SDSU Research Foundation

  • DUIP Counselor/Instructor

    Req No.
    Community/Social Services
    Full-Time Contract
    Dept/Proj Name
    Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP)
  • Overview

    This is a full-time position working 40-hours per week. This position is open until filled with first review of applications on Monday, July 29, 2019.


    The primary mission of the Center for Alcohol & Drug Studies & Services (the Center) Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP) is to help reduce the incidence and prevalence of driving under the influence and the negative consequences of this behavior for our community and its residents. Our mission is also to assist participants in identifying and seeking solutions of their own alcohol and other drug problems. Under the guidelines established by the State of California and the County of San Diego, DUIP strives to provide the highest quality of counseling services to those who have been convicted of violating the DUI laws.



    The DUIP Counselor/Instructor is responsible for but not limited to:


    Individual, Group, and Education Counseling 90%

    Responsible for facilitating group and education sessions and client interviews in accordance with DUIP philosophy and State/County guidelines.  Manages assigned client caseload and progress in accordance with program regulations and State/County requirements. Performs general trauma-informed counseling strategies, including but not limited to, grounding techniques to manage dissociative experiences, cognitive behavior tools to focus on both anxiety reduction, and distress tolerance, and stress management and relaxation tools to reduce hyper arousal.  Facilitate collaborative treatment and recovery planning with an emphasis on personal choice and a focus on clients’ goals.  Maintains clarity of roles and boundaries in the counseling/client relationship.  Makes appropriate referrals to clinical team when the needs of clients’ are beyond the scope of practice. Identifies strengths, coping resources and resilience of clients and the importance of ensuring the physical and emotional safety of clients.


    Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 10%

    Attends monthly meetings and provides case management services.


    • High school diploma or equivalent plus two years of experience providing Counseling Services in the field of alcohol addiction and/or mental health
    • Must be certified by an AOD organization  or in good standing as an Associate/Intern through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

    Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills

    • Bilingual in both English and Spanish
    • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in a social work 


    San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


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