Substance Abuse Counselor CADC

Acadia Healthcare Bangor, ME
Job Description Overview

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

Discovery House of Bangor, 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 Counselor 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.


* 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 act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;

* May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;

* Evaluates patient' 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

* No previous experience in field required. Experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process


* CADC 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.

Connect With Our Recruitment Team!

Sarah McCloud: New England and East Region

Justin McComber: Central Region

Ken Dugan: West Coast and Discovery House

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