Counselor IC – Overnight Awake (Manzanita Salinas)

Salinas, CA


The ideal candidate will work in a residential treatment program which is operated on a social rehabilitation therapeutic community model.


Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community. 


An exceptional benefit package including; Medical/Dental/Vision/403(b) retirement plan and Life Insurance. Offers competitive vacation and sick time. 


To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at


$17.74 - $23.77/hour; Based on education and experience; Nonexempt; 33 hours/week; Eligible for Overtime.


Program Director; Program Manager.


Required: High school diploma or GED required. Two years’ experience in related field; examples of acceptable experience include, but are not limited to work with adults with psychiatric disabilities and/or substance abuse disorders using a social rehabilitation model, or working in a residential or in-patient treatment program, or providing counseling or support services to this population, or working with other disabled population. Good written and oral English communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team, to accept supervision, to maintain appropriate boundaries while working in close inter-personal relationships. Ability to learn and apply principles of social rehabilitation. Knowledge of community resources desirable. Ability to be organized, responsible, flexible, empathic and able to relate effectively with clients, other staff, professional and members of the community. Ability to learn and perform computer-based tasks including word processing and data entry.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related field. 

Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


Under the supervision of the Program Director or Program Manager, the Counselor IC will assist with the following duties:

  • Conduct intake and interviews, assess for current potential of suicidality, violence and substance abuse. Enter data, as needed, into computer.
  • Remain aware of general mood/tone of house and act in manner responsive to situation.  Identify, assess and respond to crisis situations.
  • Willingness and ability to work in crisis emergency situations.
  • Provide informal supportive counseling and guidance to individual residents.
  • Document in staff log and residents’ progress notes. Enter information into computer files and databases.
  • Assist residents with self-administration of medications.  Maintain updated knowledge of psychiatric medications and keep accurate medication records.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings, be willing/able to address issues that relate to coworker communication, collaborate/deliberate on resident review and agency business.
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.

Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.

This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection of the qualifications and job duties; current management reserves the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous description for this position.

Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment practices shall discrimination be permitted because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, citizen status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists.  Individual who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following:  Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA   93942. (831) 649-4522.


JOB CODE: 2.25.21