• Fresno County
  • Fresno, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $23.34 - $29.84 Hourly USD

Job Description



The Department of Behavioral Health invites applications for the position of Senior Substance Abuse Specialist.  Senior Substance Abuse Specialist responsibilities include assessing client needs; providing substance abuse education; providing individual, group and family counseling for substance use disorders; referring clients to community resources; and case management services. Incumbents act in a lead worker capacity and may act as a first line supervisor.

Fresno County is a richly diverse community, and in order to support and serve ALL persons in our community, the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive overall system of care through a commitment to equity, diversity, and affirming care. We are dedicated to providing quality, culturally responsive services that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience for individuals and families whom we serve.

It is imperative for us to protect and improve the lives of Fresno County residents served by the Department and our partners in our system of care by acknowledging the long-standing historic and ongoing inequities that black, indigenous and people of color, those living in poverty, LGBTQ+ members and other marginalized and underserved communities have experienced with the behavioral health system.

We place a great deal of importance on having Behavioral Health system of care team members who possess lived experience, are reflective of our community, and have the expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and maximizes our diversity to render quality services in the most responsive, affirming, and caring manner possible for the persons we serve.

Note: The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Additional Information

Tue. 10/12/21 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Job Address

Fresno, California United States View Map