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Title:             Substance Abuse Counselor
Program:     Savannah Youth Clubhouse 
Status:         Full-Time/Non-Exempt/Salaried
Location:     Savannah, GA 
Hours:          Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday hours will vary (Flexible)     

Under general supervision, evaluates and counsels referred consumers with substance abuse histories. Documents all services rendered. May serve as case coordinator. May supervise professional and/or paraprofessional social services staff.Assesses client needs; provides substance abuse education; individual, group and family substance abuse counseling; referring clients to community resources; and case management.

Essential functions of the position:  
  • Completes assessments of consumer’s substance abuse history and current status as part of comprehensive assessment and on an ongoing basis

  • Assists in coordinating individual treatment planning including aftercare and recovery support services for each consumer actively involved in alcohol and drug treatment.

  • Participates in engaging and motivating consumers to achieve treatment goals especially and specifically those related to substance abuse issues

  • Assists each consumer receiving drug and alcohol treatment in becoming involved with self-help support groups

  • Assists each consumer receiving drug and alcohol treatment in developing and maintaining social support networks

  • Assesses consumer’s need for inpatient substance abuse treatment and, when appropriate, coordinates access to these services

  • Collaborates closely with any inpatient substance abuse treatment providers

  • Maintains client confidentiality and      adherence to HIPAA requirements at all times

  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner consistent with agency guidelines

  • Maintains agency required productivity standards

Minimum Requirments:

*Completion of a Bachelors degree in counseling, behavioral sciences, or social services (e.g., psychology or social work) and certification as a certified addiction counselor (CAC) from the Georgia Addiction Counselors’ Association (GACA).

* CAC I, CACII or CADCCertification 

Gateway Behavioral Health Services is fully accredited by CARF. The Subtance Abuse Conselor position comes with a competitive compensation package of salary, medical benefits, 401(a) retirement benefits, and paid time off.

Persons interested in being considered for this unique opportunity should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


Contact Human Resources 912-324-2209

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