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Drug and Alcohol Counselor

First Steps Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment facility in the foothills of Clovis, CA.We offer all levels of care, including: inpatient detox, residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and sober living. We are looking for highly skilled individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.‪

If you are interested, please your resume and a cover letter to: Matthew Tatum (

Job Duties:

  • ‪Individual and group counseling, case management, education and community outreach, and referrals to appropriate services and community resources
  • ‪Conduct intake assessments and program orientation for new patients and family members
  • Complete biopsychosocial assessments, treatment plans, utilization reviews, and progress notes
  • ‪Participation in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • ‪Maintenance of individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, Joint Commission standards, and all applicable state and federal laws
  • ‪General client supervision including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities;
  • ‪Supervision of patients during structured and non-structured activities
  • Light housekeeping and cooking
  • ‪Any other duties as assigned.

‪Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of providing direct counseling services in an intensive setting is preferred, substance abuse counseling is preferred;
  • ‪Certification in drug and alcohol counseling by an accredited, state-approved agency; Registration as an intern with the Board of Behavioral Sciences may be substituted for certification
  • ‪Annual Tuberculosis test and health screening
  • ‪Valid California Drivers license and automobile insurance;
  • ‪Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred.

‪Essential Skills

  • ‪Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of evidenced based drug and alcohol treatment.
  • ‪Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • ‪Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • ‪Highly self-motivated.
  • Dedication to high quality clinical services and
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to an ever-changing work atmosphere
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to fulfill a variety of duties and responsibilities in a small and dynamic setting

If you are interested, please your resume and a cover letter to: Matthew Tatum (

Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team

From our certified therapists and nurses to our emotional support animal "Cooper", our entire team is dedicated to the health and success of our clients throughout our program and beyond.

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