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Substance Use Counselor-ECC
Job Code:202022-002
Location:171-Essex Counseling Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

General Information:
Under general supervision, employee is responsible for providing therapeutic and case management services to those individuals with mental illness, and substance abuse problems; in a variety of settings including jails and community agencies.  Employee delivers direct service to substance abuse and mental health clients through individual, marital, group, and family therapy.   Case management services include consultative and referral services; assistance in identifying living alternatives, employment opportunities, education, and entitlement opportunities; and advocacy and resource development.  Employee coordinates and provides public presentations and training workshops to various groups and agencies on substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.  Employee must exercise considerable initiative and judgment in the effective and efficient administration of departmental programs.  Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in contact with staff, clients, families, public, and service providers.

Minimum Training and Experience:


Bachelors degree in Human Services field desired, and 2 to 4 years documented experience with SA Case management, counseling, clinical assessment, or any equivalent combination of experience and training  which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



Special Requirements:


Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License and driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results within 30 days of employment, and yearly thereafter as required by licensing authority.

Benefits include:

Anthem BCBS Health insurance including dental & vision

Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Life Insurance

Staff development and in-service training

12+ paid holidays

PTO accrued at 8 hours first 6 months, increases to 16 hours per month (equals 4.8 weeks per year)

Verizon Wireless discount of 15% on service plans

Position Open Until Filled.

The agency of MPNN Community Services Board maintains a drug free workplace.

For all positions at MPNN CSB,candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination by the date of hire as a condition of employment.MPNN CSB will consider requests for reasonable accommodations required under applicable law. To qualify as being fully vaccinated againstCOVID-19there should be a two week period after receiving the second dose (or any government recommended booster shot)in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or a two week period after receiving a single-dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.