Position: Addiction Counselor

Reports To: Program Director

Education: Masters Degree; CADC; CAADAC; or CCAPP Registration Required

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Counselors of the Henry Ohlhoff House, a treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction, provide

counseling services, group and individual, to clients in the program. The Counselor is also responsible

for all clinical work and administrative responsibilities required in maintaining the records of the clients.

The counselor is to represent the Ohlhoff Agency and the recovery community and to uphold the highest

ethical standards of the profession.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct adult, individual, family and/or group counseling sessions.

  • Attend individual supervision sessions with Clinical Supervisor and Program Director on a weekly basis, including weekly staff meetings.

  • Conducts assessments/intakes with prospective clients as necessary, including counseling sessions, process groups, educational groups, mindfulness practices, and leading clients to off-site activities as directed.

  • To be present, observe and document when a client picks up prescribed medications.

  • Coordinate treatment plan with all members of the treatment team; including Clinical Team,

  • Program Director, counselors, case managers and intern counselors.

  • Perform routine verification, assessment, collection, and documentation of all clients’ fees for services pursuant to the Henry Ohlhoff House, policies and procedures.

  • Prepare and complete progress notes and records for all individual client sessions and groups.

  • Keep track of clients’ insurance managed health care records, admissions, discharges, fees collections. Contact insurance companies and review clients’ coverage with clinical information.

  • Return clients’ and potential clients’ phone calls and e-mails, daily.

Must be able to sit for a minimum of 6 hours daily, perform rapid repetitive motions of

hands/wrists/arms for 1 hour daily, stand and walk for 1 hour daily. Ability to lift and/or carry 20

lbs of charts, files, boxes occasionally.

Job Type: Full-Time, 32-35 hours per week, and on-call availability for clinical emergencies

Job Start Date: Immediately

Application Process: Email cover letter, resume, and two letters of professional recommendation to jallanson@ohlhoff.org AND estevens@ohlhoff.org. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared for reference checks and at least two in-person interviews before the final selection.

*Please note that we are hiring for a position that will be available at the end of May 2019 and will not have an opening before that time.*


Ohlhoff Recovery Programs is proud to serve as a practicum and internship training site to students in psychology and counseling graduate programs throughout the Bay Area. We accept students pursuing MSW degrees, MFT degrees, Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling, CAADAC, or other drug and alcohol counseling certifications who wish to learn about dual diagnosis, the spiritual basis of recovery, the social model of reintegration into the community, and multi-cultural issues. Ohlhoff Recovery Programs serves a diverse client population with differing levels of treatment needs. We provide students a specialized training program within a variety of treatment components. These include our 6-month residential programs for working men, our 30-day primary residential program for adults, and our intensive outpatient treatment programs for adults and adolescents. In addition, we work closely with the Wellness Centers at a number of high schools in San Francisco.

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with staff in an interdisciplinary treatment setting, where they will attend weekly treatment team meetings. They will receive training on the interaction between substance use and mental health issues, information on psychiatric treatment of dual disorders, and the 12-Step approach to treatment of substance abuse. Qualifying students will have the ability to administer and interpret psychological test batteries in many of our components.

Please submit a CV/resume, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation to Elissa Stevens at estevens@ohlhoff.org.

CVs and resumes are accepted from students from December 15th through April 1st.

The practicum/internship begins in July and ends in June. Students spend twenty hours per week at their site providing individual, group, and family counseling. Students receive one hour per week of individual supervision by a licensed psychologist, two hours per week of group supervision and weekly didactic trainings in a variety of chemical dependency and mental health issues.

Thank you for taking an interest in our agency as a prospective field placement. Please download our brochure for more information or feel free to call Elissa Stevens at (415) 575-1100 ext. 590 with any questions you might have regarding practicum/internship opportunities at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs.


If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (415) 621-4388 or toll free at (877) 477-4543 or email aprince@ohlhoff.org with your resume and a cover letter describing how much time you can commit and why you are interested in our program.

It is the policy of Ohlhoff Recovery Programs to provide equal opportunity in employment and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, Veteran status (including Vietnam-era or disabled Veteran status), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV/AIDS status, domestic partner status or any other non-job related factor. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training activities protected by Federal or State law, such as filing a complaint of discrimination, or assisting in a discrimination investigation.