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Addictions Counselor / Therapist - new facility East New Orleans

Benefits Offered

Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K

Employment Type


Townsend is growing, and an experienced Addictions Counselor / Therapist is needed for our beautiful, new, soon-to-be open facility! If you truly care about patients, then we have a career waiting for you! Townsend is an industry leader in providing addiction treatment to adult patients throughout Louisiana, and Townsend is part of American Addiction Centers. Outstanding benefits are available for full time employees - and even partial benefits for part time employees!

Townsend invests in our staff with great benefits and perks including:

  1. 100% company-paid health insurance with a low deductible and low co-pays;

  2. Opportunity to add spouse and dependents to your insurance;

  3. Vision and dental insurance for you and your family;

  4. $50,000 life insurance that is 100% company-paid (with the option to purchase more for you and/or your family);

  5. Generous vacation/sick (starting at 22 days of Paid Time Off per year as a new employee – this increases the longer you are with the company – up to 31 days per year after you’ve been an employee for 48 months);

  6. $1,000 per employee per 12 months for Continuing Education reimbursement;

  7. Retirement plan – a 401K with partial company match and 100% company vesting at 3 years;

  8. Many supplemental insurance plans like accident, critical illness, identify theft, more;

  9. Opportunity to purchase stock in the company at a special employee-only rate;

  10. Great working environment and the opportunity to change people’s lives!

Additional information is available at or

Email your resume, cover letter and hourly pay rate or salary expectations to TODAY for immediate, confidential consideration. Write “THERAPIST FOR NEW FACILITY” in the subject line.

You must have the following license, skills and experience for this position:

  • Current, unencumbered counseling license – LAC, CAC, RAC, LMSW, LCSW, LPC, etc.

  • Prior experience providing addiction counseling to adults.

  • A working knowledge and understanding of recovery programs in general.

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate patients, using motivational interviewing techniques without fostering dependence.

  • Great computer skills including solid understanding of how to use email programs, Word, Excel, etc.

  • Able to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.

  • Able to positively interact and develop rapport with clients and their families, professional support staff, team members and various levels of staff from the community agencies.

  • Able to act as a role model, demonstrating appropriate problem-solving skills and stress-management skills.

  • Possess an understanding of the role of 12-step principles in sobriety.

  • Willingness to provide excellent customer service.

  • If in recovery, must have 2 years of sobriety.

  • Local candidates only (no relocation).

If you join Townsend, you’ll enjoy the following responsibilities:

  • Providing clinical services via individual, group and family therapy including call rotation, didactics, and psychosocial assessment.

  • Communicating with caseload of patients on at least a daily basis to discuss recovery plan and symptom monitoring.

  • Maintaining current information on recovery meetings, events, and providing materials for same.

  • Motivating patients to develop a strong recovery support network.

  • Applying patient interventions specific to the DAS structure.

  • Documenting patient notes, interventions, phone calls, and overall patient data, including Symptom Monitoring.

  • Weekly communication with patient's sponsor when needed.

  • Weekly communication with parents/family/friends regarding patient's progress or providing them with their own recovery information.

  • Participating in "transition sessions" with patients and their families at the end of a patient's treatment episode.

  • Developing and implementing chronic disease management plan.

  • Providing crisis intervention.

  • Providing support for clinical services to other team members when needed.

  • Working with an experienced Director to meet client/resident needs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

About Townsend:

Townsend is the leader in the field of addiction treatment in Louisiana, using the most innovative treatment models and genetic research to help thousands of individuals achieve recovery. At Townsend, we understand that addiction is a chronic, progressive brain-based disease that is typically self-medicated with alcohol, drugs, gambling, compulsive overeating, and other substances or behaviors. Thus, even if the substance use and behaviors stop, the primary symptoms of addiction will still be present. Currently there is no cure for addiction, but there is hope at Townsend. Our treatment centers are focused on achieving remission of symptoms which will stop a person from seeking drugs or engaging in other behaviors to feel better.

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