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Substance Abuse Counselor- LCAS or LCAS-A required (CLT)

Community Alternatives, Inc. Charlotte, NC

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time


  • Provides 2 evening groups leadership to children, to include education and skills-related groups
  • Provides individual counseling;
  • Manages and monitors case load of children of treatment clients;
  • Monitors clients’ childrens’ progress and safety;
  • Participates in client staffings, child IEP meetings and CFTs
  • Recruits clients and their children to participate in programming;
  • Provide advocacy for the client and their children with schools, daycare, and other community involvement;
  • 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;
  • Provides child developmental screening;
  • Conducts weekly family groups;


  • Completes and submits monthly reports
  • Performs other clinical duties as needed in the program;
  • Comprehends and utilizes a variety of prevention techniques;

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

  • Utilizes the 12 core functions of substance abuse intervention;
  • Knowledgeable about prevention, substance use, 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

  • Quarterly reports
  • Correspondence for staff
  • 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 LCAS, Master’s degree in human services with one year of substance abuse work experience.· Certification in Prevention and/or Substance Abuse Counseling or working towards certification.· Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Good rapport and interaction with children
  • Good Customer Services skills
  • Body language to reflect positive attitude
  • Good correspondence (written) skills
  • Good telephone skills
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Good listening skills


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.

  • Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow-up and/or prevention can occur.
  • Consistently evaluate work and determine if further steps are needed to meet client expectations.
  • Take initiative to do or redo inadequate or incomplete work, even if it is not yours.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals.


  • Fax and copy machines
  • Professional dress (Friday dress down day)
  • Business like language
  • Professional conduct
  • Present positive attitude


  • Licensure in Counseling or Social Work or certification in Substance Abuse
  • Initial training
  • Client Rights & Confidentiality
  • Documentation
  • Incident Reporting
  • Ethics
  • Workplace Violence
  • Harassment Prevention
  • Defensive Driving
  • Annual Training
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Universal Precautions
  • North Carolina Interventions (NCI)
  • Must maintain 1)a valid driver’s license and 2)an excellent driving record 3) adequate auto insurance while employed


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to use hands to type, finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English and have the ability to hear whispers with or without the aid of a hearing aide.
  • Frequently required to use close and distance vision.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk and sit; and occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and\/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • May be exposed to virus, disease and infection from consumers in working environment.
  • May be required to work extended periods of time (double shifts).
  • May experience traumatic situations including psychiatric meltdowns.
  • Will be exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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.

Community Alternatives, Inc.

Why Work Here?

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

MISSION The mission of Community Alternatives is to provide responsive, person-centered services to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. VISION To foster a continuum of support services in every community we serve. OUR VALUES 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.
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