Substance Use Counselor Job at MMP Staffing, Washington DC

  • MMP Staffing
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Provide a support system for people dealing with drugs, alcohol, and/or other addiction issues. Teach individuals how to modify their behavior with the intention of full recovery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Work with the case management team to provide services that support a positive treatment outcome

- Develop program participant treatment plans based on results from screening tools and bio-psychosocial assessments

- Consult with collateral sources to coordinate continuity of care for program participants

- Ensure adequate substance use disorder services are identified and addressed

- Maintain client records, including documentation of treatment activity and progress

- Ensure client records are accurate, comprehensive, and legible

- Facilitate weekly groups focusing on substance use disorders

- Complete monthly reports for the Community Naloxone Data Reports

- Create monthly calendar for staff to administer breathalyzer and urinalysis

- Administer breathalyzer and urinalysis testing

- Maintain written and computerized records, compile reports, and complete other program documentation (e.g., progress notes, incident reports, on-call logs, letters, psychosocial assessments)

- Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology); Master’s preferred

- Minimum of 2 years of group therapy and substance use experience required

- If currently in recovery from a substance use disorder, three to five years of continuous sobriety required

Must be certified or licensed in the District of Columbia with at least one of the following:

- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

- Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)

- Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC)

- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)


- Successfully passing the following pre-employment process is required:

- FBI Fingerprint/Background Check

- Alcohol and Drug Test

- Urine Screening

- TB Test

- Police Clearance

- Must be fully vaccinated

- Strong working knowledge of MS Office 365

- High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

- Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage day-to-day activities of the program

- Must be able to work a flexible schedule in a 24/7 operation and be on call as needed, including some weekends

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours,

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