Youth Counselor B - Turning Point Youth Services


Youth Counselor B - Position #1554


Turning Point Youth Services


220 N. Locust Street, Visalia, CA 93291


Laura Quiroz, Program Director


(559) 627-1385


Class 110 ($16.98 - $22.34/hour)


Full-Time, Hourly, Non-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 Youth Counselor B reports to the Program Director and assists in the coordination of the Treatment Team activities as assigned by the Program Director. 


  1.  Counsels adults and families, and maintains a caseload of clients.

  2.  Provides assessment, evaluation, case management, client education, training in ethics and professional growth.

  3.  Develops counseling and educational materials.

  4.  Assists clients in developing a treatment plan.

  5.  Conducts specific counseling interventions to assist clients meeting treatment goals.

  6.  Maintain client files to meet program and contract criteria, including documentation of treatment plans, counseling, and other services as specified in the program protocol.

  7.  Plans and conducts group meetings for program clients.

  8.  Presents group curriculum.

  9.  Facilitates support group meeting.

  10.  Attends and participates in staff meetings and staff business meetings.

  11.  Attends Client case review meetings.

  12.  Utilization review meetings, as assigned.

  13.  Supervises operation of satellite clinics as assigned.

  14.  Maintains contact with referral sources in the area of the satellite clinic, and provides client progress reports.

  15.  Coordinates and attends alternative activities per year.

  16.  Able to think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies. 

  17.  Will drive on Agency business.

  18.  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.

  19.  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.

  20.  Perform other duties as assigned by 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.  Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science with two (2) years related experience.  Equivalent related experience may replace formal college level work, year for year.

  2.  Understanding of substance abuse, addictions, and related disorders, and ability to effectively assist program clients in treatment of these disorders.

  3.  Must be able to present oneself in a professional manner, make effective presentations to Community groups, to organize and prepare both experiential and didactic training materials, and to initiate and implement community marketing activities.

  4.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.

  5.  Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish preferred.

  6.  Must demonstrate a personal commitment to recovery and a healthy lifestyle.  If recovering, at least three consecutive years of unbroken abstinence/sobriety, and active involvement in ongoing individual recovery program.

  7.  Must possess an ADP-approved Substance Abuse Counseling certification OR must be enrolled in an ADP-approved Substance Abuse Counseling certification course within six months of date of hire AND successfully complete the course in a timely manner or at the discretion of the program supervisor.

  8.  Must be registered with an ADP-approved Substance Abuse Counseling Certification agency. 

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

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

11.  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. 

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

13.  Ability to obtain criminal records clearance check.

14.  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.