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Substance Use Disorder (SUD/AOD) Counselor - Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health

Company: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health
Location: Fresno
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health is growing!

We are currently hiring a team of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors and Healthcare Technicians for our new six-bed residential detox facility opening in August 2022!

If you are a hard-working professional who is passionate about mental health and caring for others, we invite you to apply!


SUD Counselors will provide ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessments, treatment planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual client needs while enhancing the quality of patient management and satisfaction. SUD Counselors act as the central receiver of pertinent clinical data and work closely with the Program Manager in the formulation of treatment planning, immediately responding to a crisis and planning for the needs of clients to ensure efficacy of service delivery. SUD Counselors must be extremely dedicated and flexible, maintaining the availability to respond while on call for an emergency with an openness for potential scheduling changes when client needs dictate them (example: weekend availability required). SUD Counselors are to always promote the continuity of care through integrating individualized case management, weekly reviews and discharge planning.


  • Completes admissions/intakes for new clients
  • Communicate weekly with family &/or referral sources regarding client progress and/or changes (as allowed via client consent)
  • Compose and enter daily progress notes & group notes for clients
  • Facilitate transportation when required
  • Participate in scheduled site visits
  • Crisis Intervention as needed
  • Documentation and treatment plan reviews
  • Prepare group materials and researching new methodologies for inclusion in group and individual sessions
  • Assess and make recommendations regarding clients level of care & continuing/aftercare, following up to monitor aftercare recommendations
  • Conduct family meetings
  • Manage clients budget
  • Conduct daily educational and/or experiential client groups
  • Create and implement client's schedule into program and communicate client's needs to treatment team
  • Coordinate admissions and discharges with the Program Manager
  • Attend all mandatory clinical and staff meetings and required company trainings
  • Collaborate with Program Manager regarding any and all actions for clients
  • Abide by all DHCS, Agency, JCAHO and all state and federal governing agencies' regulations
  • Maintain active drug & alcohol certification/license through a DHCS-approved certifying organization
  • Attend industry related workshops, trainings, and conferences for professional development (prior approval required)
  • Other duties as assigned


    We are the Central Valley's premier behavioral health treatment provider. Our portfolio includes the following companies: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, providing behavioral healthcare for adults through our 12-bed inpatient mental health program & robust outpatient programs and a 6-bed detox residential facility; Ascend Behavioral Health, where we offer a 6-bed inpatient program as well as a high quality outpatient mental healthcare for adolescents, Touchstone Recovery Center, a thriving outpatient substance abuse program for adults and adolescents, and Sierra Meadows Foundation, our not-for-profit free counseling center and training facility. Founded in 2019, our companies have experienced steady and consistent growth in the Fresno/Clovis area.

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    Sierra Meadows Behavioral Heath exists to help restore hope in the lives of those affected by mental health conditions. We provide counseling for depression, anxiety, and behavioral health conditions. In life we will all experience pain, both great and small. At times our pain becomes unbearable and turns to suffering. Our mission at Sierra Meadows is to help our patients through the pain that life brings so that we can alleviate the suffering they are experiencing.


    Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health provides counseling therapy to adult men and women with a wide range of mental health conditions. Our residential treatment programs serve those who are having difficulty coping in their home environment due to heightened mental health or substance use symptoms. This includes those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, moderate eating disorders, and more.

    • Current certification through a licensed certified board of alcohol and drug counseling educator or registered RADT-1
    • One to three years of experience as an AOD/SUD Counselor and/or Case Manager with strong professional references attesting to a high degree of clinical sophistication
    • Specific knowledge helpful in process addiction and treatment resources
    • Advanced assessment, treatment planning, discharge planning, and documentation skills
    • Knowledge of treatment and referral community
    • Knowledge of dual diagnosis treatment practices including non-pharmacological symptoms management techniques

      Other Requirements: Obtain CPR/First Aid Certification, TB test, health screening, negative drug test, Flu/Covid-Vaccination upon hire, medical clearance to work, pass pre-employment drug screenings. PI189447174

Keywords: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, Fresno , Substance Use Disorder (SUD/AOD) Counselor - Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, Other , Fresno, California

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