SUD Counselor (San Diego)


Vista Hill Bridges North Central Regional Recovery Center (RRC) provides nonresidential alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and recovery services to Transition Age Youth (TAY) (18-25 y.o.), adults (26-59 y.o.) and older adults (60 y.o. and above) with alcohol and other drug-induced problems, including co-occurring mental health disorders. The Bridges RRC designed for adults seeking to make the personal changes necessary to live a clean & sober productive life. The structured treatment services provide the individual with counseling and support components that include case management services, individualized treatment and recovery plans, weekly group meetings & vocational assistance and aftercare follow-up services.

The program offers the recovery knowledge and tools to rebuild a healthy lifestyle. The program’s required participation is based on assessment and includes an initial diagnostic assessment. Clinical staff includes a licensed and licensed eligible mental health clinician, certified drug and alcohol counselors, Vocational Counselor, Outreach Workers and a consulting psychiatrist. Program services are offered in North Central San Diego Area.


The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor I is responsible for conducting individual sessions, and working with adult clients on the development of personal treatment/recovery programs. SUD Counselors provide clients with the tools necessary for successful substance use disorder recovery.

Facilitate AOD, educational and recovery groups, maintains individual progress notes and conducts random drug testing all with proper documentation.

Provide counseling to clients in a non-residential mental health or substance abuse program, compile end of the month stats and must have experience working with high risk adult parole/probation populations.

Interact with clients on a day-to-day basis in individual and/or group counseling, as well as engaging in rehabilitation activities from time-to-time.

Must be available to work schedules that may include day; evening and weekends to best meet the needs of the population served.


Must be a certified chemical dependency counselor or working toward a recognized State of California Alcohol and Drug certification; CAADAC, CASS or similar professional certificate.

Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and/or have a Master’s degree in related field & State of California Alcohol and Drug certification.

Must have two years of experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addiction.

Must possess and in-depth knowledge of substance abuse treatment methodologies and diagnostic techniques, familiarity with San Diego substance abuse services system.

Must be able to work with culturally diverse population.

Must be free of parole/probation for at least one year.

Must have a valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screening.

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 12:30pm-9pm.


This position receives full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (vacation and sick leave), paid holidays, and employer-paid pension.

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