Substance Use Counselor: LCAS


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Wilmington, NCWork Shift

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support.


Calling all compassionate and caring behavioral health professionals who are looking to partner with a community based service provider offering mental health and substance abuse services where individuals live and work.


We are looking for a Substance Abuse Specialist possesses knowledge and is able to apply substance use/abuse treatment to a diverse population and has the capacity and knowledge to work with a treatment group that present a variety of addictions and addiction related behaviors.


In this dynamic and rewarding role, there is an emphasis on creating interventions that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning for the client in the community.


If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first!


Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides individual sessions to explore overall goals, treatment plan, and measurement of goal completion, assess further needs of individuals for successful recovery and program completion.
  • Conducts utilization reviews based on assessment information, treatment progress, and established guidelines, to determine eligibility for services, continuation of services, and discharge for services, complete service authorization requests, and maintain current authorization for service provision.
  • Utilizes assessment recommendations and input from client, family, and other involved natural and professional supports, develop person-centered treatment plans, and provide on-going monitoring and revision of treatment plans as indicated.
  • Provides preventive and therapeutic interventions in individual, family, and group counseling sessions including skills building , supportive counseling, and case coordination to help clients develop needed skills and support on-going treatment gains in regard to managing substance abuse and mental health symptoms and adapting to home, school and other environments
  • Consults with psychiatrist or other medical personnel regarding reporting behavioral observations and concerns, and improvement or concerns related to any prescribed medications.
  • Documents treatment interventions, community support and assessment of client’s progress based on treatment goals in client’s record according to state and agency requirements within 24 hours following the billed activities.


Required Education/Experience


Qualified Substance Abuse Prevention Professional which is defined as: a graduate of a college or university with a Master’s degree in a human service field and has one year of full-time, post-graduate degree accumulated supervised experience in substance abuse prevention; or a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a human service field and has two years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree accumulated supervised experience in substance abuse prevention; or a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than human services and has four years of full-time, post bachelor’s degree accumulated supervised experience in substance abuse prevention; or a substance abuse prevention professional who is certified as a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC) by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board and meets the above requirements as a QSAPP




RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit
  • Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative
  • Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!
  • Many more benefit choices!

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

RHA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our solutions center.

RHA Health Services
4 days ago

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