Detox Intake Counselor

  • San Mateo, CA
  • Full Time
  • Palm Avenue
  • Entry Level

Who are we?

Horizon Services, Inc. (HSI) is a nonprofit established in 1974 with the goal of reducing substance use related challenges for people from all walks of life, including those from some of the most disenfranchised and marginalized communities. We practice our values of Integrity, Respect, Diversity, and Quality to provide residential treatment, withdrawal management, and sobering programs to support the well-being of women, men, youth, LGBTQ, and BIPOC clients to live healthy, fulfilling and constructive lives. HSI is an inclusive workplace and a learning community where our collective experiences enrich each other’s growth.

How can you make a difference in people’s lives?

In this role, you’ll make a difference in the lives of people with substance use challenges, and often with co-occurring conditions. You’ll use and grow your skills in compassionate care, crisis intervention and de-escalation, in a supportive and inclusive work environment. You’ll have the opportunity to help people who are just discovering possibilities in their journey, going from a place of hopelessness to a place where they are valued and have the potential for a better life.

As an Detox Intake Counselor, maintain a positive welcoming client centered approach with all incoming clients. Perform daily client admissions, transfers and discharges. Provide referral services information to our clients, maintaining positive working relationships with our community providers. Develop client-centered treatment/discharge plans and work collaboratively with Licensed Clinician to determine Medical Necessity for treatment under DMC-ODS WM3.2

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Experience of evidence-based SUD and mental health practices including co-occurring disorders.
  • Certified/Registered with a Substance Use state certifying body (CAADE/CCAPP/CADTP) in California
  • Previous experience working in the behavioral health care field preferred
  • Previous experience working with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude of Drug Medi Cal standards and Regulations
  • Must be computer literate in multi-tiered programs (Electronic Health Records) and Microsoft Office
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience/knowledge with county agencies, and other healthcare agencies, highly desirable

Shift available:  All 3 shifts

What else is required?

  • Valid California driver’s license with a good driving record and car insurance.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificate desirable.
  • Fingerprinting/drug testing required at time of hire.
  • Current flu vaccine/flu shot.
  • The California Department of Public Health has required that all staff in healthcare organization receive the COVID 19 vaccination by September 30, 2021. Our organization is a healthcare organization and will abide by this mandate.


Compensation and Benefits

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time and part time employees over 20 hours per week.

  • 100% of medical, dental, Life and LTD for the employee and 50% for any dependents medical and dental coverage. 
  • PTO and Holiday pay.
  • Retirement benefits after 6 months of service.
  • Training and CEU opportunities.

And of course, the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a team of mindful, caring and passionate people at work every day!


Salary:  $22 - $26 based on experience and qualifications. Available for a full-time position.


Horizon Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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