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Substance Abuse Counselor in Santa Ana, CA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


We are currently seeking a motivated and passionate full-time Substance Abuse Counselor to join our amazing team at Recovery Solutions of Santa Ana.  Hours are full time, 40 hours per week, 6 am-2:30 pm.

Recovery Solutions of Santa Ana, 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 

We are looking for a confident and energetic counseling professional to provide outpatient drug addiction treatment for a diverse population. We follow a harm reduction model, and our goal is to meet each patient where they are, and support their individualized recovery plans. 

Our ideal candidate will have experience with medication-assisted treatment programs. However, new counselors with an appreciation for the model, and desire to learn and grow, are encouraged to apply. 

  • Conducts individual counseling sessions as scheduled and documents as required;
  • Conducts group and/or family sessions 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 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 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 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
  • Previous experience preferred.


  • Active and valid CCAPP certification required for counseling.

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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