Substance Abuse Counselor

Acadia Healthcare Inc. Elkton , MD 21921

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description


Our Team:

Elkton CTC, located in Elkton, MD, is part of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. Our counseling team provides compassionate, high-quality counseling and therapy to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder.

Job as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

The Substance Abuse Counselor is instrumental in our patient's treatment and recovery from opioid use disorder. Substance Abuse Counselors provide high quality, compassionate care through various mediums which include both individual and group counseling sessions. The Substance Abuse Counselor will plan, oversee, facilitate and document their patient's recovery as well as provide leadership and guidance for the activities of other personnel.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Employer paid clinical supervision for candidates seeking LCSW, LGPC, LCPC, CAC-AD, CSC-AD

  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry

Hours are Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - 2 PM and one Saturday per month 5:30 AM - 10 AM, allowing you to enjoy a great work/life balance.

Responsibilities as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Conduct individual, group, and/or family counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;

  • May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions;

  • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;

  • Prepare an individual treatment plans for each assigned patient;

  • Ensure all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;

  • May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;

  • Provide crisis intervention to patients, as needed;

  • May plan for aftercare for assigned patients;

  • May act as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested;

  • May provide case management duties for patients, ensuring individualized quality care;

  • Evaluate patient' needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed; and,

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Skills/Qualifications as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • HS graduate or equivalent required; prefer bachelor's degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university

  • Previous experience in counseling field instruction/internship or similar practicum through education or certification process preferred


  • Maryland Trainee Status, Drug and Alcohol Certification, or CAC-AD, or CSC-AD
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