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Substance Abuse Counselor

Dt Staffing Llc Fredericksburg ,VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our client is looking for a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor to oversee the group therapy at their outpatient SUD clinic in Fredericksburg, VA and Warrenton, VA. This is a full time direct-hire position with benefits. The hours are M-F 9-5.

The Lead Counselor leads the treatment team, alongside physicians and administrators. The Counselor is the expert on addiction and recovery, and coordinates decisions about the client’s treatment. Meanwhile, physicians are asked to focus on what they do best: medication management. By putting seasoned, compassionate Counselors in the lead, and minimizing bureaucracy at every turn, we’re able to deliver care that is both more affordable and higher quality than the status quo.

As a Counselor, you are responsible for delivering respectful, evidence-based care that helps your clients recover from opiate use and get their lives back. You will work within a team of administrators, physicians and other counselors to ensure that members have the support and accountability they need to succeed in treatment at every step.


Duties & Responsibilities:

-Unlock great clinical outcomes for our members by adhering to Groups Recovery System and providing consistent, high quality counseling activities

-Conduct intake assessments to evaluate individuals’ appropriateness for our program

-Lead weekly group therapy sessions that build recovery skills and foster community

-Provide individual support as needed, such as crisis intervention, referrals to other resources, and liaising with outside parties involved in the client’s treatment

-Utilize our custom EMR to document clients’ progress in a manner that is efficient and value-added, fully digitized, and never bureaucratic

-Making discharge decisions, in coordination with the physician and clinical supervisor, based on client progress in treatment Conduct regular medication counts and other anti-diversion measures

-Partner with provider to evaluate appropriateness of our program -In charge of all compliance activities associated with member caseload, including medication counts and medication count conversations

-Participate in internal and external training required for upkeep of licensure

-Responsible for documenting care coordination needs handled by Care Navigator

-Partner with Care Navigator to ensure coordination of care for our members (make sure they are handled appropriately, and proper referrals made)

-Participate as representative of the treatment team that discusses difficult members (as needed and always prior to discharging)Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree

-Required licensure or certification: LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LSATP

-Minimum two years of experience leading group therapy in a SUD setting

-High comfort level with technology, including EMR, email, and software and mobile apps (e.g., Google Apps)

-Deeply invested in your member success

-Authentic, caring and inspiring—and able to maintain appropriate boundaries and accountability

-Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to build positive relationships with people

-Ability to make clinical decisions that are objective, fact-based and exercise sound judgment

-Committed to a high ethical standard in everything you do

-A team player and willing to put team above self

-Ability to work evenings, as needed




Dt Staffing Llc

Why Work Here?

Excellent potential for career advancement and personal growth!


Fredericksburg, VA