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 – Safe Place, Basic Center Program

Full-Time Counselor II – Safe Place, Basic Center Program

Provides individual, family and group case management for runaway, homeless and other high risk youth; responsible for screening and placing youth in crisis home; prepares detailed documentation of client sessions and activities; facilitates weekly 7-Challenges and ART groups; may be scheduled evenings and weekends; attends mandatory weekly program meetings. Performs crisis interventions with runaway, homeless, high-risk youth and their families. Assesses and places appropriate youth in crisis resolution home. Provides short-term counseling and family therapy for youth in placement. Provides long-term individual and family therapy for youth in aftercare. Advocates for youth and family with social services agencies, probation officers, and juvenile justice system. Facilitates weekly 7 challenges group sessions. Prepares documentation of client activities and is responsible for completing monthly stats and quarterly reports. Assists in recruiting, screening, interviewing and recommending hiring of staff appropriate to unit function. Providing some in-service training to staff. Included is public relations and public speaking as a representative of unit and agency. Assists the Program Officer in developing program direction for unit and agency. Participates as a member of the unit staff and shares in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Unit objectives. Demonstrated problem solving skills, clinical skills and must be able to work effectively in varied situations.

Minimum qualifications: Demonstrated problem solving skills, clinical skills varied situations.  Must have the ability to work with diverse backgrounds. Possess knowledge of counseling techniques and treatment skills and work supportively with other treatment staff. Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology or social work. Licensed Eligible (State of California) Clinical Social Worker or Marriage Family Therapist or Professional Clinical Counselor. Two years counseling experience. The equivalent combination of education, related experience and/or personal recovery may be substituted for the above.

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.

Relief Staff – Safe Passage (Part-Time)

Relief Staff – Safe Passage (Part-Time)

Provides overnight watch and weekend supervision of clients. May assist staff on other areas of daily program needs as designated by the Program Officer. Performs nightly room checks and attends to the general safety and well-being of clients and facility. Assist residents with daily basic independent living skills including but not limited to: cooking, cleaning, job prep, school work, etc. Ensures all residents are home by curfew, following house rules and community expectations at all times. Ensures daily/weekly chores are complete.

Qualifications: Relief Staff must be responsible and knowledgeable in program rules. Must have demonstrated problem-solving skills and be able to assist staff in handling a variety of situations. Relief Staff is required to work within defined limits, subject to direct instruction. 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 form alcohol and other drugs. Incumbent for this position at Safe Place must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with young adults.

Pay $14.33 per hour. Additional 5% bilingual stipend

Domestic Violence/Anger Management Instructor (Part-time)

Domestic Violence/Anger Management Instructor (Part-time)

 Community Human Services (CHS) is a local nonprofit agency that provides mental health support, substance use/abuse services, and youth homelessness assistance to the Monterey County. CHS is looking for a qualified individual to be an Instructor for our Domestic Violence Intervention Program. This program is based in our Salinas and Seaside Family Service Centers. Candidate with experience working with families and/or children in crisis, and background in issues surrounding domestic violence, substance abuse and/or mental illness, a plus. Bilingual strongly preferred.


  • Provides direct service in the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, serving Court-referred, Probation-referred, parole-referred, and self-referred men and women
  • Facilitates groups, generally from 4-7pm on most days
  • Record keeping procedures, and documents progress
  • Maintains necessary paperwork for group participants, including providing regular written reports for Probation Department/Court/California Department of Corrections
  • Conducts intakes and assessments
  • Collects fees and provide receipts

CHS Requirements:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with families, children, crisis intervention, mental health
  • Knowledge of child/elderly abuse laws (mandated reporter)
  • Communication skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Confidentiality
  • Bilingual preferred

Legal Requirements:

  • Must meet qualifications as outlined by the Monterey County Probation Department. This means
    • 40 hours minimum of DV training (fulfilling penal codes 1203.097 and 1203.098)
    • 104 hours of shadow training with a certified DV Instructor (Duluth-model Domestic Violence group training, or similar qualification acceptable to the Monterey County Probation Department)
  • Must maintain annual training hours to satisfy requirements of the Monterey County Probation Department (8 hours DV specific and 8 hours of mental health/educational)
  • Must pass a criminal records check by the Probation Department and have been violence-free for a period of at least three years.

Pay $25.91 per hour. Additional 5% if bilingual.

Full-Time Counselor II – Genesis House

Full-Time Counselor II – 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. 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. Makes and coordinates referrals to social service agencies for ancillary support services. 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. Must be a 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. Basic computer skills, Valid California driver’s license and auto insurance required, CPR/First Aid certificate required.

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

Program Officer – Outpatient Treatment Centers

The Program Officer of the Outpatient Treatment Centers ensures the delivery of quality services to private pay, private insurance and Medi-Cal clients; directs and supervises a staff consisting registered addictions counselors and interns, and office staff; provides direct service to clients; provides clinical supervision to counseling staff and supervision to office staff; oversees fee assessment and collection processes; provides opportunities for specialized training and professional development to staff; maintains up-to-date policies and procedures in conformance with ASAM, Medi-Cal and other standards; screens, interviews, and recommends the hire qualified staff; interfaces with clients in the programs as needed; makes budget recommendations to administration; engages in long-term planning and setting of program goals in cooperation with immediate supervisor, management team and board; coordinates with various county departments for the successful delivery of contracted services; coordinates with private insurance companies for authorization of services, performs community outreach.
Essential duties; Provides clinical direction and supervision to counseling and direction and supervision to office staff; Provides direct service to clients; Ensures compliance with contract, grant and program standards; Establishes, maintains and creates as needed policies and procedures in accordance with Medi-Cal, ASAM and other standards as directed; Ensures the provision of quality services to clients; Ensures the proper documentation of services in client charts; Prepares/analyzes program performance and statistical reports; Evaluates staff; Plans and implements program goals and objectives; Leads continuing quality assurance processes; evaluates efficacy of program and makes program improvements as needed; Provides training and professional development opportunities to staff; Is responsive to client and staff concerns and complaints; Works collaboratively with various county departments, private insurance, community partners and other Agency programs and Agency administration; Works independently under general supervision of the Senior Program Manager; Attends program and agency staff meetings and board meetings, and participates on Agency Management Team; Enforces the policies and procedures of the program and CHS.
Minimum qualifications; Registered Addictions Counselor; Bachelor’s degree plus five years related work experience; two years in a supervisory capacity, or the equivalent combination of education and experience; Two years clean and sober if in recovery; Experience dealing with private insurance companies; Knowledge of community resources used in substance abuse treatment and case management; Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn technology; Verbal and written communications skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients, families, community agencies and professionals; 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 of treatment team and management team; Ability to work effectively and responsibly in outpatient setting under general supervision; Verbal and written fluency in English language. Spanish fluency a plus.
Starting pay $4,410-$4,862 per month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.



Community Human Services is looking for caring adults to provide short-term shelter to homeless teens in their homes. Temporary shelter is an integral part of our Runaway & Homeless Youth Program. Through this rewarding experience, you will: Provide temporary housing for 1 or 2 youth (under age 18) in your guest room; Receive a monthly stipend, regardless of the number of days youth are placed with you; Be able to continue with your daytime routine, including work; Receive training and support from our counselors; Have a positive impact on good kids who want to succeed. Please contact CHS at lhandler@chservices.org or Lilah at 373-4421 for more information about getting licensed for this important role. CHS is a nonprofit organization serving youth & families since 1969.