Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Compensation: $27-$29/hr
  • Required Qualifications:
  • City/State: San Francisco, CA

For over 50 years, our organization has been dedicated to promoting social justice by providing support services to predominantly low-income people of color throughout San Francisco. We aim to empower our community, ensuring it is clean, safe, and healthy, with a strong focus on addressing the root causes of unemployment and homelessness as well as advocating for basic human rights. We are currently seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor to join our team on a contract-to-hire basis.

**Position Overview:**

The Substance Abuse Counselor plays a crucial role in our organization, providing counseling and case management to clients receiving services in the Bayview methadone clinic. As a full-time, non-exempt position, you will report directly to the Assistant Director of Substance Use Services (SUDS). This position offers an opportunity for a temporary-to-hire contract with a competitive salary.

**Key Responsibilities:**

  • Conduct assessments and manage a caseload of clients in the methadone clinic.
  • Develop treatment plans and monitor progress towards achieving them.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Provide case management and make appropriate referrals.
  • Maintain accurate clinical records and enter data into relevant databases.
  • Maintain a minimum productivity level of at least 60% billable hours per contract standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of SUDS.


  • Substance Abuse Counselor Certification, with experience working with individuals struggling with addiction.
  • At least two years of experience providing substance abuse treatment, case management, or working in a behavioral health setting.
  • Proficiency in motivational enhancement therapy.
  • Experience with Methasoft data entry and Medi-Cal services is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of community resources for referrals, including housing, medical treatment, education, employment opportunities, and legal assistance.
  • A passion for serving underserved individuals.
  • Ability to work in a collegial, team-oriented environment.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in our community and meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply for this temporary-to-hire Substance Abuse Counselor position. Join us in our mission to empower and support those in need.


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance