Substance Abuse Counselor

Community Medical Services Glendale , AZ 85301

Posted 3 months ago

Substance Abuse Counselor

Community Medical Services (CMS) is urgently hiring an experienced Substance Abuse Counselor to assist patients recovering from addictions to opioids and other illicit substances. Our ideal candidate knows the drill-the experience you've gained has enabled you to help clients overcome the behavioral health challenges presented by the growing opioid epidemic. Whether facilitating individual or group sessions, or assisting patients with treatment plans and coping strategies, you'll do your part to help foster a safe place for anyone looking to start their recovery journey with CMS.

What to Expect

As you join our mission to help those suffering from substance use disorders reclaim their lives, expect to thrive in a comfortable, welcoming, and fun environment where you are valued for the work you do, championed by passionate leaders, and equipped with the tools and ongoing training you need to achieve your goals.

Along the way, we'll invest in your well-being through a benefits package that includes:

  • Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Short and long-term disability insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time

  • 401K retirement plan with match

  • Tuition and CME reimbursement up to 100%

  • Employee assistance program to support your mental health and wellness

  • Ongoing professional development

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is excited to work in an outpatient setting, much like a doctor's office.

  • Has behavioral health experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals.

  • Values mentorship. We'll need you to encourage, guide, and develop other members of the counseling team.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to:

  • Maintain and manage a caseload in compliance with regulatory standards and ratios.

  • Facilitate and co-facilitate didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.

  • Include family and natural supports in the client's treatment, per the client's preference.

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of new developments in the field of substance use as required by specific state licensure.

  • Maintain a collegian relationship with other substance use professionals, programs, and associations.

  • Mentor less tenured CMS counselors as needed.

  • Complete comprehensive behavioral health assessments and individualized treatment plans, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and unique client needs.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the ongoing assessment of the client and his/her natural supports that may result in modification to the service plan.

  • Ensure coordination of care out of the area or out of the state prior to discontinuation of services.

  • Maintain a thorough and comprehensive client record.

  • Serve as the point of contact for coordination and communication with other systems where clinical knowledge of the case is crucial.

  • Assist in screening and coordinating primary care services for clients.


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • No license required

  • Active LAC license or above preferred

  • Behavioral health experience in Counseling or Case Management preferred

About Community Medical Services

Community Medical Services (CMS) is a CARF-accredited addiction treatment program providing services in the form of outpatient medication-assisted treatment and one-on-one and group counseling to those seeking help with their opioid use disorder. Headquartered in Arizona with more than 40 treatment clinics in nine states, CMS is dedicated to meeting the challenges presented by the growing opioid epidemic in communities where treatment is lacking.

Our Commitment

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Other Conditions

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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