Substance Abuse Counselor in New Bedford, MA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/15/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Seeking: SUD Counselor, prefer LADC or CADC 

FT Schedule: Monday thru Friday 5:30a-2:00p

Our Benefits: 

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

Our Team:

Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center, located in New Bedford, MA, 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.

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.

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.


Your Education, Skills, and

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social or health services field, with 2+ years exp in counseling field, OR
  • Master's degree in social or health services field, with 1+ year professional work exp; degree must be from an accredited college or university. I
  • Prior experience working in an addiction recovery environment preferred
  • Knowledge of MAT (medication assisted treatment) is required


  • LADC, CADC is preferred but not required
  • OR state license or certification eligible within the time-frame designated by the clinic's individual guidance