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Integrated Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.


Job Summary:
Greater Nashua Mental Health is looking for a full-time Integrated Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor to join our team! The Integrated SUD Counselor provides direct, evidence-based services to youth, adults and families seeking substance misuse treatment/services through both the Child Adolescent & Family Services and Substance Use Disorder Services Departments. The Integrated SUD Counselor carries a caseload of clients and provides; screening, assessment, and individual, family and group intervention. Treatment takes place in an office setting.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides Intensive Outpatient/IOP individual, family, and group counseling to youth, young adults, and families to an active caseload for a percentage of time per week as appropriate for position and as directed by supervisor.
• Coordinates with CAFS staff to process and assign CAFS clients to IOP services.
• Conducts SUD intakes and court-ordered evaluations for clients as needed.
• Provides both internal and external referrals to ensure that clients have access to all needed treatment, recovery, and community supports.
• Implements the Master Treatment Plan that is developed with the client and reviewed by the multi-disciplinary team utilizing the appropriate, defined treatment interventions by due date listed in the EMR.
• Documents client records, progress notes, and any other documentation in accordance with GNMH policies, procedures, and standards.
• Completes all monthly reviews by the due date listed in EMR.
• Communicates professionally and effectively with colleagues, collateral contacts, supervisors, etc., regarding client care.
• Prepares for and attend weekly or bimonthly supervision, bimonthly Seven Challenges Team, weekly department and agency meetings.
• Serves as a member of the Seven Challenges Team and as an internal liaison and resource to CAFS and SUD Department staff.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Use Counseling, Addiction Studies, Clinical Mental Health, Social Work, Psychology or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
• LADC required, MLADC preferred.
• 1-2 years of related work experience required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth and adult clients dealing with substance misuse and dependence issues.
• Strong collaborating skills and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Why Join Us:
We are looking for collaborative, curious for knowledge people with a “can do” mentality to join our team of compassionate employees! We provide a stimulating work environment and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including:

• Choice of 2 health insurance plans
• Health Reimbursement Arrangement
• Health Plan Opt Out Benefit
• Health Savings Account
• Flexible Spending Account
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Group Life and AD&D Insurance
• Short and Long Term Disability
• Accident & Critical Illness Insurances
• 403b Retirement Plan with Agency Match
• Employee Assistance Plan
• Generous Earned Time Off
• Paid Extended Sick Time
• 10 Paid Holidays
• Bereavement Leave
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Supervision towards Clinical Licensure
• Qualifying Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and NH State Loan Repayment Program

How to Apply:

Apply online by visiting: https://gnmhc.org/careers/

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: November 23, 2021

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