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Substance Abuse Counselor LAC, LPC, LCSW, LMSW

Avenues Recovery Metairie, LA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are hiring aSubstance Abuse Counselorat Avenues Recovery of Metairie, LA. We are looking for the candidate that can make a difference in the lives of all those they interact with, pay special attention to the needs of their patients and love working in a fast paced environment, with constant exciting changes and away from the mundane and boring, while making a real difference in the lives of others. We offer competitive starting salaries, flexibility in working and a great work environment. We consider our employees family and have a tight knit network for support and comfort right at work!

The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for assessing and providing treatment to individuals struggling with addiction issues and, when recommended, their significant others. The role of the Addictions Therapist is to support individuals on their journey of recovery by educating them on the skills needed to maintain long-term recovery.

Specific job responsibilities are as follows:

  • Screening and assessment of individuals interested in services
  • Review of clinical information and other relevant documentation about the individual's treatment and life experiences
  • Collaborating with other professionals as needed when Consents for Release of Information have been signed
  • Providing Individual and Group therapy sessions to help individuals develop healthy, positive coping skills to manage their addiction issues
  • Supporting family members and/or significant others in living with an individual who is struggling with addiction issues
  • Developing and updating Treatment and Recovery Plans in collaboration with the individuals receiving services as a way to stay focused in the therapeutic process
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and documenting the progress of the individuals with whom she/he is working toward Treatment and Recovery Plan goals
  • Providing educational resources as well as case management and advocacy as needed to support an ongoing Recovery environment
  • Participating in continuing education to promote professional growth and development, including the use of evidence-based practices
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations around a variety of issues, including but not limited to HIPAA, confidentiality, and risk management
  • Identifying opportunities for Continuous Quality Improvement and Programmatic excellence
  • Referring individuals receiving services, their family members and/or significant others to other community resources as needed

The Substance Abuse Clinician will be thoroughly committed to the Mission of the organization and should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

  • At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with addiction issues
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and methods for behavioral health rehabilitation
  • State Licensure or Certification in Human Service-related field, LPC, LAC etc.
  • Strong desire to support individuals struggling with addiction issues
  • Willingness to develop as a Professional, asking questions, sharing knowledge and experience, and accepting feedback when needed
  • Ability to communicate in both written and oral form in an exemplary manner, including but not limited to the use of assertive communication
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within an environment that requires changing priorities as well as an ability to manage these priorities

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Avenues Recovery


Metairie, LA
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