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Addiction Counselor-Rockville

Avery Road Treatment Center | Rockville, MD | Full Time

Job Description

Avery House for Women and Children is looking for an Addiction Counselor to provide support to women in early recovery.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively engage clients with substance abuse  and mental health issues. 
  • Demonstrate ability to understand medication assisted treatment.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling sessions with focus on addiction related topics.
  • Responsible for intakes and assessments, problem identification, treatment planning, recording progress notes, and developing discharge plans, review of continuing care plans.
  • Responsible for maintaining contact with referral sources and other agencies involved in client care (i.e. child welfare,
  • criminal justice system and housing programs).
  • If licensed, knowledge of best mental health practices for co-occurring clients
  • Ability to provide individual, group and family therapy. 

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or higher in chemical dependency or related field
  • 2 – 4 years experience in behavioral healthcare, specifically addictions or related field.
  • Must have minimum of Alcohol and Drug Trainee Status or one of the following certification or license with the State of Maryland:  Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LGADC), Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) or Certified Supervised Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CSC-AD).

Bonus Points:

  • Strong ability to mufti-task
  • Complete paperwork in a timely manner 

Perks:

  • Supervision for certification and license provided. 
  • Easy access to Metro
  • Free Parking