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Job Title Substance Abuse Counselor / Case Manager
Req Number 48172BR
Job Code 9341
Payroll Title Social Work Associate
Location 1930 Market Street
Department Psychiatry SFGH / Alliance Health Project
Work Days Monday – Friday 8:30 am–5:00 pm—may work one night a week 12:30–9:00 pm
Shift Length 8 Hours
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Substance Abuse Counselor / Case Manager

The Alliance Health Project (AHP) provides a wide range of mental health services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as members of the LGBTQ community living with serious mental health challenges. AHP also provides publications and trainings for health care professionals and volunteers. Since AHP’s founding in 1984, AHP has served thousands of clients, counselors and clinicians, justifying its reputation as one of the leading HIV and LGBTQ mental health agencies in San Francisco — a reputation achieved by anticipating and addressing the challenges of the communities AHP serves.

The Substance Abuse Counselor / Case Manager position is part of the Behavioral Health Services team at the 1930 Market Street Service Center and is responsible for providing substance use services and case management to individuals and groups who have severe mental illness and/or are living with HIV/AIDS. This position is part of a larger multidisciplinary behavioral health services team that includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, therapists, substance counselors and case managers and a psychologist.

SFGH is dedicated to providing services that integrates medical, psychiatric, and addiction treatment. SFGH is the largest provider of acute psychiatric care and the only San Francisco provider of psychiatric emergency care.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in social work from a program approved by the Council on Social Work Education, or related field of Social Service, Counseling, Psychology and one year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Within one year of employment, successful completion of San Francisco Department of Public Health Involuntary Hold 5150 certification training, and maintaining continuous certification
  • One year of experience in assessing and managing the psychosocial needs of persons with HIV/AIDS and with persons identifying as LGBTQ, including case management and substance use counseling
  • One year of direct clinical experience in the treatment of multiply diagnosed clients (mental health conditions, substance abuse, medical issues, etc.)
  • One year of experience in facilitating groups with multiply diagnosed clients
  • Professional experience in a related case management and/or substance use counseling work
  • A preliminary job offer and assignment may be extended pending successful background clearance

Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified, or registered, as Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) or other addiction-related certification through the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE)
  • One year of experience working within a multidisciplinary team
  • One year of experience coordinating care with service providers in a collaborative, care-coordination capacity
  • Fluent in Spanish, with written and verbal proficiency and past professional experience utilizing Spanish in clinical work
  • Familiar with Avatar and Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal systems of care, LCR, eClinicalWorks, ARIES
  • Experience with documenting according to Medi-Cal standards in Avatar, both Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal systems
  • Understanding of psychosocial issues facing the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities
  • Experience working within Harm Reduction treatment models, utilizing Motivational Interviewing interventions
  • Familiar with hospital-based case management services, linkage and/or intensive case management services
  • Sensitivity to working with cultural, ethnic, and racial issues
  • Understanding and experience working with severe mental illness
  • Ability to work independently in non-office based and community settings in intensive case management work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in reliability and attendance


  • Within one year of employment, successful completion of San Francisco Department of Public Health Involuntary Hold 5150 certification training, and maintaining continuous certification