DATE:                     December 7, 2021

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

SHIFT:                    Sunday – Wednesday @ 12pm – 11pm

LOCATION:            American Recovery Center – Pomona, 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 on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bilingual abilities may be required within certain BHS programs. 

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.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a non-for-profit, community-based health care organization, whose mission is to transform lives by providing substance abuse, mental health, drug-free transitional living, family preservation, prevention and Family Health Center and other related health services to the residents of Southern California. If you are interested in being a part of this dynamic organization, please apply.

BENEFITS: BHS offers a full complement of benefits for eligible employees: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long & Short Term Disability and Life Insurance. 

APPLICATIONS: Applicants may email resume or fax to (310) 679-4621, or apply in person at

15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.