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Counselor On-Call- SUD (1694)

  2019-03-14     Encompass Community Services     Santa Cruz County  


Encompass Community Services has been serving Santa Cruz County since 1973, providing a broad spectrum of evidence-based, outcome-driven social services that support the mental, educational and social well-being of 7,000 children, individuals and families annually. As the largest community-based, nonprofit human services provider in Santa Cruz County ($27M annual budget), we deliver quality, culturally competent, cost-effective services through our continuum of programs.  


Whether you are a seasoned professional looking for part time work, or just starting your career in counseling and social work, we have an on-call Counselor job for you! Encompass will train you to provide a host of services at our residential mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. 

The on-call Counselor is available to work as needed to cover counseling shifts that include insuring the safety and well-being of the residents and the facility and supports the program operations. Some of the assignments require bilingual English & Spanish ability. 

We are looking for individuals who have direct experience working with people who struggle with substance use disorders, as well as individuals with a passion to serve this population. We are looking for On-Call Counselors with the skill and ability to work with clients who have multiple complex health needs and who are able to manage multiple tasks. On-Call Counselors have the flexibility to work at both sites: Santa Cruz Residential is a 30-bed, residential treatment program providing comprehensive recovery services to men and women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Si Se Puede is a 23-bed, residential treatment program providing comprehensive recovery service to men with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Services are provided in English and Spanish.  


• Be available on-call as needed. 

• Insure adequate security for program residents and property during specific shift hours. 

• Responsible for managing client behavioral and/or medical issues and facility or natural emergencies while on duty. 

• May provide therapeutic crisis management. 

• May provide therapeutic intervention services based on best practices & selected evidence based practices for mental health or substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders. 

• Services may include administrative functions in support of clients and their families, evaluation, assessment, counseling, and/or assisting in the implementation of appropriate treatment plan and/or the facilitation of individual, group, family, and crisis counseling. 

• File maintenance, dispense of medications, incident reporting, shift change reporting, household duties as required. • General security checks, headcounts. • Comply with regulatory requirements. 

• Respond to emails in a timely manner. 

• Communicate effectively and ability to use current technology in the following areas: case notes, incident reports, correspondence with community service providers. 


• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred (not required) 

• High school diploma or GED, some college preferred 

• 1+ year of related or lived experience 

• Ability to work independently, manage time well 

• Valid driver’s license/DMV background clearance 

• Registered/Certified Addiction Specialist required (Completed in pre-hire process) 

• Electronic Health Record (EHR) Competency (Training Available with on-boarding) 

• Computer literacy  

If you require assistance applying on-line, we have computer terminals available at our 380 Encinal Street, Suite 200 office in Santa Cruz, Tel: 831-469-1700, and at our 225 Westridge Drive location in Watsonville, Tel: 831-724-3885. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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