Full-Time Counselor II, Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services for Youth (DAISY)

Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services for Youth, or DAISY, provides intervention and education services for substance abusing youth ages 13 to 18 who are referred by self, parents, schools, Social Services, Behavioral Health, Probation, Truancy Court, and Juvenile Drug Court.


Essential duties: Provides direct service to unit clients through counseling relationships while utilizing substance abuse curriculum. Provides individual, family, and group counseling for youth and families. Intake and assessment. Provide a safe and positive environment for youth. Network with all collaborative agencies at Silver Star Resource Center, in Salinas, to provide adequate support services to clients and their families. Open and maintain client files, including case notes, treatment plans. Generate, collect, and prepare data for agency and collaborative reports. Facilitate Seven Challenges Program with youth. Provide services to walk-ins, including client phone intakes and crisis appointments. Maintain caseload & assist in program development. Facilitate external activities. Provide public relations for the program. Perform administrative functions as delegated by the Program Officer.

Minimum qualifications: The Counselor II position requires clinical skills, as related to the Unit where employed.  This key position must be able to assess the therapeutic needs of the clients.  The incumbent must also work closely with the Program Officer to implement program directives and develop ongoing program policy. Candidates for this position must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field and two years related work experience. The equivalent combination of education, related experience may be substituted for the above. Preference will be given to persons with clinical supervisory experience. Bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural. Valid California driver’s license and auto insurance 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.