Behavioral Health

Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Counselor

San Jose, California   |   Full Time

Are you looking to support youth struggling with substance abuse in our community?

AACI's ADAPT program is looking for a Adolescent Substance Use Treatment (SUT) Counselor.  The SUT Counselor works with a multidisciplinary team to ensure delivery of services that meets the needs of the client and the client's family.  The SUT Counselor provides individual therapy and/or rehabilitation, and case management, utilizing an array of evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions.


Why work at AACI?

  • Flexible schedule and your Birthday off!
  • Partially Remote
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Comprehensive benefit plan with four Health Plan Options (we pay 95% of premiums!)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with match
  • Access to training and clinical supervision hours
  • Professional development opportunities, and no cost to you CEUs
  • Eligibility for student loan repayment assistance
  • Mileage reimbursement, company laptop and cell phone stipend
  • Paid annual license fee
  • Additional pay for bilingual staff
  • Sign on bonus


Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide culturally sensitive, client centered substance use treatment to youth and their families including individual/group/family counseling/rehabilitation and collateral services
  • Develop culturally relevant assessment and treatment plans
  • Facilitate referral linkages to community resources and appropriate agencies, and perform case management services
  • Document and maintain clinical records per appropriate standards and regulations
  • Participate in clinical supervision, consultations, and trainings
  • Meet applicable productivity requirements
  • Participate in on-call after hours rotation
  • Complete and maintain LPS 5150 Authorization certification and provide officer of the day support (Licensed Clinicians only)
  • Complete other duties and related projects as assigned


Required qualifications

  • Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or CADC Certified
  • One year or more of directly related experience providing substance use treatment to youth
  • Understanding of cultural issues, community resources and family dynamics
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
  • Ability to possess and maintain a valid CA Driver’s License, must have suitable vehicle for agency travel and current automobile insurance.
  • Ability to learn and apply clinical skills
  • Knowledge of community resources and networks.


Apply now and join a great team of caring people!


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