Supervising SUD Specialist - Visalia Reentry Center


Supervising SUD Specialist - Position #1297


Visalia Reentry Center


1845 S. Court Street, Visalia, CA 93277


Jessika Schneider, Program Director


(559) 732-5550


Class 130 ($2,271.91 - $2,362.79/semi-monthly)


Full Time, Salary, Exempt


Until Filled



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Supervising SUD Specialist reports to the Program Director and is responsible to assist the Program Director in the leadership and coordination of activities and to develop and manage the day-to-day program operations of a Substance Use Disorder Residential and Outpatient Treatment Facility. 


1.  Assist with interviewing, selecting, training, disciplining, promoting, terminating, and evaluating other Counselors.

2.  Evaluate efficiency and productivity of Counselors.

3.  Provide direction and training to Counselors to ensure they are familiar with and understand the clients Individual Services and Support Plan and work in collaboration with the client.

4.  Provide direction and training to Counselors and other staff to ensure staff are familiar with, understand, and comply with existing agency policy, procedures, and program design requirements. Implement orientation and training of staff in regards to Counseling activities.

5.  Train staff on the importance of monitoring clients to ensure that the level of care is appropriate.

6.  Function as a member of the Leadership Team, to assist in review, planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating of all program services and activities, under the direction of the Program Director.

7.  Document services to meet all clinical program, county and state requirements, noting significant intervention and progress towards development and attainment of a Treatment Plan.

8.  Consult regularly with staff, for the purpose of reviewing clinical intervention methods and ensuring quality treatment planning.

9.  Review client files to ensure completion of all documentation requirements and evaluate the quality of case coordination activities for all clinical staff.

10.  Provide annual review, and ongoing evaluation/documentation of supervisees, including selection of work assignments, accuracy and completeness of work, productivity, disciplinary actions, and all functions related to work performance, as indicated.

11.  Provide monthly program reports and statistics, as assigned.

12.  Development of program activities and program procedures as assigned.

13.  Implement procedures and activities which comply with funding contract requirements; determine staff assignments; and coordinate program functions as assigned.

14.  Oversees the appropriate evaluation of treatment program outcome measures.

15.  Attends staff meetings, conferences, and trainings as directed and represent the Visalia Reentry Center at the management team level.

16.  Documents all services as required by program and contract.

17.  Provides necessary supervision and training to Visalia Reentry Center staff to include treatment counselors, group facilitators, and best practices for our mentally challenged clients.

18.  Serves as liaison to community groups as a participant and/or agency representative as assigned.

19.  Manage a caseload of the most severe mental health clients with substance use disorders and conduct groups.

20.  Comply with all Turning Point safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, infection control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

21.  Will drive on Agency business.

22.  Employees are expected to manage their cell phone use so that the Agency cell phone stipend covers all business usage.  Any calls not covered by the stipend are to be made on a company landline phone.

23.  Will conduct client assessments and interviews using the ASI and ASAM Criteria.

24.  Will manage waiting list and all client intake procedures per Program Director Guidelines.

25.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.

26.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director. Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


1.  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited or regionally approved college or university in the area of Behavioral Science/Mental Health.

2.  Must have one year of experience working with a criminal justice population in a substance abuse program.

3.  Must have a current AOD certification/license from a certifying body approved by the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) OR be licensed in the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or Clinical Psychologist (LCP); OR currently registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) or an Associate Social Worker (ASW).

4.  Knowledge of and experience working with clients with substance abuse, addictions, and related disorders, and ability to effectively provide educational groups regarding the treatment of these disorders.

5.  Knowledge of and experience working with clients with co-occurring disorders.

6.  Knowledge of and experience working with substance use disorder screening, assessment, and diagnostic tools, including the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessment tool.

7.  Demonstrate performance and leadership experience for a minimum period of two (2) year.

8.  Demonstrate knowledge and abilities to supervise program staff.

9.  Must have a working knowledge of group dynamics and an understanding of the basic principles of human behavior as well as current prevention theory and strategies.

10.  Must be able to present oneself in a professional manner, make effective presentations to groups and to organize and prepare both experiential and didactic training material for community clients.

11.  Self-motivated, decisive, technically competent leader, who is results driven, and operates with a sense of urgency.

12.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.

13.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

14.  Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.

15.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws. Agency insurer authorization is required.

16.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

17.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

18.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

19.  Must be available by cell phone as needed.