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Description: SUD Counselor is responsible for assessing and monitoring client’s behaviors while in treatment for chemical and alcohol abuse and dependency. Generally, your job is to assess your clients immediate and long-term need, develop a treatment plan to reduce or eliminate any substance abuse or criminal thinking. Your job may consist of making referral appointments to meet mental health or medical needs; work with the Job developer to build your client’s employability or start the process for SSI depending on your clients’ needs and capabilities.  the SUD Counselor is responsible for documenting client behavior in group participation and counseling. Counselors will also be providing crisis management and counseling services while also running group therapies and education for the clients and family/significant others in a therapeutic setting. Other job duties include caring for client’s emotional needs and coordinating treatment and discharge planning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Provide assessment and participate in the treatment planning with clients.

·         Review client chart for completion of all paperwork with appropriate signatures; completing weekly audits each Friday.

·         Facilitate discharge planning and community outreach.

·         Respond well to emergencies and initiate action as required.

·         Record noteworthy events involving client’s activities in the daily record.

·         Respond to client complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

·         Check for completion of client orientation by support staff.

·         Contact family immediately and set up a schedule of communication for the remainder of treatment if desired by the client.

·         Meet with clients individually twice a week at minimum.

·         Complete notes for every group and interaction.

·         Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings.

Required Skills:

Expert communication skills and counseling abilities
Ability to coordinate with professionals from diverse backgrounds, working at distinct levels
Commitment to the philosophy of recovery and continuity of the program and of consideration and respect of clients.

Education and minimum qualification:

·         Must possess a High School diploma or a GED.

·          Candidate must have at minimum one-year experience in Drug and Alcohol counseling.

·          Must be very familiar with HIPAA/client confidential and personal rights.

·          Must possess a valid License and/or certification in drug and alcohol counseling through an approved Department of Health Care licensing board.

·         Must possess a current CPR and First Aid certification.

·         Must possess a valid Driver’s License and insurable under The Elijah House automobile insurance policy.

How to Apply: Submit resume to the email of

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 1
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: No
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • About Elijah House Living

    The Elijah House was founded for a simple reason; to meet a great need in the community; a need for quality, consistent, family oriented healing. All of us struggle with some sort of addiction, The Elijah House Is a Licensed and certified Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center.

    Our program consists of 3 facets; Residential Treatment, Sober Living Environment, and Out-Patient care. We are committed to being there for any person, willing to make a choice to recover from their Addiction.

    We believe that The Elijah House experience is a unique one; one that will provide you with the necessary tools to recover from drugs and or alcohol and gain spiritual awareness and growth.