be a positive off-duty reflection of the organization.
  • Other duties as required.

Valuable Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of 12-step programs
  • Knowledge of diverse cultures
  • Experience using computer technologies