Substance Abuse Counselor

HealthRIGHT 360 is seeking full-time Substance Use Disorder Counselors for our residential program located on the campus of Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in the Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, CA. The program is contracted with Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) program for residential drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services for up to 99 adult men and women.

The SUD Counselor is responsible for facilitating patient education and group counseling sessions. They work in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure best possible treatment outcome for the client. We work with high-risk populations from a variety of backgrounds providing trauma-informed care aimed at reducing the harmful impacts of substance use. Our programs are open and welcoming to adult participants of any gender identity.


  • Compensation range of $23-28.50/hr. based on experience, registration/licensed status
  • Robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 15 paid holidays, floating holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
  • Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
  • Training and professional development opportunities within large, newer program
  • Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a difference every day in the work that you do
  • Various shift schedules available


  • This is a union position onsite in Los Angeles
  • The Substance Use Counselor works as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment team


  • Registration or Certification with drug and alcohol counseling organization recognized by DHCS
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a substance abuse treatment or community mental health setting
  • Experience or willingness to work with vulnerable populations in a residential program
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and internet applications
  • In compliance with the California Department of Public Health’s mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Ability to work full-time and a partial weekend (Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday)
  • Must not be on active parole or probation


  • Maintain an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use treatment and mental health treatment
  • Facilitate patient education and group counseling sessions, carefully tracking client progress
  • Utilize trauma informed care while applying motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and evidence-based practices
  • Maintain compliance with all clinical documentation
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the treatment team including the Case Manager, Clinical Therapist, Medical, and Psychiatrist

HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need. We do this by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, substance use disorder treatment.

HealthRIGHT 360 offers residential treatment services designed to serve individuals and families with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program helps clients address addiction and related issues, increase skills, manage stressors, connect to supportive service, and build a foundation for lasting recovery. Residential programs run 24/7 and Individual and group therapy, family therapy, individualized case management, treatment planning, drug and alcohol counseling, Medication support services, and crisis intervention.
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