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Substance Use Counselor

Company: Better Life Partners
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

In compliance with regulatory bodies and companywide policy for current staff, all future employees of BLP must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to employee start date.

Better Life Partners has a specific mission-to help any underserved individual achieve a healthier life filled with belonging, love, and purpose. We do this by working alongside community-based organizations and delivering high-quality care directly to our members. We run a highly agile and mobile organization focused on innovating healthcare while staying true to our values.

Our organization is seeking experienced Counselors to provide group therapy, psychoeducation and related interventions for individuals struggling with addiction and seeking long-term recovery with medication assistance.

If you are a caring, dedicated professional who is able to work independently, possesses strong communication skills, maintains exemplary ethical standards, practices evidence-based techniques and has a true desire to help others, stop now, this is the position for you!

In this role, you will interact regularly with clients, referral sources, field staff, and members of the local community. You will be a resource for clients and community partners, guiding them on the path to recovery. You will work side by side with a high impact team of medical providers and coordinators, helping clients to thrive. Your work is essential and your constant feedback will be expected to help clients reach the best outcome possible.

Responsibilities for Counselors include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrating and communicating the core values of Better Life Partners
Facilitating group therapy sessions for Better Life Partners clients
Familiarizing with and utilizing Better Life Partners evidence-based curriculum guides and training
Providing detailed feedback and maintaining clinical progress notes on clients
Counseling one-on-one with clients, when deemed necessary
Participating in Better Life Partners' community research and public health partners' research and data collection efforts
Formulating and maintaining treatment plans for each client served
Collaborating with community partners and Better Life Partners providers on case management and care coordination efforts
Adhering to professional and ethical work standards, enforcing appropriate counselor/client boundaries
Managing group dynamics and problem behavior with strong, professional judgement and in a way that does not jeopardize group integrity
Maintaining compliance with federal, state and local regulations for licensing and billing purposes
Attending and engaging in regular training, company meetings, monthly counselor consultation, and supervision as necessary

Qualifications for a Counselor:
Bachelor or Graduate degree in mental health, social work, psychology, addictions or related field
License as LADC, LMFT, LMHC, LCMHC, LCPC, LCSW, LICSW; Master's level preferred
2-3 years of experience working with substance use or related field
Valid driver's license
Willingness to travel periodically within ME

Better Life Partners facilitates the treatment of behavioral health conditions including addiction medicine. Better Life Partners Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We are also a recovery friendly workplace.

This is a Remote (work from home) position.

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Keywords: Better Life Partners, Portland , Substance Use Counselor, Other , Portland, Maine

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