Position:       Substance Abuse Counselor
Program:      SA/SAIOP
Location:      Savannah, GA
Schedule:     Flexible based on staff and program needs. Program will offer nights and weekends.
Status:          Open to Part-Time/Full-Time/Contract

Job Summary: 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:
  • 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
Required Education & Experience:
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in counseling, behavioral sciences, or social services (e.g., psychology or social work)
  • LMSW/LCSW, LAPC/LPC, LAMFT/LMFT Or Unlicensed with Degree Supervisee/Trainee

Gateway BHS promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

Gateway Community Service Board is fully accredited by CARF.

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Contact Human Resources 912-324-2209

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