DATE: March 10, 2020

POSITION: Substance Abuse Counselor III (Regular Full Time)

SHIFT: Tuesday – Saturday @ 2pm to 11pm

LOCATION: Flossie Lewis – Long Beach, CA

DUTIES: The Counselor 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.

Duties consist of developing and maintaining individualized records of client progress and participation in treatment including admission and discharge, individual group, family, vocational (both individual and group) literacy training, and other occasions as appropriate. Functions as Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA), completing ASAM criteria, and approving treatment plans, etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position.  Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Must have completed Master’s Degree (MSW/MFT) and Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) registration.

Expected to meet the requirements of Counselor I and Counselor II: Oversee daily program activities, identify a crisis, make clinical decisions, conduct and facilitate specialty groups and capable of training, coaching, and mentoring staff.

Must have valid California driver’s license and liability insurance if driving personal vehicle on BHS business. Vision, hearing, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination must be adequate for performance of job duties. Able to sit at desk, use keyboard, write and physically perform other job duties. Able to move about the facility to observe clients and staff. Specific qualifications may vary based on assignment.

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". 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 15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required