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Substance Abuse Counselor - CADC or LADC in Waterville, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Discovery House of Waterville - Outpatient Facility. Hours are Monday - Friday, 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  No Weekends.

Discovery House - Waterville CTC, 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 receiving care in their recovery from opioid dependency; may also provide counseling services to families of patients receiving care through an outpatient setting.

Responsibilities
  • 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;
  • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
  • Prepares individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;
  • Ensures 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;
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;
  • May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluates patient’s needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • HS graduate or equivalent required; prefer bachelor's degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university
  • No previous experience in field required, but must have required certification or license.
  • Experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Either CADC certification OR LADC license required. 

Company Benefits 

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