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Assessment Counselor

We are actively seeking a skilled and compassionate Assessment Counselor to join our team at our alcohol and substance use treatment facility. As an Assessment Counselor, you will play a pivotal role in evaluating individuals seeking assistance with alcohol and substance use disorders. Your expertise will contribute to the development of tailored treatment plans, ensuring the delivery of comprehensive care to support individuals on their journey to recovery.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Conduct in-depth assessments of individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders, employing standardized tools and interviews to gather pertinent information.
2. Develop a thorough understanding of clients' substance use history, mental health status, and relevant contextual factors influencing their recovery journey.
3. Establish a supportive and non-judgmental rapport with clients during the assessment process, fostering a conducive environment for open communication.
4. Evaluate and document risk factors, safety concerns, and co-occurring mental health issues to inform the development of individualized treatment plans.
5. Collaborate closely with the treatment team to share assessment findings and contribute to the formulation of comprehensive and effective treatment strategies.
6. Stay abreast of the latest developments in addiction assessment tools and treatment modalities, integrating evidence-based practices into the assessment process.
7. Maintain meticulous and confidential records of assessment information, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.
8. Provide psychoeducation to clients and their families regarding the assessment process, treatment options, and the path to recovery.
9. Collaborate with fellow professionals, including therapists, counselors, and medical staff, to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to treatment.
10. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and a trauma-informed approach in all interactions with clients.

1. Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
2. State licensure or certification as a substance abuse counselor or relevant mental health professional.
3. Proven experience in conducting assessments within alcohol and substance use treatment settings.
4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with individuals facing substance use challenges.
5. Knowledge of evidence-based assessment tools, diagnostic criteria, and treatment modalities for substance use disorders.
6. Commitment to maintaining ethical standards and confidentiality in the assessment process.
7. Understanding of trauma-informed care and cultural competence.

Addiction Counselor

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Addiction Counselor to join our team and provide support to individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. As an Addiction Counselor, you will be responsible for conducting assessments, developing personalized treatment plans, and facilitating individual or group counseling sessions and contributing to the overall success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Conduct comprehensive assessments to understand the client's history, substance use patterns, and mental health status.
2. Develop and implement personalized treatment plans that address the unique needs and goals of each client.
3. Provide individual and group counseling sessions to clients, utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
4. Monitor and evaluate clients' progress throughout the treatment process, adjusting plans as necessary.
5. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including medical professionals, social workers, and psychologists, to ensure comprehensive care.
6. Educate clients and their families about addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention strategies.
7. Maintain accurate and confidential client records, documenting interventions, progress, and any relevant information.
8. Stay abreast of current research and best practices in addiction counseling, incorporating new knowledge into treatment approaches.
9. Participate in regular supervision and training sessions to enhance professional development.
10. Adhere to ethical standards and legal regulations governing addiction counseling practices.

1. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
2. State licensure or certification as an addiction counselor.
3. Previous experience in addiction counseling or related field is preferred.
4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
5. Empathy, patience, and a non-judgmental attitude towards individuals with substance use disorders.
6. Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
7. Knowledge of various treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches for addiction.

Recovery Coach Associate

We are currently seeking a qualified Recovery Coach Associate to join our team. If you are a dedicated to supporting individuals in their journey towards recovery possess strong interpersonal skills and have a commitment to fostering positive change we invite you to apply for this impactful position within our organization.

Job Description:
Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Residential Services and Supervisors, the Recovery associate will assist client(s) in securing services that support ongoing stability and improvement of the patient’s life goals. These support services include introduction to recovery support systems (such as AA, NA, faith based, family/friends finding a sponsor, etc.); encouraging attendance and active involvement in a treatment program, when appropriate, obtaining assistance with educational goals (GED, apprentice training, etc.); medical/psychiatric appointments (enrolling patient in Affordable Health Care) and assisting in legal compliance of court requirements and other duties as assigned.

Position Summary:
Engages with patients in the Addiction Treatment Program and encourages them to maintain sobriety, participate in recovery-oriented activities and develop a network of sober supports. Participates in group treatment activities and models effective group participation and recovery-oriented perspective for patients with substance use disorders. Helps patients identify and access needed resources and recovery supports.

1. Meet with co-facilitators of group therapy to plan presentation of material
2. Attend group therapy sessions and model appropriate group participation
3. Assist with co-facilitating selected aspects of group therapy sessions
4. Provide support and encouragement to group therapy participants
5. Provide information and referrals regarding recovery resources in the community
6. Maintain patient confidentiality and comply with HIPAA regulations

The South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is looking to hire candidates with the following credentials. High School Diploma or Associate Degree in Behavioral Health or related field preferred. If applicable, one year of experience in Behavioral Health or Chemical Dependency programs. Must have thorough knowledge of the disease of alcoholism/addiction and its application to patient care. A good working knowledge of evidence-based treatment practices for Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health conditions is important. Experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR) a plus. Person must be willing to travel using company vehicle to transport patient(s) to applicable clinic(s) as instructed. Must have valid driver’s license and minimal auto insurance.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Good organization skills, ability to use logical thinking to solve problems. Good short-term memory, verbal communication skills, ability to provide and follow effectively written and verbal instructions. Ability to effectively monitor and develop subordinates when applicable. Ability to successfully complete training and perform C.P.R. Ability to perform light physical work exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force on an occasional basis. Good driving record and driving skills required. Sitting, standing, walking short distances are activities that the Recovery Coach I must perform.

Clinical Supervisor (Residential Services)

As a Clinical Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the clinical operations within our healthcare facility. Your role will involve ensuring high-quality patient care, compliance with medical regulations, and effective supervision of clinical staff.
- Supervise and coordinate clinical activities, including patient care, medical documentation, and adherence to HIPAA regulations.
- Provide guidance and support to nursing staff, ensuring proper patient treatment and care.
- Monitor and maintain accurate medical records, ensuring completeness and compliance with medical terminology standards.
- Conduct regular audits to identify areas for improvement in clinical processes and patient care delivery.
- Collaborate with healthcare providers to optimize patient outcomes and ensure efficient clinical operations.
- Train and mentor clinical staff on best practices, protocols, and compliance requirements.
- Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of new clinical team members.
- Implement quality assurance measures to uphold high standards of care and service.
- Stay updated on industry trends, medical advancements, and regulatory changes affecting clinical practice.
- Foster a positive work environment that promotes teamwork, professionalism, and continuous learning.
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field; Master's degree is a plus.
CADC Certification
- Strong knowledge of physiology, anatomy, medical documentation, patient care principles, HIPAA regulations, medical records management, and medical terminology.
- Proven experience in a clinical supervisory role within a healthcare setting.
- Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with healthcare professionals, patients, and stakeholders.
- Leadership abilities to inspire and guide a diverse clinical team towards common goals.
- Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy in documentation and compliance adherence.
- Ability to handle challenging situations with empathy, professionalism, and problem-solving skills.
Join our team as a Clinical Supervisor to make a meaningful impact on patient care delivery while leading a dedicated team of healthcare professionals.
Job Type: Full-time
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed
  • CADC Certification Required

Peer Support Specialist

We are seeking a dedicated Peer Support Specialist with personal experience in overcoming alcoholism and substance use to join our team. In this role, you will provide compassionate support, share your own journey of recovery, and empower individuals struggling with alcoholism and substance use to achieve and maintain sobriety and contributing to the overall success of the organization.

1. Peer Support:
- Establish rapport with individuals facing alcoholism and substance use challenges.
- Share personal experiences of recovery to inspire hope and provide relatable guidance.
2. Individualized Support:
- Collaborate with clients to identify strengths, triggers, and recovery goals.
- Assist individuals in developing personalized recovery plans and relapse prevention strategies.
3. Advocacy:
- Advocate for clients' rights and preferences within the substance use treatment system.
- Support individuals in accessing and navigating relevant community resources.
4. Education and Training:
- Conduct group sessions to provide education on addiction, recovery tools, and coping mechanisms.
- Facilitate workshops on life skills, stress management, and relapse prevention.
5. Documentation:
- Maintain accurate and confidential records of client interactions and progress.
- Provide timely reports and updates to the supervisory team.
6. Crisis Intervention:
- Provide crisis intervention and emotional support during challenging times.
- Collaborate with crisis intervention teams and emergency services when necessary.

- Personal experience with successful recovery from alcoholism and substance use.
- Completion of a Peer Support Specialist training program.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of local substance use treatment resources and services.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Certification as a Peer Support Specialist.
- Previous experience working in a substance use treatment or recovery-focused setting.
- Familiarity with harm reduction strategies.


We are Now seeking Spring/Summer Interns in  several departments!

Now Accepting Spring/Summer Interns!

Join our team and gain valuable experience in various fields. We are currently seeking interns
for the following positions:
● Social Worker/Counselors
● Peer Specialist
● Administration/Business Management
● Finance Assistant
● Marketing
● Culinary Kitchen Preps and Cooks

Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a difference and grow your skills. Apply now!

The South Suburban Council (SSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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