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Youth Substance Abuse and Prevention Counselor

Adams and Associates, Inc. San Francisco Full-Time
$52,920.00/ year
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Responsible to develop and facilitate the Center’s alcohol, drug and tobacco prevention program.  Educates and counsels students to reduce and prevent drug-related separations from the program.  Develops individualized case management plans to enhance student retention and success.  Ensures confidentiality of sensitive information and compliance with all HIPAA laws.


  • Develops and implements alcohol, drug and tobacco prevention activities and integrates services into Center’s programmatic functions.

  • Develops and coordinates community resources for educating student on substance use and abuse.

  • Administers Center’s drug testing program to promote a drug-free environment.

  • Responsible to provide student with comprehensive and individualized case management ensuring student progress, retention and completion of the Job Corps program.  Establishes supportive/mentoring relationships with students throughout their enrollment and provides substance abuse counseling and education.

  • Follows all integrity guidelines and procedures and ensures no manipulation of student data.

  • Counsels students individually and in groups on substance abuse.

  • Produces quality work/assignments in a thorough, timely and accurate manner.

  • Maintains appropriate personal attendance, accountability and work productivity standards.

  • Plans, prioritizes and organizes assignments to meet established goals and deadlines.

  • Mentors, monitors and models the Career Success Standards as required by the PRH.

  • Effectively articulates thoughts and ideas.  Identified problems, analyzes causes and evaluates appropriate solutions prior to taking or recommending actions.  Follows up to ensure prompt/appropriate action is taken and that problems are in fact corrected.

  • Shows respect and courtesy to students and holds them accountable for their actions and behavior.

  • Works in partnership with staff from all Departments to ensure effective supervision and services are provided to students.

  • Accepts direction and supervision from the Center Director/Center Deputy Officer/Shift Manager to include assignments to temporarily perform job responsibilities of other departments and positions.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school preferred.

  • A minimum of one year experience in drug/alcohol counseling or related field required.

  • Valid, active, unrestricted in-state License or Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling/Prevention required.



  • Medical, dental, vision offered through Anthem Blue Cross

  • Employee assistance plan

  • Will preparation, identity theft program, and secure travel assist program

  • 401(k) savings plan (after 1 year of employment)

  • Per year: 11 paid Holidays, 10 days paid vacation, 10 paid sick days and 1 paid day off

  • Commuter benefits & shuttle service (varies)

  • Free & ample parking

  • Meals in our fantastic cafeteria cost $2.50

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Adams and Associates is a 100% employee-owned organization that is singularly committed to the Job Corps program and the students we serve.

We began as a small business, formed in 1990, with the sole mission of operating at-risk youth and children’s programs for local, state and federal government agencies.

Today, Adams and Associates, Inc., is one of the largest private sector entities involved in the federal Job Corps program. Adams employs more than 2,700 staff members at 20 locations, including 17 Job Corps sites across the country. We provide academic and vocational training services to approximately 11,000 young people from ages 16 to 24 each year. Adams has offices in Reno, NV, Columbia, MD, and Worcester, MA to provide support and expertise to our Job Corps locations.

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