Recovery Counselor – Stars Behavioral Health Group – Orange, CA

Orange, CA, USA Req #2011

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.
We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.

JOB SUMMARY: The Recovery Counselor is a para-professional treatment team member who is responsible for providing direct care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the clients through direct and indirect physical and verbal interaction. Duties are performed under direct supervision of the Program Manager, or designee in most cases, but some tasks are accomplished independently.


Applicants must have attained the age of 18 years of age

Employment is contingent on:


High School Diploma


Minimum of one year of full-time experience performing non-professional, consumer directed services in a mental health, health care or social service agency.

License or Certification

Certification as Nurse’s Assistant (optional)

Valid California Driver’s License – may be required

Valid California Class “B” Driver’s License preferred.

First Aid certification from persons qualified by agencies including but not limited to the American Red Cross.

Specialized Skills

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously and persistently mentally ill clients, other staff and the public.

Knowledge of co-occurring disorder supports, employment resources, and experience serving individuals living with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

Experience and skills associated with being a disabled person helping other disabled people.

Physical Requirements

Ability to visually and audibly assess client’s behavior and needs.


Assaultive clients

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)

Operation of company vehicle.


Demonstrated use of CSI.

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.

Demonstrated safe driving record with DMV and attendance at vehicle orientation.


  • Promotes and assists clients with self-help skills in the areas of eating, hygiene and
    grooming and other activity or nursing activities.

  • Monitors client’s attendance at assigned activities and maximizes client participation through appropriate motivational techniques.

  • Conducts and assists both large and small activity groups and outings independently but under the supervision of the Program Manager or his/her designee.

  • Conducts and assists both large and small activity groups and outings independently but
    under the supervision of the Program Manager or his/her designee.

  • Encourages client’s interaction and socialization with other peers, providing feedback to clients on appropriate behavior while acting as a role model.

  • Accurately documents in writing each client’s attendance and response to activity and therapeutic groups or individual counseling in the individual medical record.

  • Attends and actively participates in Treatment Team meetings.

  • Visually and audibly observes and reports on client’s physical and psychiatric conditions

  • Reports significant changes to the Program Manager while documenting those observations in writing in the medical record.

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • A unique environment – we’re an employee owned organization!
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement

Other details

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