Addiction Counselor I/II

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  Per Diem · Shift Varies · per diem

JOB SUMMARY:  To provide counseling and support to patients suffering from substance use and addictive disorders and to educate families in the best ways to help in the recovery process.  May work with either inpatient clients, those participating in residential or outpatient programs, or in multiple levels of care. Provides direct care and service to patients through assessment, educational and therapeutic groups, individual counseling, case management, family meetings, family counseling treatment planning and continuing care planning.



 


NON-ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


May be required to perform duties of lesser, equal or greater responsibility.  Other duties as assigned.


 


 


QUALIFICATIONS:


1.      Must hold a Master's degree or higher in a Behavioral Health Field


2.      Addiction Counselor I Must possess one of the following:


a.   Vermont LADC (Drug and Alcohol Counselor License) or other independent Vermont license if addiction treatment experience is demonstrated (LICSW, LCMHC, Licensed Psychologist, etc.). LADC is preferred.


b.  Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor


c.   Vermont AAP (Apprentice Addiction Professional) credential


d.   Ability to obtain license or AAP credential within six months of hire


3.      Addiction Counselor II must have an active Vermont LADC (Drug and Alcohol Counselor License) or other independent Vermont license if addiction treatment experience is demonstrated (LICSW, LCMHC, Licensed Psychologist, etc.). LADC is preferred.


4.      At least one year of experience working in addiction treatment settings and with drug or alcohol populations under close supervision.


5.      Have an understanding and ability to work with clients with drug and alcohol problems, including those using medication assisted therapies