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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: Valley Hope Association
Location: Norton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


Norton Valley Hope has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Counselor to join our dedicated and passionate team. Candidates with the following credentials can be considered: LCAC, LMAC, LMSW, LSCSW, LPC, LCPC, LCP, LMLP, LMFT, or LCMFT.

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact, conquering addiction one patient and family at a time? If so, Valley Hope welcomes you!

Why join Valley Hope?

For over 50 years, Valley Hope has specialized in providing addiction treatment and recovery services to those in need. We meet our clients where they are with love, compassion and respect, and guide them towards a journey of Recovery. This is the Valley Hope Way!

Valley Hope offers competitive wages, generous shift differentials, meaningful work and a highly competitive benefits package that includes:


Salary ranges from $50,000 - $61,000/yr based on education and experience


Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance
Tuition Assistance - Up to $10K annually; $45K maximum benefit
8 Paid Holidays (Including 1 Personal Holiday)
PTO - Up to 25 Days per year based on years of Services
401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Supplemental Insurance
And much more!

What you'll do:

Provides individual and group counseling, therapeutic intervention, and educational lectures to patients and family members.
Develops, revises, and implements treatment plans.
Performs assessments of patients' needs, motivations, and backgrounds; prepares substance abuse bio-psycho-social/assessment summaries.
Participates on a multi-disciplinary treatment team to include participating in weekly staff meetings, any staff development, and training as required.
Develops patient progress reports and establishes follow-up care for patients and their families as needed.
Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, mentors, family members, and others to help support patients in their recovery.
Maintains and demonstrates a current working knowledge of applicable counseling procedures and substance abuse treatment in accordance with company policy and State and Federal guidelines.
Collects and reviews referral information upon assignment of patients and consults with others as needed to support coordination of services.
Records treatment activities and patient observations in patient records accurately and timely;

What you'll need:

Bachelors or Master's degree with emphasis in behavioral sciences, education, or social work.
Licensed or credential to function as an alcohol and drug treatment counselor in the state in which the Counselor is working. LPC, LAC, LMAC, LCAC, LMSW, and LCSW are accepted.
Minimum of one (1) year of behavioral healthcare clinical counseling or clinical case management work experience.
CPR certification is preferred

Work Environment:

Residential treatment facility setting; requires walking throughout the facility.
Able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and able to assist an adult weighing 100-250 pounds.

Keywords: Valley Hope Association, Lincoln , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Norton, Nebraska

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