Substance Abuse Counselor – The Recovery Center – Louisville, KY

Recovery Center of Kentucky’s mission is to help men and women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations. We are an agency committed to quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. The Addiction Clinician provides critical alcohol and other drug counseling, assessment and referral services to clients in a manner that reflects the agency’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Conduct screening interviews to determine the need for a drug and alcohol assessment and for emergent care services in the specific areas of detoxification, psychiatric care, and intensive outpatient treatment; make referrals to appropriate health and human services agencies as needed based on the outcome of the screening interview

· Conduct confidential, quality assessments, utilizing ASAM Placement criteria and the Addiction Severity Index to determine the appropriate level of care;

· Use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to work collaboratively with clients and internal and external team members to help support clients in their treatment and recovery

· Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, Mentors, family members, and others to help support clients in their recovery

· Work closely with clients to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of assessment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated

· Collect and review referral information upon assignment of clients from the referral source and consult with others as needed to support coordination of services and scheduling of client interviews

· Coordinate with the Intake Coordinator as needed to contact clients to confirm appointment dates, times, and assessment locations

· Collect information from collateral resources to aid in determining diagnosis and need for treatment

· Conduct IOP groups Monday through Friday

· Remain in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards, including all of the agencies policies and procedures and Quality Assurance Plan, and State Licensing standards

· Participate in all assigned meetings, staff development, and training as required


· Active CADC/ LCADC/LPCA licensure from the Kentucky Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

· Strong interpersonal and engagement skills

· Organizational and time-management skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Strong computer skills required; experience with documentation in EHR

· Ability to support the agency’s mission and philosophy, and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and workplace harmony

· Value for and ability to deliver excellent customer service


· Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Counseling

· LPCC, LSW, LMFT licensure by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board or Combination of comparable skills, experience, and education

· Addictions counseling and /or mental health counseling: one year

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Louisville, KY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Addiction counseling: 1 year (Preferred)


  • CADC or higher (Required)

Work Location: One location

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