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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (LSATP, LCSW, LPC)

GPW Health Center Woodbridge, VA
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

GPW Health Center is growing!

We are committed to real work/life balance, great pay and fantastic benefits; 7 paid holidays and 25 days of PTO accrued per year, 401k plan with a 3% employer contribution (regardless of the employee's contribution), Medical (80% employer contribution for employee coverage, 50% employer contribution for family coverage) life insurance (employer paid), Dental and Vision insurance. We are an organization that cares about our staff and community!


Position Description

Greater Prince William Community Health Center is committed to quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed, integrated care to individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders. The GPW Substance Abuse Addiction Counselor, is a member of the Behavioral Health Practice, provides critical prevention, assessment and treatment interventions for individuals struggling with alcohol use and other drugs. The main responsibility of the substance abuse counselor at Greater Prince William Community Health Center is to help individuals reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations through prevention treatment, assessment and referral services.

Essential Functions

· Collaborate with community partners and the PWC school system with to expand a prevention network of care for at risk youth in our community through community based presentations, education and prevention services.

· Conduct screening interviews to determine the need for a drug and alcohol assessment and for emergent care services in the specific areas of medical, detoxification, prenatal care, and psychiatric care; make referrals to appropriate health and human services agencies as needed based on the outcome of the screening interview.

· Conduct confidential, quality assessments, that are gender-responsive and trauma-informed, in collaboration with the primary care and OBGYN team utilizing the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment model (SBIRT).

· Collaborate with the medical team using the SBIRT criteria to determine the appropriate level of care of GPW patients struggling with substance abuse disorders and or addictions.

· Collaborate with the Behavioral Health team to deliver Addictions and Trauma Recovery Integration Model (ATRIUM) and or Matrix Intensive Outpatient treatment.

· Use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to work collaboratively with clients and internal and community treatment team members to help support clients in their treatment and recovery.

· Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, Mentors, family members, and others to help support clients in their recovery.

· Work closely with clients to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of assessment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated

· Collect and review referral information upon assignment of clients from the referral source and consult with others as needed to support coordination of services and scheduling of client interviews.

· Collect information from collateral resources to aid in determining diagnosis and need for treatment.

· Based on assessments, make referrals to the most appropriate programs and agencies in an effort to help clients access the right level of care to best meet their treatment needs.

· Monitor client access to and involvement with treatment and other providers to help address barriers to treatment and the recovery process.

· Model and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for clients.

· Work collaboratively with client’s funding sources to obtain initial authorizations for reimbursement for intervention and recovery support services.

· Work cooperatively with the legal system to ensure coordination of services including Court appearances when appropriate.

· Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records, including Outcomes Survey information and information for invoicing; enter necessary information into ECW electronic medical records (EMR) system.

· Consult with supervisor and collaborate within individual and group supervision to sustain practice clinical integrity and client continuity of care.

· Maintain working knowledge of other drug and alcohol treatment agencies and programs and a list of resources that can be shared with clients.

· Remain in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards, including all SBIRT policies and procedures and Quality Assurance Plan, DDAP requirements, State Licensing standards, County Monitoring requirements, and managed care regulations.

· Participate in all assigned meetings, staff development, and training as required.

· Provide back-up assistance to Therapists with group therapy and psycho-education groups as necessary.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree in Psychology, Substance abuse Counseling, Social Work, Counseling, or related field plus one year of clinical experience in an alcohol or other drugs (AOD) or mental health setting preferred.

License Requirements:


  • State of Virginia Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) preferred.

  • License Clinical Social Worker – Documented education or training in substance abuse treatment and one-year experience and d providing direct care for individual struggling with addiction.

  • License Professional Counselor – Documented education or training in substance abuse treatment and one-year experience and d providing direct care for individual struggling with addiction.

  • State of Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)

Practitioner Preferences:

  1. Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred

  2. Experience in a treatment environment or with gender-responsive care preferred

  3. Understanding and supportive of a trauma-informed system of care

GPW Health Center

Why Work Here?

We are a mission driven Health Care Center dedicated to serving our community

The GPW Health Center is a non-profit, 501c3, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing affordable access to primary, dental, behavioral, OB-GYN, laboratory, and pharmacy services for the whole family under one roof (at three locations). The organization has Centers in Woodbridge, Manassas and Dumfries Virginia. The Centers are located in Eastern Prince William County at the confluence of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, 25 miles south of the National Capital. The area enjoys premiere schools, performing arts, national refuges and parks, and a mix of housing types and price points. GPWCHC participates in e-Verify:


Woodbridge, VA