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Substance Abuse Counselor- LCAS Required

Community Alternatives, Inc. Charlotte ,NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Summary :The primary role of this position is to provide treatment for substance abusing women and their children. The outcome achieved through this position will be quality programming for substance abusing women and their children designed to improve their quality of life that is provided with efficiency and effectiveness to meet the needs of this special population.


· Provides group leadership to include therapy, education, and skills-related groups

· Provides service to SACOT, SAIOP and Out Patient

· Provides individual counseling;

· Manages and monitors case load of active treatment clients;

· Monitors clients’ progress, safety and medications;

· Coordinates/conducts drug screens and breathalyzer tests;

· Participates in client staffings;

· Provides input into the development of the treatment plan;

· Communicates daily with the team;

· Completes and turns in tickets daily;

· Documents all services provided on progress notes;

· Works on an interdisciplinary team;

· Participates in clinical supervision;

· Participates on mini/mega teams for case consultation;

· Conducts weekly aftercare groups;

· Provides assessment services;

· Conducts weekly family groups;

· Completes and submits monthly reports

· Performs other clinical duties as needed in the program;

· Comprehends and utilizes a variety of intervention techniques;

· Provides client-centered, respect-based, empowerment-oriented, relational approach

· Utilizes the 12 core functions of substance abuse intervention;

· Knowledgeable about substances, addiction and recovery;

· Recognizes relapse signs and provides intervention;

· Assesses the safety of consumers and contracts for safety

· This position is required to provide monthly reports, document in logs, and provide incident reporting.

Monthly program reports

o Quarterly reports

o Correspondence for staff

o Incident/Accident Reports

§ Performs other duties as requested by their supervisor within the scope of the job.


· To be considered for this job, an individual must have a Bachelor’s degree in human services

with a minimum of two years of substance abuse work experience; or Master’s degree in

human services with one year of substance abuse work experience.

· Certification/Licensure in Substance Abuse Counseling and/or Prevention is required..

· Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Community Alternatives Inc. is not only committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, but we celebrate it, we support it, and we
thrive as a company because of it. CAI is proud to attract the most qualified employees regardless of age, race, religion, gender,
sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability (including disabled veterans) or veteran status, in accordance with state and federal laws.

Company Description
The mission of Community Alternatives is to provide responsive, person-centered services to improve the quality of life for individuals and families.

To foster a continuum of support services in every community we serve.

At Community Alternatives, we value each individual. We ensure the following:

* That our services are accessible
* That everyone understand their rights and responsibilities
* That everyone have access to prompt and fair problem resolution.
* That individuals are guaranteed the opportunity to participate in developing their service plan.
* That everyone has many opportunities for individual growth and a range of choices about how to best reach their personal goals.
* That everyone has the opportunity to participate in program evaluation and quality management.
* That we will use collaboration as the cornerstone of our service delivery system.
* That we will honor cultural, family and individual values.
* That we will use data and outcome information to continually improve our service delivery system.

Community Alternatives, Inc.

Why Work Here?

We empower individuals during recovery from substance misuse or those with disabilities, to recognize their full potential.

Mission of the Position: The Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides direct support to individuals in all aspects of their home lives. DSPs are responsible for providing support to the individuals receiving services. They utilize teachable moments and methods, as instructed by Community Alternatives, to assist the individuals in all aspects of daily home life with a primary goal of keeping individuals safe while supporting community inclusion.


5800 Executive Center Drive
Charlotte, NC