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Substance Abuse Counselor

Johnson County Government
USD $27.93/Hr.-USD $41.89/Hr.
remote work
United States, Kansas, New Century
May 21, 2024

Substance Abuse Counselor

US-KS-New Century


Healthcare, Welfare, and Social Services

Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)


Post End Date

Salary Min
USD $27.93/Hr.

Salary Max
USD $41.89/Hr.

Organizational Unit

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Hours may vary based on needs. Some remote work may be possible with this position.

Driving Status
Occasional (less than 5%)


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you're searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government!

Job Description

    Provides individual and group treatment for clients with substance dependence disorders in our Therapeutic Community (TC); coordinates and facilitates educational and treatment sessions to clients in accordance with program and curriculum and best practices.
  • Manages client documentation with the creation of Treatment Plans, Progress notes, and Discharge Summaries
  • Coordinates services with other professionals in the field, as needed
  • Holds clients accountable in a way that educates and provides understanding into their self-destructive behavior.
  • Attends weekly clinical meetings, monthly departmental meetings, and serves as clinical representative for the Therapeutic Community.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Addiction Counseling or other Human Services field and a Kansas Behavioral Sciences license* at the bachelor's level in the area of focus are required: LAC (licensed addiction counselor).

Excellent communication, documentation and interpersonal skills are required. Incumbent must have leadership skills, analytical skills and be highly organized and able to maintain confidentiality. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Incumbent must successfully pass a criminal history check, have valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record, and submit to and pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen prior to employment

*Applicants who meet Kansas licensure requirements may be considered if Kansas licensure is obtained by time of an employment offer and licensure is pending confirmation at the time of employment application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Addiction Counseling, Human Services, or relevant field; master's level licensure through KS BSRB (i.e. LMAC, LMFT, LMSW, LCP, LPC, etc.); and one (1) year of of direct counseling experience