Substance Abuse Counselor

Acadia Healthcare Inc. Shelbyville , KY 40065

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description



Who We Are:

Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center, located in Shelbyville, KY, 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. Our mission is to provide full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications. Our team is the front line of our fight against the opiate epidemic.

Our Benefits

  • STAR LRP Loan Forgiveness Eligible

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Employer paid clinical supervision for candidates seeking LPCC

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

Shift hours are early mornings Monday

  • Friday from 6:00am

  • 2:30pm with occasional Saturday & Sunday mornings from 7:00am

  • 9:00am, allowing you to enjoy a great work/life balance.

Your Responsibilities as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Conduct individual counseling sessions, under supervision, as scheduled and documents as required;

  • Conduct group and/or family 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, insuring 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

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Substance Abuse Counselor:

  • Bachelor's degree in social or health services field with 4+ years' experience in counseling field; or bachelor's degree in other field with 6+ years' experience in the counseling field; OR
  • Master's degree in social or health services field with 2+ years' experience in counseling field; degree must be from an accredited college or university


  • Considering the following: CADC, LPCA/LPCC, CSW/LCSW


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