Counselor-Bilingual Spanish (OA)

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AADAP, Inc. – Olympia Academy

Job Title




Counselor I (Bilingual Spanish)

Non-Exempt Employee



Commensurate Upon Experience

Opening Date



Closing Date


Until filled

Opening Positions


One Full-Time

Submit Resumes to


Jon Fukuda

2900 S Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 293-6284, (323) 295-4075 (fax)


A.              SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Counselor I, under the supervision of Olympia Academy Coordinator, provides guidance and direction to the youth resident population while maintaining treatment protocols in accordance with established principles, policies, and procedures, which govern AADAP’s Therapeutic Community.



  1. Perform Duties of a Primary Counselor:
  1. Understand and implement the basic 12-Core Functions of a substance abuse counselor, which includes, providing basic case management, screening and assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, group facilitation and intervention, and family counseling and intervention.
  2. Provide client advocacy services, court representation, academic counseling/support as needed.
  3. Maintain caseload & documentation in an efficient and timely manner in accordance with federal, state, county, and AADAP standards.
  4. Assist in the screening & intake process of new admissions to the residential unit.
  5. Assist other counseling staff in developing treatment plans for residents.
  6. Provide support in meeting the unit’s transportation needs (ie. medical, legal, psychiatric, educational and recreational activities).
  7. Provide outreach services as required (presentations, networking meetings, etc.).
  8. Facilitate resident group activities in accordance with AADAP’s treatment philosophy and team concept approach to treatment.
  9. Facilitate scheduled resident encounter groups.
  10. Provide daily monitoring of treatment activities in the residential unit.
  11. Other duties as assigned.
  12. Participate in and support agency fundraising and other activities.


  1. Requirements:
  1. Some college education related to field or equivalent work experience related to position.
  2. CAS/CAADE Registered
  3. Complete physical examination and TB test upon hire.
  4. Applicants must complete a criminal background check per the State Licensing requirements.
  5. Valid Class B Driver’s license, Calif. Minimum Automobile Insurance, and an appropriate motor vehicle.
  6. Permanent Resident or US Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
  7. Must have at least three (3) years of recovery of a drug free lifestyle as of the date of application.
  8. Ability to follow and abide by AADAP policies and procedures as well as Olympia Academy’s program procedures/protocols.
  9. Able to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
  10. Must be able to work with high-risk youth, families, and other collateral groups such as Probation Officers, DCFS Social Workers, etc.
  11. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in computer operations.
  12. Ability to establish boundaries with clients and staff.

 2. Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experienced with Therapeutic Community as a treatment modality.
  2. Ability to develop rapport with youth and addict population.
  3. Bilingual/bicultural capabilities with Asian/Pacific languages and cultural groups.