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CRC Health Group

Job Title: Substance Abuse Clinician - Counselor

Company Overview

CRC Health Group is the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health services. For more than 30 years the treatment facilities within CRC have reclaimed and enriched the lives of those they serve. CRC’s foremost priority is providing the highest quality of care that embraces the values of integrity, respect, accountability, responsibility, and excellence. Recognizing that every individual is unique and challenged by different needs, we offer a wide variety of services emphasizing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation of the individual. With distinction and compassion, CRC Health Group brings healing, well-being, recovery and reconnection to those in need.

We will be a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of addiction and other chronic behavioral health disorders. We will provide a continuum of evidence-based treatment that delivers the highest quality of care and improves the lives of millions of people.

To inspire our employees to deliver clinical excellence and lead CRC to be the preferred treatment provider to individuals and families in need.
Job Overview
Company: CRC Health Group - Talent Network
Location: US-MA-Lowell
Base Pay: N/A
Employee Type: N/A
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Manages Others: Not Specified
Job Type: Health Care
Req'd Education: 4 Year Degree
Req'd Experience: Not Specified
Req'd Travel: Negligible
Relocation Covered: No
Contact: Not Available
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Ref ID: Clinician

Job Description

If you are an experienced substance abuse counselor and are looking for a rewarding new career path, consider joining the Habit OPCO team! We are currently looking for a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor to work in our outpatient addiction treatment program.


Habit OPCO provides rehabilitation treatment services on an outpatient basis for patients with drug addictions, enabling them to function normally in society. Our highly-trained professionals, many of whom are Masters-prepared, provide individual, group and family counseling focused on addiction, recovery, and related personal, family, and vocational issues.

Our organization is dedicated to treating people with dignity and respect and assisting them to attain a drug free lifestyle. Our philosophy is based on the fact that methadone, combined with life skills counseling, has been shown to be the best treatment available for opiate-dependent individuals. We understand that reducing the stigma associated with narcotic addiction and treatment will always be a challenge, but it is a process to which we are firmly committed.


As a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, you will become an integral part of Habit OPCO’s multidisciplinary treatment team, helping patients to address not only their physical addiction, but also the psychological and social aspects of this complex disorder and its many consequences. You will be involved with patients throughout their entire recovery process and have the opportunity to develop long-term therapeutic relationships with many of them.

Habit OPCO is proud to employ a diverse group of clinical, professional, and administrative support staff who focus their energy and considerable talent and on serving the individualized needs of each patient. We have an exemplary record of employing and developing a highly diverse team across the organization, and we believe that this diversity greatly enriches our organization, creating an environment supportive of professional development for staff and also improving the quality of service provided to our diverse patient community.

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor – Therapist – Social Worker


Job Responsibilities

As a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, you will work in consultation with the clinical, operational, and medical directors, nurses, and other members of our treatment team to create and monitor the individualized treatment plans that are best suited to assist each patient in overcoming his or her addiction.

Your specific duties as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor include, but are not limited to:


  • Conducting patient assessments
  • Creating treatment plans
  • Providing individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Monitoring the overall recovery of each patient
  • Making referrals for medical examinations, drug screens and other services
  • Making treatment recommendations based on data gathered during counseling sessions
  • Taking detailed notes and updating files for each meeting or appointment to document treatment and progress, note missed appointments, and document treatment milestones

Habit OPCO offers numerous opportunities for career mobility for employees who desire to pursue such opportunities. With a commitment to employee professional development and a job posting and transfer policy to facilitate mobility, our organization has an excellent record of promoting from within.

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor – Therapist – Social Worker

Job Requirements
Job Requirements

As a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, you must have the ability to cultivate positive and productive therapeutic relationships with patients while always maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. You must also be self-motivated; possess strong time-management and organizational skills; and have the ability to manage a high volume of client interactions.


It will also be critical in the role of a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor that you have strong verbal and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal instincts that will allow you to function effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced, intense work environment. We’re looking for a problem-solver with a positive attitude, someone who is open to receiving feedback and incorporating new treatment approaches; who enjoys leading group counseling sessions; and who has demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

Specific qualifications for the Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor position include:

Master’s degree and 1+ years of substance abuse counseling
experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 3+ years of substance abuse counseling experience.

  • Drug and Alcohol Certification or Licensure Strongly Preferred
  • Experience Working in a Methadone Program a Plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish a Plus
  • Familiarity with Clinic Management Software a Plus
  • Basic Computer Skills (MS Office) & the Desire/Ability to Learn New Software


Habit OPCO is committed to providing employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals without regard to any factor unrelated to job performance. Our focus is, and will always be, on the individual's knowledge, skill, experience, respect for patients and other job-related criteria.

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor – Therapist – Social Worker


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