Current Openings (as of September 6, 2017)

Position Title:  Substance Usage Disorder Counselor

Reports to:  Director of Crisis and Outreach Services

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Date:  August 2017

Position Summary: Responsible for the assessment, referral and information as well as helping with treatment assignments for people struggling with substance usage.

Primary Responsibilities (Summary):  

  1. Clinical Evaluation
  2. Treatment Planning
  3. Referral
  4. Service Coordination
  5. Counseling
  6. Client, Family, and Community Education
  7. Documentation
  8. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities (Summary):  

  • Clinical evaluation, including diagnostic impression or Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Referral (SBIRT)
  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the clients’ history and progress, services provided, or other required information.
  • Counsel clients to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Interview clients, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals’ mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
  • Through follow-ups, review and evaluate clients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
  • Intervene as an advocate for clients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals
  • Attend training sessions to increase knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain professional social services knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
  • Provide clients or family members with information about addiction issues and about available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Refer clients to community or social service programs.
  • Coordinate activities with courts, probation officers, community services, or other post-treatment agencies.
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate public education, prevention, or health promotion programs, working in collaboration with organizations, institutions, or communities.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or other mental health related degree, with professional licensure.


Send resume to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at personnel@grassrootscrisis.org.