Substance Abuse Counselor

Location: Cochran, GA – Beckley Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours. Monday-Thursday, 6:45 AM-4:45 PM. (4 days a week, 10 hours a day).

Pay rate: $16.05/per hour ($33,400 annually) – Uncertified. $21.34/per hour ($44,400 annually) – Certified.

The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for:

  • Orienting and assessing assigned offenders. Reviews offender record and completes initial needs assessment within established time frame.
  • Formulating individual treatment plans within established timeframes with input from offender and the multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Facilitating psycho-educational and process group sessions as defined by curriculum.
  • Monitoring the therapeutic environment and assures inmate compliance with all RSAT Program and Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) rules and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous substance abuse counseling or corrections experience highly preferred.
  • Must attain Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor from GACA, NAADAC, or IC/RC within 2 years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • LPC, LAPC, LMFT, LCSW, or Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor Certification from GACA, NAADAC and or ICRC.
  • Correctional experience.


  • Health/dental/vision/disability insurances
  • Company-paid life insurance/EAP
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement/assistance programs
  • Discounts on wide array of services/entertainment

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.05 – $21.34 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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