Acadia Healthcare

  • Substance Abuse Counselor

    Job Locations US-ME-Waterville
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/31/2018 12:18 PM)
    ID
    2018-9733
    Job Family
    Counselor
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Discovery House Waterville outpatient facility. Hours are Monday - Friday, 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

     

    Discovery House CTC Waterville, 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 addiction in an outpatient setting. Will provide Group and Individual Counseling services to 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;
    • 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 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.

    Qualifications

    • 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. Experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process

    Licenses/Certifications: 

    • CADC or LADC licensure or Certification as required by The State of Maine. 

    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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