Substance Abuse Counselor Job Description

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Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated and empathetic Substance Abuse Counselor to join our behavioral health team. As a Substance Abuse Counselor, you will be responsible for assessing and providing support to individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. If you have a passion for helping individuals overcome challenges, excellent counseling skills, and a commitment to facilitating recovery, we want you to contribute your expertise to our dynamic behavioral health practice.


  • Competitive compensation and opportunities for professional growth
  • Supportive and collaborative behavioral health team environment
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health and retirement plans
  • Opportunities for continuing education and certifications
  • Company-sponsored substance abuse counseling workshops and seminars
  • Access to resources and tools for addiction counseling


  • Assess clients’ substance abuse issues and treatment needs
  • Develop personalized treatment plans and goals
  • Provide counseling and therapy to individuals and groups
  • Offer support and guidance during the recovery process
  • Collaborate with healthcare providers and support networks
  • Stay updated with addiction treatment approaches and research


  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or related field
  • Valid substance abuse counseling certification or licensure
  • Proven experience in substance abuse counseling or a related role
  • Strong counseling and communication skills
  • Empathy and a client-centered approach to counseling
  • Ability to create a safe and supportive counseling environment
  • Commitment to upholding ethical and professional standards in addiction counseling

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