Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor

Acadia Healthcare Elkton, MD
Job Description Overview

We are currently seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Counselor for our Elkton Comprehensive Treatment Center. Hours are Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

The Elkton 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 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 patients 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 plan for each assigned patients;

* 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 patients;

* Provides crisis intervention to patients, as needed;

* May plan for aftercare for 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 is needed; and,

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

* Associates degree 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:

* State of Maryland Alcohol & Drug Trainee, CSC-AD or CAC-AD certification 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.

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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