Substance Use Disorder Counselor – Intensive Outpatient Program

Position Summary:

The Substance Use Disorder Counselor’s primary responsibilities include working with a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health professionals and conduct diagnostic assessments, crisis intervention, IOP Groups and individual counseling services, as well as case management services to persons with a substance use or co-occurring disorder.


Licensure as a LCDC III, LICDC or LICDC-CS in the State of Ohio is required, and additional licensure as a LSW or LPC is preferred. Clinical training in the treatment of substance use disorders.


2 years work experience in the Substance Use Disorder field in either outpatient, intensive outpatient, or residential treatment.


Must demonstrate strong skills in applying individual and group counseling theory and techniques. Shall be able to assess Substance Use Disorders and be able to identify mental health issues that are indicative of co-occurring conditions. Must be able to develop appropriate treatment and discharge plans based upon needs presented by the person. Shall have knowledge of ASAM criteria and level of care placement. Familiarity with persons participating in Medication Assisted Treatment programs. Shall have knowledge of community recovery oriented resources and services. Must demonstrate time management skills and track many tasks simultaneously as well as demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, collaboration, mediation, patience, and organization. Open to the individuality of others and able to establish therapeutic rapport with those served. Knowledge of the Stages of Change, Stage-Wise Treatment and Motivational Interviewing. Must demonstrate strong oral and writing skills including the ability to complete documentation in a timely manner. Must be able to effectively manage his/her caseload of assigned clients to produce positive outcomes. Proficient in utilizing electronic health records and Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel).

Job Type: Full-time