DATE: November 17, 2022

POSITION: Substance Abuse Counselor I/II (Regular Full Time)

SHIFT:  Monday – Friday @ 7am – 4pm

LOCATION:  Patterns – Hawthorne, CA  

DUTIES:  The Counselor I/II 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.

Counselor I – High school diploma or equivalency. Registered and enrolled in a state-recognized chemical dependency counselor certification program or progress towards AOD, with six months’ substance abuse experience or Bachelor’s and registered with state or nationwide approved credentialing body (i.e. CCAPP, CADTP).

Counselor II: High school diploma or equivalency. Required current certification number issued from a statewide or nationwide credentialing body (i.e. CCAPP, CADTP) received upon completion of passing the California Certification exam. Two years supervised experience working in substance abuse and/or a related field.

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 the above address.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.