Substance Abuse Counselor - Sign On Bonus! in Yarmouth, MA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


**We are currently offering a Sign On Bonus up to $4,000 dependent upon experience!**

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Yarmouth, MA facility. Hours are Monday - Friday, from 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Yarmouth 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 patient’s through an outpatient setting.

  • Conducts individual counseling sessions, as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conducts group and/or family sessions, as scheduled and document 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 patient;
  • 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 patient;
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;
  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patient’s;
  • May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;
  • May provide case management duties for patient’s, ensuring individualized quality care.
  • Evaluates patient’s needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed;
  • May assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns;
  • May serve as lead for the team coordinating the activities of other clinical or direct patient care personnel, providing direction and clinical guidance; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social or health services field with 2+ years experience in counseling field; or bachelor's degree in other field with 4+ years experience in the counseling field; or Master's degree in social or health services field with 1 year professional work experience; degree must be from an accredited college or university


  • LADC or CADC 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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