Substance Abuse Counselor Job Description:

Reports to Clinical Director, the Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor will be responsible for providing direct clinical care to clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

●Provide direct clinical services, including individual counseling, service planning, assessments, group counseling, and case management to clients.

●Collaborate with professionals both within and outside the facility, as appropriate.

●Carries caseload and provides weekly individual therapy for each of the assigned clients.

●Maintain accurate, thoroughly documented client records with a quality of documentation that meets facility and licensing standards.

●Collaborate with client’s Mentor and Clinical Program Director to develop appropriate aftercare and discharge plan.

●Ability to work in a team environment and attend weekly clinical team meetings to ensure best client care.

●Attend general staff meetings.

●Abide by code of law and ethics

●Model values of treatment center

●Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences including LGBTQ, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, disabilities.

●Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Experience in addiction and dual diagnoses.

●Theoretical Orientation: psychodynamic and trauma-influenced, 12-step, LGBTQ-Affirmative, Mindfulness, CBT and other treatment modalities and theories. 

●Experience working with adults, couples and families who struggle with substance-abuse.

●Knowledge of the sponsorship and community support groups.

Education and Experience:

●MSW, LCSW from an accredited school of social work, or MA in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related degree AND current license (OR) preferred.

●CADC 1 minimum required

●Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to maintain accurate chart records and documentation

●Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and multi-task

.●Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.

●Ability to pass background check.

●Ability to pass a drug screening.

●Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as requested.Required experience:

●Two years’ experience working in a substance abuse treatment setting.

Email Resume to Management@recoveryblvd.com

Recovery Blvd Treatment Center


Phone: 503-897-1916

1316 SE 12th Avenue 

Portland, OR 97214


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