Addictions Counselor
Job ID: R0043056 | Healthcare Specialists | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences seeks applicants for an Addictions Counselor. The ideal candidate will provide individual and group counseling/therapy, recovery support for opioid and other substance use assessment/counseling, harm reduction education, and clinical consultation in our medication assisted treatment clinic. The counselor will also provide primary support for our statewide telephone opioid helpline working with callers who have concerns or questions about their opioid use or those of others, providing individualized referrals, phone intervention sessions, and educational materials. They will promote the helpline and conduct outreach, building collaborations with different addiction treatment-related resources and entities across the state, working closely with the clinic team, and seeking and providing feedback in order to assist in building a quality program.

This position will require:
  • Diagnostic and ASAM evaluations.
  • Brief treatment (individual, couple or group therapy).
  • Psychoeducational groups with addictions as a focus.
  • Participation in clinical supervision and consultation.
  • Works collaboratively with psychiatric team.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings and treatment planning.
  • Responsible for creating, coordinating and supporting an integrated addictions recovery and support program for identified patients.
  • Documents patient care according to professional standards and departmental guidelines.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement, program development, and professional growth activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional development of self and contributes to and assists with the professional development of others.
  • Performs support activities as needed and directed by manager or designee.
  • In addition to the above responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
  • Education: Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field required.
  • Experience: Minimum of two years of experience working with clients in recovery from substance use disorders and/or substance use counseling.
  • Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a team orientated environment

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health assessment prior to their first day of employment per university policy.


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Job requires frequently bending/stooping/walking. Proficient communicative, auditory, and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.

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