WestCare Adolescent Counselor in Fresno, California

Job Description:

Position Summary: Person in this position will be responsible for the counseling and case management of adolescents enrolled in the program. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Deliver individual and group counseling services, case management services, education and community outreach services, and referrals to appropriate services and community resources;

  • Oversee and provide intake and program orientation for the client and family members including, but not limited to, assessment of psychological and social functioning and the development, implementation and ongoing review of the clients’ Individual Treatment Plans.

  • Participation in facilitating ancillary services, i.e. family support groups, family education groups, continuing care, networking with community agencies, developing and updating referral and resource information, etc.;

  • Maintenance of individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including documentation of vocational/educational activities as well as all other pertinent documentation;

  • General client supervision including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities;

  • Preparation of client progress reports, when necessary;

  • Interaction with the criminal justice system and/or referral sources, when necessary;

  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience consisting of two (2) years of providing direct substance abuse counseling services in an intensive setting;

  • Must be able to work flexible hours;

  • Certification in drug and alcohol counseling in a State of California approved certifying organization is required at the time of hire;

  • Ability to qualify for WestCare vehicle insurance;

  • Ability to pass criminal background investigation; and

  • CPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an Annual Tuberculosis test.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred;

  • GED or High School Diploma is required.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office or treatment facility setting; and

Requisition Number: 3042

City: Fresno

State: California

Job Title: Adolescent Counselor

Area of Interest: Clinical/Counseling