St. Joseph Health Substance Abuse Counselor - Chemical Dependency O/P, Per Diem, Variable Shifts, 8 Hours in Laguna Beach, California

Mission Hospital has been serving the community for over 40 years and continues its commitment to providing our community members with the highest-quality and advanced care with compassion, dignity and respect. We believe health care is a partnership between our patients, their family and our care team. Mission Hospital provides a comprehensive range of patient care services and is continually elevating the standards of clinical care through our many Centers of Excellence.


The certified Substance Abuse Counselor works through a harm reduction model, collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of quality care in accordance with Mission Hospital's policies, practices, procedures, and regulatory requirements. The caregiver consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS core values and the Hospital’s mission statement.

The caregiver works within a multidisciplinary team which includes but is not limited to case managers, therapists, nurses, physicians and other paraprofessional staff. This position may provide care in any area of the Mental Health & Wellness Clinical Institute to assist other patients/families with recovery education and support



  • High School Diploma/GED


  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in an addiction treatment acute/non-acute setting

  • License/Certification:

  • Licensed Advanced Alcohol Counselor) LAADC, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC), Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), or Registered Recovery Worker (RRW)

  • Current American Heart Association BLS CPR certification

  • Crisis Prevention training certificate at hire or within three (3) months of hire into the position



  • Worked as an addiction counselor/clinician at a prior 12 step recovery program.


In addition to being Magnet Recognized and awarded Top Work Places, Mission Hospital offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and their eligible dependents.

Professional Advancement:

Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers


Medical – Blue Shield HMO and HRA/HSA plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, and Employee Assistance Program.


Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line.As non-profit acute care facilities, we serve all of south Orange County.Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.We are a member of the St. Joseph Health System, one of only 12 winners worldwide of the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award, which recognizes an "extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture"; we've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center