WestCare AOD Counselor in Fresno, California

Job Description:

Position Summary: Person in this position will be responsible for the counseling and case management of clients 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;

  • Certification in drug and alcohol counseling in a State of California approved certifying organization is required.

  • Must have the ability to pass a criminal history background screening;

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain CDCR clearance;

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain WestCare’s vehicle insurance is required;

  • 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

  • Some outdoor activities may be required.

Physical Demands:

  • The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, BUT exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks;

  • Occasional lifting of more than 10 pounds;

  • Transportation of clients in company vehicle;

  • Occasional risk of intensive physical activity with clients; and

  • Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position.

I acknowledge receipt of this position description, and understand I am responsible for understanding its contents, and to ask for clarification if I have any questions. I further understand this description is intended to describe the essential job functions and qualifications for this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Requisition Number: 3395

City: Fresno

State: California

Job Title: AOD Counselor

Area of Interest: Clinical/Counseling