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Substance Abuse Counselor - $1,500 Sign On Bonus! in Bangor, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description


**This position is eligible for a $1,500 Sign On Bonus!**

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Discovery House - Bangor facility. Hours are 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5 days per week.

Discovery House - Bangor, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. 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 disease, 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 their primary substance use disorder of opioid dependence. May also assist with alcohol use, other illicit drug use, or other behavioral issues by helping patients modify problem behaviors; may also provide counseling services to families of patients through an outpatient setting.

  • Conducts individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conducts 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;
  • Prepares individual treatment plan for each assigned patients;
  • Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are 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 act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
  • May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluates patient’s needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social or health services field with 2+ years experience in counseling field. College or University degree may be waived for applicants with 2+ years of experience in the counseling field.


  • Licensed as Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), or Lincesed as Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.  

Company Benefits 

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