Substance Abuse Counselor – Esperanza Shelter

Posted on 01. Dec, 2014 by in Jobs

Job Title: Substance Abuse Counselor

Program: Residential Shelter

Reports to: Residential Services Coordinator

Hours:  40 hours per week, variable

Pay Range: $17-$19 per hour, medical/dental benefits available; paid leave; employer-sponsored retirement plan.

DESCRIPTION: The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for providing therapeutic support and intervention of adult survivors of domestic violence who are dealing with substance abuse issues.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in counseling or social work. Current NM LADAC/LISW or LADAC/LPCC license to practice in field of expertise; bi-lingual preferred, minimum of 2 years experience in working with substance abuse issues and domestic violence survivors. Must obtain NCIC Clearance. Ability to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality.


  1. Provides clinical counseling services to individuals dealing with substance abuse issues, mental health and domestic
  2. Provides Crisis emergency I intervention services to adult survivors of domestic
  3. Conducts interviews for intake, assessment, and recommends
  4. Develops plans for service, treatment, and termination on a short/long term
  5. Prepares clinical paperwork for the adult’s case record including; assessments, contact notes, plans and goals, termination reports, and other paperwork, as
  6. Builds relationships and makes appropriate referrals to local sobering center, in-patient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment
  7. Builds relationships and makes appropriate referrals to partner community mental health
  8. Facilitates residential and non-residential sobriety support
  9. Attends staff meetings and other professional meetings at the
  10. Maintains confidentiality and keep confidential records consistent with state and federal requirements and agency
  11. Confers about cases in clinical supervision as provided by
  12. Serves as an advocate for adults and Esperanza when coordinating with community service providers and other
  13. Adheres to the clinical standards of professional conduct and Code of
  14. Ability to understand and complete reporting requirements for data compliance pertaining to billing and data collection

If interested, please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to: or  
Executive Director, PO Box 5701, Santa Fe, NM 87502

(Position will remain open until filled.)

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