Substance Abuse Counselor - Hybrid in Presque Isle, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/10/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description


*$5,000 Sign On Bonus*

Onsite Schedule: Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - 2 PM.

Hybrid Schedule: Hybrid schedules are available to those who are heavily qualified and have extensive experience in the addiction counseling field. Hybrid clinicians will be provided a laptop and permitted to work 50% in the office and 50% from home after the initial 60-90 day on-site training period.

Our Team:

Presque Isle CTC, located in Presque Isle, ME,  is part of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. Our counseling team provides compassionate, high-quality counseling and therapy to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder.

Job as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

The Substance Abuse Counselor is instrumental in our patient’s treatment and recovery from opioid use disorder. Substance Abuse Counselors provide high quality, compassionate care through various mediums which include both individual and group counseling sessions.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Employer paid clinical supervision for candidates seeking CADC and LADC
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry 

Substance Abuse Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality, compassionate guidance in both individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Plan, oversee, facilitate and document patient's recovery.
  • Co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions as needed.
  • Ensure all documentation regarding patient care, treatment, and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner.
  • Prepare individual treatment plans for each assigned patient.
  • Initial assessments as well as follow up assessments.
  • Evaluate patient needs and determine if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed.
  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients.
  • Provide crisis intervention to patients, as needed.
  • Provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between referral sources and patients, as needed.

Job Requirements

Skills and Qualifications as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • HS graduate or equivalent required; prefer bachelor's degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process preferred