Substance Abuse Counselor-Intern in Portland, OR at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor Intern for our Allied Health Services Belmont Treatment Center. Hours are Monday through Friday 5 am - 1:30 pm.

Allied Health Services Belmont, 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-Intern is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients receiving care 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 receiving care through an outpatient setting.

  • Under the supervision of a licensed professional, may co-facilitate group or family sessions;
  • May be present and assist with initial assessments of patients;
  • May prepare, for review and approval by licensed professional, treatment plans for patients;
  • Insures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are completed timely and in a clear, concise manner for review and approval by licensed professional;
  • May evaluate patient’s needs and, working with a licensed professional, may determine if referral to other programs or services is needed;
  • Other duties may be assigned by a licensed professional overseeing and responsible for the interns work, within the professional, legal and ethical parameters of the counseling internship.

Job Requirements

  • HS graduate or equivalent; seeking secondary education in a social or health services field from an accredited college or university
  • No previous experience in field required. Basic knowledge of counseling or therapeutic concepts acquired through education or training by an accredited college or university


  • CADC I or CADC II 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.


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