Substance Abuse Counselor

Health Care Resource Centers

Job Overview
Location: Woburn, MA
Schedule: M-F 5:30am – 2:00pm

HCRC (Health Care Resource Centers) services are dedicated to providing individualized treatment integrating pharmacotherapy, clinical counseling, recovery support, and medical services.

HCRC (Health Care Resource Centers), addiction treatment programs deliver medically-supervised services for adults in a variety of modalities and settings. As the largest specialty organization addressing the opioid crisis, we have unlimited opportunities for those looking to make a difference. At HCRC (Health Care Resource Centers), we believe in delivering a higher level of care to our patients, not just talking about it. We are committed to treating our patients and each other with dignity and respect in a culture that fosters excellence in all that we do.

Primary Job Function:
Substance abuse counselor will be in charge of assisting patients through medically assisting programs and offering techniques for handling opioid addiction. Counselor conducts group sessions and individual sessions to assist with crisis management and coping strategies. Additionally, the counselor will evaluate patients’ progress during therapy. Substance abuse counselors may also need to collaborate with doctors, nurses, and therapists for patients’ therapy and treatment for the best overall outcome.

Essential Job Functions:

Conducts individual initial assessment and evaluation interviews for service eligibility determination
Facilitates establishes and reviews with each patient the initial treatment plan
Completes Bio-psychosocial assessment.
Provide individual and group counseling services; direct service hours at regularly scheduled intervals; coordinate all services throughout treatment
Involve families and significant others in patient’s recovery process whenever possible
Respond, as needed, to patient grievances and complaints
Develop aftercare plans and discharge plans
Other related duties as determined by the supervisor
Qualifications | Education | Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required with a minimum of 3+ years of individual counseling experience or a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science
Previous experience working with chemically dependent individuals a plus. Must demonstrate a positive, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude toward our patient population
Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screen

Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
Generous paid time off and paid holidays
Excellent growth and development opportunities through our counselor career path
Rewarding opportunity with the ability to impact individuals’ life

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