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Substance Abuse Counselor

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Location: Iredell
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: October 29, 2022


The Substance Abuse Counselor assumes designated responsibility to provide and coordinate substance abuse assessments, treatment planning and service delivery tailored to the individual needs of Members with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance use. Also, the Substance Abuse Counselor assumes responsibilities of other functions such as providing treatment, rehabilitation, care management, and support services within the team.

Must be licensed in North Carolina as an addiction/substance use specialist with at least one-year of full-time experience treating individuals with Co-Occurring disorders and who are dually diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders.
Qualified Professional (QP) status is required with a designation of CCS, LCAS, LCAS-A, or CDAC.

Work experience:
A minimum of one (1) year work experience in the human services field as a Substance Use Counselor with the population served.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
General knowledge regarding principles of Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) to include the laws, regulations, and policies that govern these services. Knowledge of substance use principles, techniques and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely. Possess considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques. Understanding of Managed Care processes, contracts, and submission of service authorizations. Ability to be available for crisis situations.

Interpersonal Skills:
Must possess skills in establishing a rapport with members, applying techniques of assessing psychosocial and behavioral aspects of a member’s problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Members being served by the ACT Team. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely to plan and execute work effectively.

Travel Requirements:
Valid Driver’s License and insurance required. Travel will vary depending on the daily schedule for this position. All travel is in the community where the members live and work.

What We Offer:
Competitive Pay – $24+/hour
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Option of Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
Paid Time Off