Acadia Healthcare

  • Substance Abuse Counselor - $3,000 Sign On Bonus

    Job Locations US-VA-Galax
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/2/2019 9:44 AM)
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  • Overview

    **$3,000 Sign On Bonus**


    We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our New River Comprehensive Treatmentc Center. 


    New River Comprehensive Treatmentc 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.


    • Master's degree in social or health services field with 6+ years experience in counseling field; degree must be from an accredited college or university
    • Previous experience providing guidance and direction to others


    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or other individual licensure 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.


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