Substance Abuse Counselor I-(SAC I)

Company: Pathways by Molina ( Learn More )

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US-NV-Las Vegas
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

For over 25 years Choices Group Inc. has been of the largest Behavioral Health Treatment Agencies in Nevada. We provide Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Treatment Services for clients in the Criminal Justice Systems, Medicaid and private insurance in an outpatient treatment setting.     We are practicum/ Intern sites for UNLV, UNR and for internships with the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Gambling Counselors, The Nevada Marriage and Family Therapist Board and the Nevada Board of Social Work. Choice Group Inc. is partnered with Pathways by Molina.


Looking for a full time Substance Abuse Counselor I/Intern. The Substance Abuse Counselor I/Intern or Certified Counselors provide clinical evaluation, treatment planning and individual and group counseling. SAC I is a position with a minimum of one (1) year of experience and a BA degree in a Human Services Field.
We now offer FREE, to staff, State Board approved CEUS through our Relias Learning


  • Certified in Nevada (Bachelor's Degree is required in Human Service Field)
  • Interns must obtain internship certification within 14 days of employment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication skills, and organization skills required
  • Basic typing and PC skills required as well as knowledge of clinical documentation

  • Provides individual, family and group counseling to adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems
  • Determines causal relationship between substance addiction, socio-economic factors and personality traits
  • Designs and implements treatment plans identifying goals to be achieved
  • Counsels family members of clients to provide emotional support and provide information
  • Reviews case records and refers clients to medical or psychiatric services as appropriate
  • Leads client group utilizing accepted therapy mode, group therapy techniques and basic skills training
  • Participates in the evaluation of counseling methods for the effective treatment of substance abuse related problems
  • Assists in coordinating and synchronizing substance abuse and service plan issues
  • Meets with clinicians to report observations and reactions to clients and to review clients progress

    Pathways by Molina offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits that include:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K
  • Six paid holidays
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Pathways by Molina/Choices Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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