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Substance Abuse Counselor

NorthShore Health Centers Chesterton Full-Time
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Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Substance Abuse Counselor provides counseling and support to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction. This may include confidential individual, family or group counseling educating about the causes and effects of addictions.

  • The Substance Abuse Counselor will be familiar with other services and resources in the community and work closely to provide information and support when required.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals

  • Provide community education and support, as requested

  • Access and collect relevant resources for clients

  • Assist individuals to identify their need for treatment

  • Assist clients to meet all requirements of treatment

  • Effective treatment planning and documenting services rendered within 24 hours

  • Ensure ongoing contact with agencies including the Primary Care Providers, Addiction and Psych med issuing Doctors, Mental Health Agencies, other collaborative agencies and Referral Sources


  • Must have sincere respect and compassion for the mission of substance abuse treatment and recovery.
  • Must be able to connect with clients.
  • Ability to engage clients and equip them with tools to be successful in recovery.
  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other relevant field.
  • Hold current certification and/or licensure in Addictions, Social Work, or Substance Abuse Counseling. 

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Substance Abuse Counselor
Estimated Salary: $56K
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