Groups, Formerly known as Recover Together is seeking full-time, part-time and per diem licensed counselors in Laconia, Lebanon, Manchester, Rochester, Nashua, and Portsmouth.
They can apply at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Substance Abuse Counselor is the central point person for all aspects of patient care. S/he is the first line of clinical decision-making, working closely with physicians on prescribing and clinic coordinators on administrative matters.
This role is a distinctive opportunity for counseling professionals in the mental health and addiction space:
Innovation: Groups is a young, fast-growing organization that is looking to do things differently in pursuit of its mission. We have developed a unique, technology-driven clinical system, and encourage staff to identify opportunities to improve the way we work and serve clients.
Respect: One of our core beliefs is that everyone suffering from opiate addiction deserves the best medical care. No matter how bad things have gotten, people should always be treated with respect. This belief shapes all aspects of how counselors are expected to interact with clients.
Professional development: We are committed to investing in staff’s professional development, ranging from mentorship and regular feedback from your supervisor to providing clinical supervision hours in pursuit of advanced certification and licensure.
The Substance Abuse Counselor has three main areas of responsibility:
- Facilitate weekly group therapy sessions using the Recover Together curriculum:document patients’ clinical progress; share learnings based on patient progress and feedback, with rest of clinical team; contribute to ongoing evolution of curriculum based on direct experience, new research and industry best practices
- Provide individual patient support as needed: evaluate patients’ progress and continued fit for the program; help patients access additional services (e.g., co-morbidities, social services); liaise with third parties (e.g., corrections, family services)
- Conduct intakes for new patients: gather relevant medical and drug use history; describe program and set expectations for participation in Recover Together
We prioritize intrinsic qualities and demonstrated potential over formal qualifications. Intrinsic qualities that are needed for success in this role include: strong empathy and compassion; ability to establish authority in a group setting; toughness; and flexibility.
Formal qualifications that we look for include:
Minimum two years experience with group counseling and addiction treatment
Comfortable working with technology including electronic health records, email, and software and mobile apps (e.g., Google Apps)
Some availability on weekday evenings (between 5-8PM)
Bachelor’s degree; LADC, CADC, LCMHC or LCSW