Substance Use Disorder Counselor

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Support those working to overcome drug and alcohol addiction as they make strides towards more independent living!
Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor in the Adult Clinical Community Services (ACCS) program at Behavioral Health Network!
Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the ACCS program with the following:

  • Embracing the values of recovery, resiliency, and harm reduction to support individuals towards recovery from drug or alcohol use.
  • Helping participants maintain sobriety and transition onto more independent living situations.
  • Meeting individuals served in their environment and connecting them to community resources.
  • Providing preliminary screenings, recommendations about critical services needed, and necessary interventions and referrals for program participants.
  • Acting as a role model for individuals served.
  • Providing psycho-education and individual counseling on substance use.
  • Acquiring harm reduction capabilities and other treatment trends that help individuals served progress toward recovery.
  • Offering training and support to staff on best practices to coach individuals working towards sobriety.

Who are we?
Adult Clinical Community Services is a program that serves adults with mental health concerns. ACCS is a multifaceted program which uses an integrated team model to perpetuate recovery and wellness for the individuals served.
Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Reasons To Work With BHN

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
  • You will be able to change a person’s life
  • You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

What are we looking for in a Substance Use Disorder Counselor?

  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in related field, plus one year experience; or doctoral, ABD with one half-year’s experience (required).
  • At least one year of experience in human services (required).
  • At least one year of experience working in substance treatment environment (required).
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC I) licensure (required).
  • Clinical license or eligibility for licensure within 6 months (required).
  • Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration for individuals served (required).
  • Familiarity with internet, word processing, and email systems (required).
  • Willingness to learn and become proficient with software applications, including Electronic Health Record, as applicable (required).
  • Working knowledge of DPH Bureau of Substance Abuse regulations (required).
  • Reliable vehicle, valid Driver’s License, good driving record, and appropriate car insurance coverage (required).

How do I apply to be a Substance Use Disorder Counselor?
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at [ Link removed ] – URL blocked – click to apply and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!
BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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