Substance Abuse Counselor

Boston, MA 02118

Posted: 07/26/21 Employment Type: Temp/Contract Industry: Job Number: 107145 Pay Rate: $18.00 - $22.00

Job Description

Bachelor’ s degree and a minimum of one year of work experience in the field of substance use, HIV and/or mental health

Human Services agency is looking for Substance Use Disorder Counselors who will be responsible for providing individual counseling/case management sessions totaling 1 hour per week to a minimum case load of up to 9 clients on a weekly basis, throughout their stay at the program.

·        ? Engage clients in an ongoing treatment planning process, and review cases and treatment progress in individual and staff meetings

·         Maintain effective  and time sensitive documentation and record keeping systems, including but not limited to: biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, re-assessment; progress notes; case management; consent forms; data collection and aftercare planning.

·         Maintain current working knowledge of referral sources such as housing, medical, outpatient counseling, dental, legal, AIDS client services, self-help groups and others to provide comprehensive services to the program clients and their families.

·         Communicate effectively with the clients, treatment team and any other individuals or agencies involved in the client’ s treatment.


·         Bachelor’ s degree and a minimum of one year of work experience in the field of substance use, HIV and/or mental health; Or a certificate from a recognized counseling program or course of instruction; Or, 3 years’ relevant work experience in the field of substance use, HIV, and/or mental health

·         Experience facilitating groups and counseling preferred.

·         Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of the treatment team.

·         Strong computer, organizational, writing, and communication skills.

·         Ability to relate to clients in an instructive, supportive, and compassionate manner.

Schedule and Days:

Typical shift is Sunday-Thursday 3pm - 11pm or Monday-Fri 10am-7pm

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