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Substance Abuse Counselor - $1,000 Sign On Bonus in Huntington, WV at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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Job Description


**$1,000 Sign On Bonus Available**

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center, 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 Substance Abuse Counselor is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients in their recovery from addictions, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems, assists with modifying problem behaviors; may also provide counseling services to families of patients through an outpatient setting.


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, our counselors are ultimately responsible for providing individual and group therapy to patients with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. Additional responsibilities include: 

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilizing knowledge of a variety of therapeutic models and theories to understand and plan intervention strategies for a variety of patients
  • Monitoring patient progress and making changes to the therapeutic approach and best practice, evidenced based interventions based on patient response to treatment
  • Working collaboratively with the patient and appropriate others to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses priority needs of the patient, desired treatment outcomes, an agreed upon plan of action, and reassessment;

  • Maintaining patient records related to screening, intake, treatment, continuing care, progress toward goals and objectives, discharge summary, and treatment outcomes that are accurate, concise, timely, and useful for coordinating treatment team planning, monitoring, and review.

  • Coordinating and cooperating with local agencies and organizations necessary to expedite treatment for each patient.

Amazing Hours!

Our hours are earlier than many places, typically 5:00AM to 1:30PM, this gives our counselors more time to pursue part-time schooling and hobbies in the evenings and weekends. Hours my vary by location.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences or a related field is preferred

• Bachelor's degree in human service field with certification in addiction counseling

• Excellent Verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills

• Time management & organizational skill

• Love to smile! Want to make a difference!
• Great organizational skills.