Substance Abuse Counselor, Detox Services

Livengrin Foundation

Job Overview

Livengrin Foundation is seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor for our Detox Services. The Detox Counselor is responsible for monitoring and supporting patients while they complete their detox protocol; motivating patients to accept their recommended level of care; interacting with families, referral sources and probation officers to collect collateral information so patients are placed in the correct level of care; and playing an integral role in the multi-disciplinary treatment team.

The schedule for this position is every other weekend day shift.


  • Monitors detox patients.
  • Interviews families of patients when appropriate and/or necessary to obtain collateral information.
  • Performs all duties of a case manager with referral sources, managed care and insurance companies and appeals adverse decisions as necessary.
  • Maintains electronic health records in accordance with regulatory bodies.
  • Conducts patient lectures and groups.
  • Develops Detox stabilization plans.
  • Communicates with detox and nursing staff to ensure the quality care of patients.
  • Completes post detox level of care assessments when appropriate.
  • Completes detox Bio-psychosocials.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative environment.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college preferred.
  • Must hold a professional license through the PA Department of State or be credentialed through PCB at the time of hire or be actively working towards licensure or certification through the PCB.
  • Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and/or ASAM criteria.
  • Ability to handle physical workload
  • Ability to build rapport with patients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Compassionate and caring demeanor

Livengrin Foundation is a highly respected Bucks County, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit provider of addiction treatment services, with a 119-bed residential facility and 5 outpatient sites throughout the region. More than 100,000 people have come through the doors of Livengrin to begin a journey to recovery. The Foundation’s mission is to make sustainable recovery possible through professional, accessible and successful treatment options.

Seniority Level



  • Mental Health Care
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

Estimated pay range

This range is estimated for Substance Abuse Counselor, Detox Services jobs in Bensalem, PA at similar companies. Actual pay may be different. 

Base pay range

$44,000/yr – $73,000/yr

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