Website Valley Health Associates
Addiction treatment center
Valley Health Associates (VHA) is a non-profit organization offering intervention, prevention, and treatment services for those suffering from opioid and alcohol use disorders Established in 1992, VHA has been assisting and advocating for youth and adults in Monterey County. Come join our growing team!
Schedule: This is a Non-Exempt, part-time or full-time position, averaging 32 – 40
hours per week or more as deemed necessary by Program Director and/or Director.
Purpose of the Position:
Provide counseling and case management services to incarcerated individuals diagnosed
with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and co-occurring Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or
Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team to
coordinate patient services and maintain the highest quality of care at the Monterey
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
I. CLINICAL DUTIES
● Coordinate patient care with other community agencies as needed.
● Ensure that all documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
● Maintain compliance with all Title 9, Title 22, CARF, DEA, and CSAT
● Maintain confidentiality of clinical records and privileged information.
● Crisis and emergency intervention, as needed.
● Assures timely communications with persons served, staff, and Monterey County
Jail. Works closely with the justice system, probation, and County Behavioral
● Maintain a caseload of participants; monitor and document recovery plan goals;
monthly progress notes.
● Provide individual and group counseling services to patients as part of
Medication Assisted Treatment according to Title 9 and Title 22 requirements.
● Conduct case management services. Casework will include performing ASAM Assessments; biopsychosocial assessments; creating treatment plans; crisis
intervention; developing benefit assistance; discharge planning; conducting
referrals and follow-up progress evaluations.
Services will be provided either in-person, by telephone or by telehealth.
● Understand the pharmacology and physiological effects of MAT
● Uphold the Organization and Program Code of Ethics.
● Work with other staff and patients in a respectful professional manner.
II. GENERAL PROGRAM RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES
● Alert program director to potential crises or urgent situations and/or incidents.
● Attend supervision and utilize scheduled individual meetings in a productive way.
● Bring issues of concern and/or importance to the program director and/or
outpatient manager for consultation.
● Maintain a professional work environment with attention to patient and staff
health and safety, by maintaining safety protocols, alerting management to unsafe
● Read and follow procedures as detailed in VHA’s policy manuals and program
policies and procedures.
● May perform special projects or other duties as assigned to assure the efficiency
and effectiveness of the program.
III. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
● Attend all required training and in-services
● Maintain professional licenses/certificates
● High School Diploma
● Current CCAPP, CAADE, or CADTP certification. Must
be certified by one of the listed accreditation bodies.
● Understanding, and experience in the area of drug, alcohol, and opioid treatment
● Understanding of theories and etiology for clients with co-occurring disorders
such as Serious Mental Illness and/or Serious Emotional Disturbance.
● Knowledge of various psychological theories and appropriate techniques for
working with incarcerated populations.
● Working knowledge of applicable portions of Title 9, CARF requirements, and
● Background Check with security clearance to work inside jail setting.
● Ability to observe, evaluate, document, and communicate verbally and in writing;
use of a computer to input observations and required documentation
● Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, recovery, the 12-step
recovery process, and the effect of alcohol and drugs within family systems.
● Knowledge of Community Resources.
Ability to communicate and lead in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
● Bilingual preferred but not required.
● Cognitive and intellectual capacity to comprehend and administer organization &
Clinic policies and procedures.
● Personal and intellectual ability to collaborate and organize effectively.
● Physical ability to safely perform job functions with or without the aid of
● Manual dexterity and gross motor skills are sufficient to operate a computer or
manually complete required documentation in a legible and timely manner.
● Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a language that can be readily
understood by the majority of the Clinic’s patients, staff, and funders.
● Ability to effectively perform job responsibilities in a high-stress environment.
● Ability to utilize efficient, productive work habits
● Establish appropriate priorities for timely and accurate completion of tasks.
● Complete all work within expected time frames.
● Consistently respond positively, with creative problem solving, to changing work
environment demands and pressures.
● Identify problems proactively and offer constructive suggestions for corrective
To apply, please download and prepare the job application below and submit it with your resume with cover letter and all other pertinent materials by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (831-424-9717) for consideration for our open positions.