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CSAC Substance Abuse Counselor (Winchester, VA)

Mental Health | Winchester, VA | Part Time

Job Description

 Substance Abuse Counselor

Fuller Staffing LLC is currently seeking a PT Substance Abuse Counselor to assist our client with array of substance abuse counseling and educational services within the group and program setting. Counselors are responsible for all client related documentation. 


*Performs substance abuse counseling and education

 *Recommends to supervisor revisions to treatment plan

 *Under direct supervision provides case management to assist clients with alcohol and/or drug related


* Under direct supervision, provides counseling in individual or group sessions; may serve as

a counselor in a group or program setting; co-leads group counseling sessions; may need to have the

ability to provide services to clients incarcerated in local correctional facilities;

* Provides reassurance and encouragement to clients who make phone or personal contact during crisis or emergency situations; 

*Provides information or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned


*Ensures that all entries into records are according to our clients and DBHDS standards

 *Updates and completes records for all clients with whom they have had contact; may serve as a substitute on occasion as a primary counselor; consults with peers and other

*Serves as an advocate for clients in their communities; and performs other duties as requested.


*Case management Community Resources

*Client documentation Counseling Interventions

*Oral and written communication Funding Sources

*S.A.Group counseling DBHDS/DMAS Standards

*Program planning and coordination Human Development

*Staff Supervision Group Dynamics

*Treatment plan development Computer software

*Crisis intervention Human Rights Regulations


CPR/FIRST AID Home telephone

Medication Training DMV license

Restraint Techniques Cell Phone/Pager



Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following: Graduation from a four-

year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field or

attainment of an Associate of Arts Certificate in a related field plus two years of experience in

substance abuse or another human services field. At minimum, must be a Qualified Substance Abuse

Professional recognized by the Virginia Substance Abuse Counselor’s Certification Board

Participation in a substance abuse treatment/counseling program can be substituted for the required

education on a one year for one year basis.

Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects; knowledge

of/or ability to learn various substance abuse treatment methods and techniques; knowledge of

interviewing techniques; knowledge of/or ability to learn existing referral agencies and community

resources; some ability to evaluate the severity of a client’s substance abuse problem and

recommend appropriate intervention and treatment; ability to maintain records and prepare reports;

ability to establish rapport with clients and other concerned persons and to maintain effective working

relationships with co-workers and community resources; ability to speak and write effectively.