Substance use/Mental Health counselor

$45,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Alcohol & Drug Solutions
  • 2109 South 24th Street, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Jul 10, 2024
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional

Job Description

  • Responsible for the development and regular update of treatment plans (meeting specific program guidelines) utilizing and documenting client preferences, recording progress notes, preparing discharge summaries, developing aftercare plans, and documenting weekly client staffing reports. Utilizes concurrent documentation 100% of the time as indicated by client signature on Treatment Plan and noted by counselor in progress notes. Completes all required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
  • Responsible for clinical case-management, which includes ongoing contact and coordination with probation, parole, diversion officers, case workers, therapists, family members, and/or any outside source involved with the client, in a manner affecting treatment focus and process.
  • Provides individual, group, and family substance abuse and dual diagnosis counseling specific to the primary or secondary needs of the client, as assigned or directed by supervisor. Arrives on time and prepared for groups and individual sessions.
  • Provides crisis intervention, as necessary, and the ongoing assessment of each client’s stability, functioning, and chemical usage during treatment.
  • Provides after hours on-call clinical services on a rotating basis with other clinical staff. Documents all calls, notifies Clinical Director and Counselor of any serious incidents.
  • Makes appropriate referrals throughout the client’s treatment based on client need. Directs Contact with referral source whenever possible. In preparation for discharge, schedules transition sessions one week in advance if client is transitioning to an internal program
  • Utilities trauma informed assessments and other tools to develop Treatment Plan and reviews plan with client regularly. May conduct drug and alcohol evaluations using standardized assessment tools to determine client’s current needs and makes recommendations as to appropriated level of care.
  • Participates in clinical team staffing, daily or weekly, as designated per caseload and presents each client case. Documents the staffing decisions and implements the appropriate treatment.
  • Participates in all activities deemed necessary by the Clinical Director and/or Administration to accomplish the above outlined duties and responsibilities.
  • Participates in regular supervision meetings with Clinical Director.
  • Uses standard assessment tools to assess client’s current situation including medical, employment/support, drug/alcohol use/history, legal, family history, family/social relationships, trauma, depression and anxiety symptoms and psychiatric issues and utilizes information for Treatment Plan.
  • Attends and participates in staff training, work teams, and all staff meetings, as directed.
  • Develop /prepare materials for, and facilitates, education presentations focusing on substance abuse and life-skills, as assigned.
  • Must be ASI certified, and Provider Network approved to do vouchers.
  • Follows necessary requirements as determined by the State in relation to licensure and/or certification.
  • Meets with clients to complete standardized drug and alcohol evaluations; completes required paperwork and prepares reports as assigned by Clinical Director.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Abide by HIPAA and 42 CFR confidentiality requirements.
  • Follow all agency and program policies and procedures including philosophy, confidentiality, ethics, and safety procedures.
  • Regular and on time attendance required.

Experience in substance abuse and/or mental health treatment preferred. Must meet the minimum requirements to conduct the Nebraska standardized reporting model for drug and alcohol evaluations.

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Driver’s license required upon hire.

Education and Experience:


Position Competencies:

  • Verbal communication
  • Written Communication
  • Organizational Skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. regularly, climb and descend stairs.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Night shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: In person

Job Requirements

Applicant must be 21 years or older

Licensed in the State of Nebraska to treat Substance Use and Mental Health clients.

Not be on State or Federal Probation for the past two years

Loan Forgiveness?