If you want to build on your abilities with a strong organization while making a significant impact on people’s lives, you should consider a career with Community Human Services. We are Monterey County’s largest and most comprehensive provider of human services.

Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our consumers and community while contributing to the development of our employees. Ongoing training and attention to your development prepare you to succeed. Your achievements and leadership are rewarded by advancement opportunities; we desire to promote people from within our organization.

CHS provides a competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical (100% for employees, 50% for dependents)
  • Dental (100% for employees, 50% for dependents)
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employer-matched 403B
  • Paid sick leave, holidays and vacation

submit application

To apply for a position at CHS, send a completed application and resume with cover letter via email or post. Please include job title and reference number in your cover letter or email subject line.

send to:

Rosie Angulo
Administrative Services Manager
Community Human Services

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3076, Monterey, CA 93942
Phone: 831-658-3811
Fax: 831-658-3815

Current Job Openings

Full-Time Counselor II – Genesis House

Counselor II at Genesis House provides drug treatment services to clients and their families, including treatment planning, individual and group counseling, education and case management. Oversees the general safety and well-being of clients through appropriate counseling relationships. Performs a variety of administrative duties as assigned by the Program Officer and/or the Counselor III.

Essential duties include: Administer assessment via the ASI (Addiction Severity Index) of new clients which provides valuable information regarding the nature of the client’s problem. Develops treatment plan and upon completion of treatment develops a discharge plan and an aftercare plan. Updates client files weekly with Progress Notes, Case Review, and Individual sessions. Documents participation in treatment in client files weekly. Makes and coordinates referrals to social service agencies for ancillary support services. Facilitates weekly counseling and educational groups as assigned. Supervises clients during recovery events and other outings in the community. Makes monthly reports, written and oral, to referral sources such as Probation, State Parole, Court Drug Programs, Department of Social and Employment Services, etc. Meets with social service providers to coordinate service plans. Administers random urinalysis on clients. Encourages and supports clients in becoming gainfully employed. Assists clients in obtaining drug free housing upon completion of program. Conducts oneself as a professional and follows all applicable policies and procedures. Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings and clinical staffing. Supervises distribution of medications for clients. Transports clients to appointments when needed. Provides program description and give tours to prospective clients and/or social service providers and the public at large. Facilitates Face-To-Face meetings between clients. Be available to deliver and pick-up medications for clients when transporter is not available. Be available for weekend and evening shifts.

Minimum qualifications:  Certified addictions counselor or intern (acceptable to State requirements). Knowledge of individual and group behavior and counseling techniques. Demonstrated problem solving skills, clinical skills and ability to work effectively in varied situations. Ability to assess the therapeutic needs of clients. Ability to plan, organize and accomplish work assignments independently and as a member of the team. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in English. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Basic computer skills. Valid California driver’s license and auto insurance required. CPR/First Aid certificate required.

Starting pay $3,308 - $3,646 month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.

Mental Health Clinician – Genesis House

A Full –Time Mental Health Clinician is needed at the Genesis House in Seaside. Provides individual, group and family therapy to residents of Monterey County. Conducts intakes and assessments, develops treatment plans, recommends appropriate interventions and requests re-authorization of services when appropriate. Knowledge of Avatar and Medi-Cal standards desirable. Clinician Trainee $3,100-$3,418/month, DOE. Clinician I (AMFT, ASW or APCC intern) $4,134-$4,558/month, DOE. Clinician II (LMFT, LCSW or LPCC) $5,053-5,571/month, DOE. Additional 5% if bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package. AA/EOE.

Full-Time Counselor II – Street Outreach Program

Full-Time Counselor II – Street Outreach Program

Provides outreach services to run away, homeless, and other high-risk street youth; serves as a referral source for services that provide food, clothing, transportation, medical and dental, housing, vocational training, academic or GED programs; provides informal and street based counseling; provides supervision of youth during drop-in hours; maintains detailed documentation of client activity; may be scheduled to work evenings and weekends; attends mandatory weekly program meetings.

Essential duties include Provide outreach services and outreach counseling for runaway, homeless, and other high-risk street youth. Develops and implements plan of outreach services to run away, homeless, and other high-risk street youth. Assist with the development of contacts with all appropriate referral sources including those that provide food, clothing, transportation, medical and dental services, housing, vocational training, academic or GED programs. Compiles necessary documentation of client activities and data collection such as monthly stats, and quarterly reports. Acts as a liaison with law enforcement and social services providers in the community. Provides informal counseling and helps arrange individual and family in-clinic counseling for street youth when appropriate. Supervises youth in facility during drop-in hours. Provides safe transportation for clients when appropriate. Facilitates weekly drop-in breakfast and dinner for youth. Works collaboratively with other counselors and staff.

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, psychology or social work. Requires resourcefulness and flexibility in working with a diverse population of clients. Ability to work with and build relationships high-risk youth and their families. Required to function within defined limits, subject to direct and detailed instruction, but must be able to work responsibly and spontaneously in an outreach setting. Must have two years’ experience working with youth in the counseling; psychology or social work field. Ability to transport youth. A valid California driver’s license and insurance are required.


Starting pay $3,308 - $3,646 a month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.

Support Nurse / LVN – Off Main Clinic

Support Nurse / LVN – Off Main Clinic

Nurse at Off Main Clinic dispenses methadone in accordance with State and Federal regulations and Agency policies; maintains accurate records of all methadone received and dispensed in accordance with DEA ( Drug Enforcement Agency) requirements, takes clients vital signs as needed during admissions, annuals and consultations; maintains adequate inventory of all medical inventory of all medications and supplies and interfaces with pharmacies, laboratories, and other related businesses; assists in the coordination of patient care with jails, hospitals and other methadone clinics; will be scheduled to work weekends and holidays; attends regular staff meetings and participates in program and agency trainings.

Essential duties include Assesses each patient quickly for opiate abuse and alcohol intoxication before dispensing methadone. Dispenses methadone according to state and federal regulations and CARF standards and obtain verbal orders when needed. Prints daily/monthly dispensing reports. Maintains drug inventory; orders clinical supplies; maintains equipment in working order and coordinates regular servicing. Communicates pertinent information regarding patients to program director, counselors and medical contract staff as needed. Obtains urine specimens and prepares specimens to send to the lab; records specimen results in computer and distributes hard copy specimen results to counselors. Obtains vital signs for new patients and annuals to be seen by Doctor. Places PPD tests and gives CXR referrals as ordered; enters PPD and CXR results into patient charts. Documents patients’ medication and routes to doctor for approval. Sets up and enrolls temporary transfers and discharges temporary transfers according to clinic procedures. Maintains log of new patients and annuals. Writes incident reports as needed. Participates in continuing quality improvement processes and evaluating the effectiveness of the program; Attends program and agency staff meetings. Enforces the policies and procedures of the Off Main Clinic and Community Human Services.

Minimum qualifications must be a Licensed RN, LVN, or Psych. Tech. Have CPR and first aid certification. Two years clean and sober if in recovery. Basic computer skills and ability to learn technology. Oral and written communications skills and ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff and medical professionals. Crisis intervention skills and ability to perform in crisis situations. Ability to exercise appropriate judgment and decision making. Ability to be flexible and adaptable in any given situation. Ability to work effectively under stress and conflict. Ability to work as member or treatment team. Ability to take direction and work under general supervision. Ability to work effectively and responsibly in outpatient setting. Oral and written fluency in English language. Valid California driver’s license. Automobile insurance. TB clearance (at initial hire and annually thereafter).

*Part-Time rate of pay $27.01 per hour, plus an additional 5% if bilingual. (20-25 hours a week)


Full-Time Counselor II – Off Main Clinic

Counselor II at Off Main Clinic provides individual case management to patients on methadone maintenance or detoxification; serves as primary team member for the development of individualized treatment plans; provides education to individuals and families; provides individual, group and family counseling as outlined in patient treatment plans; performs assessments and orientation/intake services, acting as key staff in determination of admission to the program; monitors patients’ monthly urinalysis results and methadone dosage levels in collaboration with program medical staff; maintains detailed and accurate written records in compliance with Federal, State and County, as well as accreditation and program requirements, may be scheduled to work weekends and holidays, attends mandatory program and agency staff meetings, assists in developing program goals.

Essential duties include: Interviews patients, reviews records and confers with other professionals and staff members; Assists patients in identifying and progressing toward their chosen goals; Develops and updates written treatment plans in conjunction with patients and other professionals and staff; Advocates for patients in all areas of treatment and helps them apply for and receive services; Provides prompt intervention in case of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the situation; Counsels patients individually and in group counseling sessions to assist patients in overcoming their substance dependency; Counsels family members, where appropriate, to assist them in understanding substance dependence and supporting patients in treatment; Refers patients to other support services as needed, such as medical evaluation and treatment, social services, housing services, and employment services; Monitors condition of patients to evaluate success of treatment and adapts treatment as needed; Prepares and maintains reports and case histories; Provides support and training for other staff members as needed; Participates in continuing quality improvement processes and evaluating the effectiveness of the program; Attends program and agency staff meetings; Enforces the policies and procedures of the Off Main Clinic and Community Human Services.

Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma or GED, Certified alcohol and drug counselor or registered intern in State-approved program (CAADE no longer accepted), Two years related work experience, Two years clean and sober if in recovery, Knowledge of community resources used in treatment and case management, Oral and written fluency in English language.


Starting pay $3,308 - $3,646 month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.

Shelter Monitor

Shelter Monitor – Safe Place
Provides night watch and weekend supervision of clients, and may assist staff in other areas of daily program functioning as designated by the Program Officer.
• Attends to the general safety and well-being of clients and facility.
• Contacts staff in the event of client or facility emergencies.
• Other duties assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Shelter Monitor must be responsible and knowledgeable in program rules. They must have demonstrated problem-solving skills and be able to assist staff in handling a variety of situations. Shelter Monitor is required to work within defined limits, subject to direct instruction. They must be able to relate to persons of varied backgrounds and have enough recovery knowledge to work supportively with other treatment staff.
• Candidates for this position must have documented completion from an alcohol and/or drug treatment program and have one year sobriety from alcohol and other drugs.
• Incumbent for this position must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with young adults.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $13.65 /hour