Seeking a Drug and Alcohol Counselor- Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Are you looking for a great opportunity to start or continue your career in the non-profit sector and work with people who are caring, compassionate and enthusiastic about their jobs?

Huckleberry Youth Programs, one of the oldest and most respected non-profit agencies serving both San Francisco and Marin Counties is seeking a Bi-Lingual Psychotherapist for the Marin Substance Abuse Program- AdelanteHuckleberry’s mission is to educate, inspire, and support underserved youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams. Core beliefs underlying all our services include respecting and affirming the diversity of our clients, recognizing and understanding the value and dignity of young people and acknowledging their potential to become healthy, responsible adults. This position would be part of the clinical team, receiving weekly individual and group supervision as well as access to professional trainings.


Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) is a critical provider of essential safety net services for high-needs youth and their families in San Francisco and Marin County. For over 40 years, HYP has developed and maintained prevention programs that promote the health and well-being of underserved youth. HYP has approximately 50 employees and operates on a $4.5 million annual budget. We offer excellent employee benefits, including full medical/dental coverage and generous vacation time. HYP was named Youth Agency of the Year in 2010 by the National Network for Youth. For more information about our programs please go to our website at


  1. Provides individual, family and/or group counseling for substance use issues on-site or in the community (i.e. school, home) to a culturally and economically diverse client population with a primary focus on adolescents and young adults (12-25).
  2. Provide brief intervention counseling focused on decreasing or abstaining from substance use.
  3. Provide outpatient substance use treatment services to youth and families including individual, family and group counseling, intensive case management, support and linkage to community resources.
  4. Conduct client intake and assessment to identify treatment concerns.
  5. Develop, monitor, and implement treatment plans, goals and interventions.
  6. Maintain contact with other service providers to ensure that client’s needs are met as seamlessly as possible.
  7. Perform accurate and timely record-keeping and documentation.
  8. Participate in staff development activities including: individual supervision, group supervision, client review, clinical trainings and interdisciplinary meetings.
  9. Conduct outreach to community providers on an as needed basis.
  10. Provide back-up coverage to other departments as needed.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance at all times.
  2. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with agency policy and standards, and conforming to scheduling requirements of this job description and program.
  3. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  4. Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  5. 5. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the responsibility carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of youth and families.
  6. Maintains skills and cultural competence through appropriate professional training to meet program requirements.


  1. MSW/MA/doctoral degree in social work, counseling, or psychology (must be BBS registered or eligible to register) OR professional certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor.
  2. 2. Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.
  3. Experience offering substance abuse intervention, counseling and outpatient treatment required.
  4. At least one-year previous experience successfully working with a culturally and economically divergent client base with a primary focus on adolescents and young adults required.
  5. Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  6. Ability to work independently as well as part of a cohesive and culturally diverse team.
  7. Available for some evening hours.
  8. Be able to lift/carry up to 10 pounds unassisted on a regular basis.
  9. Criminal Justice clearance, recent TB Test & CPR/First Aid Certificate.
  10. Valid CA driver’s license, access to a car.

Huckleberry Youth Programs is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

How to apply

If interested in the position, please send resume and cover letter to J. Stevenson, Associate Executive Director Marin Programs, Huckleberry Youth Program, 361 3rd St, Suite G, San Rafael, CA 94901, fax 415-258-4943, or

San Rafael, California
Huckleberry Youth Programs
J. Stevenson
fax 415-258-4943
361 3rd St, Suite G, San Rafael, California, 94901, United States