Substance Abuse Counselor

  • ARS – Winchester, VA Methadone & Suboxone Clinic
  • 210 Front Royal Pike
  • Posted: Nov 26, 2018
Allied Health

Job Description

Starting Salary: $40,000:

$1,000 Signing Bonus!!!:

Addiction Recovery Systems (ARS) restores lives by providing state of the art treatment to individuals affected by the disease of addiction. We provide an environment of recovery enhancing the lives of individuals, families and community by embracing our core values of Respect, Empowerment, Professionalism and Excellence. ARS consist of a team of highly dedicated medical, counseling, and administrative professionals working at the front line to combat the opiate epidemic your community. ARS emphasizes individual and group counseling, as well as standard-setting medical care. Staff at ARS approach patient treatment within the philosophy of harm reduction, to help patients begin and then maintain positive change.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities :

* Work individually with patients utilizing a variety of therapeutic models and interventions emphasizing person-centered treatment and harm reduction to help patients achieve positive outcomes and progress in recovery
* Maintain an active caseload and complete all required initial, monthly, quarterly, and annual documentation for all assigned patients in a timely manner and according to best practice standards
* Utilize individual treatment plans as primary intervention strategies for helping patients achieve their treatment goals, with updates as needed and according to regulatory standards
* Work in a collaborative and team-oriented atmosphere to provide excellence in care for all patients at ARS
* Coordinate care with external agencies as necessary to ensure continuity of care external to ARS
* Complete monthly individual and group supervision to ensure professional growth and excellent patient care
Overview of Benefits:

* Early morning hours allow staff to focus on hobbies, family and friends, or further educational and professional pursuits in the afternoon and evenings
* Free Supervision toward Substance Abuse Counseling Certifications, Licensed Professional Counselor*
* Free Continuing Education Units
* Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying current students
* Competitive Benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, and others
* Networking and Community Engagement Opportunities to help advocate for Medication Assisted Treatment and harm reduction in the scope of addiction treatment and intervention with approval
Job Requirements:

* Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a human services field (Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, etc) with at least 1 year of experience in direct care counseling
* Willing to work toward substance abuse certification (CADC, LCADC) or already holds substance abuse certification or license
* Ability to work comfortably with a primary Electronic Medical Record
* Excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as ability to communicate comfortably and professionally with consumers, teammates, and other professionals
* Excellent customer service skills
* Ability to pass required State and Federal background checks