Substance Abuse Counselor CADC LADC

Company: Acadia Healthcare

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Job Description

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor 1 for our Discovery House Waterville facility. Hours are Mon - Fri, 5:00am - 1:30pm.

Discovery House Waterville, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics

The Counselor I is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients receiving care in their recovery from opioid addictions in an outpatient setting. We offer Medication Assisted Treatment, IOP, Mental Health Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling and Opioid Health Homes Model.


  • Conducts individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conducts group sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • May co-facilitate assigned group
  • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
  • Prepares individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
  • Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
  • May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
  • May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluates patient' needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • HS graduate or equivalent required; prefer bachelor's degree in social or health services field
  • No previous experience in field required.
  • Licenses/Certifications:

  • CADC or LADC required
  • Company Benefits

    We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

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