Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a non-for-profit, community-based health care organization, providing substance abuse, mental health, drug-free transitional living, family preservation, prevention and Family Health Center and other related health services to the residents of Southern California.

DATE:                                    September 29, 2017


POSITION:                            Substance Abuse Counselor I/II



LOCATION:                          Pacifica House  -   Hawthorne, CA


DUTIES:                                 The Counselor I/II/III works as a member of the treatment team, coordinating program services, and maintaining the well-being of clients and the integrity of the program. 


QUALIFICATIONS:             Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position.  Qualifications may be subject to modification based in the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Bilingual abilities may be required within certain BHS programs. High school diploma or equivalency.

Counselor I- Registered  or enrolled in  a state-recognized chemical dependency counselor. or progress towards AOD . Maintain registration thereafter, and to complete certification within the specified time subsequent to registration, will result in loss of employment.

Counselor II-Required current certification number issued from a statewide or nationwide credentialing body   (i.e. CCAPP, CAADE) received upon completion of passing the California Certification exam. Two years supervised experience working in substance abuse and/or a related field.  Failure to maintain certification will result in result in loss of employment


Recovering individuals must have a minimum two years clean, sober and abstinent to be considered for employment.


APPLICATIONS:                  Current BHS employees who are interested in this position may apply by submitting an "Employee Request for Transfer" following the instructions shown on the form.  The request must be received no later than the closing date of this recruitment.  Internal applicants will be accepted after that time only if other applications are still being accepted and considered.

Other applicants may email resume to or FAX (310)679-4621, or apply in person at the above address.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


CLOSING DATE:                  Post for at least seven calendar days from above date.



BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.