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Behavioral Health Counselor

CHI Program – San Jose, California
Department CHI Program
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Position:                  Behavioral Health Counselor

Department:          Behavioral Health, Adult and Older Adult CHI Program 

Reports to:             Adult and Older Adult Manager

Job Location:        Moorpark Avenue, San Jose

Work Hours:         Full-Time, Exempt

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) which was founded in 1973 has an amazing opportunity for the above position in the non-profit sector. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best services delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues. AACI has over 170 employees and an annual budget of over $16M. 

Position Summary:

Responsible for developing, planning, organizing direct and support activities for Center of Health Independence (CHI), Peer programs and other Consumer and Wellness Recovery functions. Provides direct counseling and case management services for clients. Reports to Adult and Older Adult Program Manager or other Behavioral Health Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and administer programs for the peer supported recovery and wellness centers
  • Coordinate the ongoing involvement of providers and consumers in Wellness and Recovery projects
  • Advocate and educate providers and consumers on Wellness and Recovery
  • Develop outreach and education materials focusing on wellness and recovery
  • Assist the BH Supervisors with development of a Wellness and Recovery plan
  • Participate in planning processes to identify service needs and priorities
  • Direct counseling and case management services for clients, including individual/group/family counseling, culturally relevant assessment, evaluation and rehabilitation services.
  • 50% of the counselor’s time will be spent providing direct services.
  • Support with hiring, training, and supporting consumers/family members to be peer mentors

Clinical Consultation and Training: 

  • Participate in individual, weekly, clinical supervision meetings with the Behavioral Health Supervisor. 
  • Participate in weekly case consultations and clinical staff training provided by the agency. 

Clinical Charting: 

  • Develop treatment service plans and case management and coordination plans for all clients served. 
  • Maintain and keep current clinical charts. 
  • Document and maintain clinical records per appropriate standards and regulations.
  • Prepare other daily and periodic reports that may be required.

Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in social work, psychology, behavioral sciences or a related field. Masters preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 - 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to learn and apply clinical skills within the various Asian/Pacific Islander cultures of the local community.
  • Knowledge of cultural issues, community resources and family dynamics.
  • Knowledge of concepts of self-help, peer support, recovery models.
  • Fluent in one or more Asian/Pacific Islander language a plus and proficient in English. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently bends, lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds with relative ease. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partnership status, family care leave status, medical condition as defined under California law, mental or physical disability (including persons infected with the HIV virus or persons with AIDS), genetic information, immigration status, military service or veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions (including lactation), or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

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  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Department
    CHI Program
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
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