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Clinical | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Counselor

General Description:

Provides evidence-based, face-to-face, goal-oriented counseling and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Promotes the Family-Centered Approach to treatment, encouraging child, family and partner involvement in treatment. 

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for efficient delivery of services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Assists clients in establishing a treatment plan, goals and objectives, as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process
  • Maintains clients' charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Assists in communicating with outside agencies, such as treatment centers, AA and Catholic Charities agencies
  • Provides individual behavioral health counseling and evaluation
  • Facilitates group meetings and program components as needed
  • Assists in  intake assessment process as needed
  • Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups and attends pertinent meetings
  • Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates and changes
  • Supervises general guidelines and hygiene of self, clients and of physical area utilized by agency
  • Supervises program and activities in conjunction with or in absence of Program Director
  • Provides case program consultation and makes appropriate referrals 
  • Assesses, updates and revises clients' progress and treatment plan per DMH, CSTAR, and COA standards as needed
  • Meet minimum billing and productivity standards
  • Some evenings and weekends required


  • A counselor, psychologist, social worker or physician licensed in Missouri who has at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in the treatment or rehabilitation of substance abuse
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling psychology or closely related field
  • Two years' experience in treatment of substance abuse OR an alcohol, drug or substance abuse counselor certified by MSAPCB, Inc.