Substance Abuse Counselor - Mobile Treatment in Yarmouth, MA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/5/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


**Our mobile team will be in the Wellfleet, MA area and will serve as an expansion of our existing Yarmouth Comprehensive Treatment Center.**

Our Passion:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Mobile Team:

Our Mobile Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a part of Acadia Healthcare, the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. We have expanded our treatment options in order to be able to provide much needed care for patients within the community. Our teams are equipped with counselors and dispensing nurses that the patients would need from our facility, but within our mobile unit to high-quality counseling and therapy to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. 

Our Benefits: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry 

Your 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. The Substance Abuse Counselor will plan, oversee, facilitate and document their patient's recovery as well as provide leadership and guidance for the activities of other personnel.

Full Time Hours: 

We have daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Shift hours are Monday - Friday 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM, allowing you to enjoy a great work/life balance.


Your Responsibilities as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Conduct individual (in person & telehealth) counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conduct group and/or family sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions;
  • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
  • Prepare an individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
  • Ensure 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;
  • Provide crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
  • May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
  • May provide case management duties for patients, insuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluate patient’ needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Bachelor's degree in social or health services field, with 2+ years exp in counseling field; or bachelor's degree in other field with 4+ years in the counseling field
  • Master's degree in social or health services field, with 1 year professional work exp; degree must be from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Must be comfortable working on mobile unit
  • At times, must be needed to drive the mobile unit; Driver's License in good standing preferred.


  • LADC, LICSW, LMHC, or CADC prefered but not required IN