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Community Medical Services Substance Abuse Counselor in Lake Havasu, Arizona

Substance Abuse Counselor

LocationLake Havasu, AZ

TypeFull Time

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Responsible for managing assigned caseload in compliance with the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, under the supervision of the Clinic Manager and/or the Director of Medical Services. Responsible for providing substance abuse rehabilitation, support, and education services to assigned patients in compliance with the Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Philosophy established by the program committee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(Includes the following; other duties may be assigned)

  • Maintain in-person productivity with clients, providing counseling, at a minimum of 60% of your time,

  • Manage assigned caseload under the supervision of the Clinic Manager and Clinical Coordinator,

  • Provide substance use disorder counseling, support, and education services to assigned clients,

  • Keep organized and detailed documentation such as treatment plans, intake assessments and annual behavioral health assessments,

  • Be passionate about medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, and about working in the field of substance use counseling


  • Minimum of 4 years behavioral health or substance abuse counseling experience

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of CBT, REBT, SMART Recovery, evidence-based practices

  • High level of patience and a non-judgmental attitude

  • A knowledge of best practices for de-escalation

  • Must be relentlessly passionate about making a positive impact on the world and passionate about being a part of our mission of treating individuals who are struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues

  • Bachelors degree or higher in criminal justice, counseling, social work, or a related field. Master degree preferred

  • Case Management and/or substance abuse counseling experience preferred

  • Independent or Associate level license in Behavioral Health (i.e. LASAC, LISAC, LAC, LPC, LAMFT, LMSW, LCSW) preferred

  • Bilingual a plus

Location: 329 Lake Havasu Ave, Lake Havasu, AZ 86403