SUD Counselor - FT or PT - Lewiston – (203) $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*

*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90-day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.

You will come for our dedication to service, industry competitive salary and excellent benefits. You will stay when you discover our organizational culture and supportive leadership that prioritizes your professional growth.  For over 70 years, our committed team of dedicated professionals has provided the solid foundation where hope and healing can begin to flourish.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Program Team Lead, the Substance Use Disorder Counselor is responsible for providing professional mental health or substance use services and consultation to consumers, local agencies and other professionals in the community, as needed.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assesses and evaluates clients for substance use and mental health issues and provides individual and group education and counseling sessions.
  • Provides counseling and/or therapy according to a plan of care developed from assessment and diagnostic evaluation.
  • Evaluates and assesses the holistic needs of the individual clients.
  • Develops a written plan of care in conjunction with the clients, the client's family where appropriate, and significant others in accordance with clients /family needs and in compliance with agency procedures.  Adheres to Medicaid and Medicare regulations for plans of care, when appropriate.
  • Utilizes the client's electronic health record (EHR) to ensure that documentation is complete, accurate, timely and meets regulatory and agency standards.
  • Educates and instructs clients and significant others in prevention and rehabilitative measures appropriate for the client's care and safety.
  • Refers clients to other professionals or services as appropriate to ensure optimal service.
  • Participates in scheduled meetings, including case reviews, supervisory sessions, staff meetings and other inter-agency and intra-agency meetings as appropriate for program and clients.

We strive to ensure that your work experience reflects the values we hold most dear - respect for individual, diversity of thought and ideas, and commitment to professional growth in an environment where you can thrive and excel.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Duties require knowledge of substance use issues equivalent to completion of a high school diploma and one to three years of related work experience in substance use field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of CADC certification is required.
  • Must possess a valid State of Maine driver's license.
  • Experience and knowledge of the addictive process.
  • Ability to understand and appreciate the dynamics of working with persons with mental illness or with substance use problems, and persons seeking to enhance personal growth and functioning toward more effective living.

By joining our relaxed and friendly team, you will find colleagues willing to support you and embrace your unique perspectives and experiences. We promote whole health and wellness, not only for the clients we serve, but for our staff members as well. We support one another, share stories of our successes and challenges we face, and celebrate our collective and individual achievements. We are passionate about ensuring Tri-County is a respectful, inclusive community of professionals dedicated to our mission, those we serve, and each other.

Some of the many benefits of working for Tri-County:

  • Work Culture Focused on Employee Wellness & Inclusivity
  • Friendly & Supportive Atmosphere
  • Agency Paid Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Generous Paid Time Off (full-time employees earn 23 days per year to start)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental Benefits Eligibility
  • Agency Paid Life Insurance Policy
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan (with employer match)
  • Friendly Neighbor Discounts: Verizon, Sullivan tire, and Governor's Restaurant 
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement

*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90-day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.

Tri-County Mental Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a culture of mutual respect. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or expression. We celebrate our differences and thrive on inclusivity.