Bilingual Substance Use Counselor – Didi Hirsch – Glendale

Requisition Number 17-0052
Post Date 9/5/2017
Title Substance Use Counselor B/L- Armenian
Full Time/Part Time FT/Non-Exempt – Hourly
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Glendale
State CA


The Bilingual Substance Use Counselor will be responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services for individuals and families that address problems related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Job Duties

  • Conducts/facilitates individual and group substance abuse education and counseling sessions and provides routine case management including assessment, intake, crisis intervention, and exit interviews for adults or adolescents with a history of substance abuse.
  • Interfaces with such agencies as the Department of Mental Health, Department of Child and Family Services, criminal justice services, Public health and other related community agencies and resources to give and receive information relative to clients.
  • Maintains documentation of all counseling sessions, substance abuse services and other services; ensures compliance with Didi Hirsch policies and procedures, contracts and other regulatory agencies.
  • Developing and refining program curricula and materials.
  • Develops and maintains counselor skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education.
  • Attends and actively participates in all multidisciplinary team and staff meetings, community meetings and supervision/consultation.
  • Effectively collaborates with multidisciplinary team to ensure services are integrated and comprehensive.
Requirements Required Qualifications

To perform effectively in this position, the employee in this position is required to:

  • Certified in one of the state approved certification agencies for substance abuse.
  • Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  • Sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences.
  • Ability to work some evening hours and to arrange work schedule to the benefit of the program.
  • Have a working knowledge of case management and conducting/facilitating individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
  • Know and comply with Didi Hirsch Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH, and other state or federal regulations relating to program.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of all job specific skills to include: mental health programming, crisis intervention; documentation; group/individual counseling; multi-cultural and socio-economic issues.
  • Basic advocacy skills.
  • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Efficiently use the computer including word processing and electronic chart system software.
  • Ability to work varied hours including evenings as needed.
  • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions within policies and practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies
  • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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