SUD Counselor (PT/FT)

US-AZ-Casa Grande
Job ID
Outpatient Services
Part Time/Full Time
Work Hours
Flexible 40 hr./wk.; may require some evenings and weekends



Counselors for members with Substance Use Disorder counsel individuals, families, and groups regarding psychological or emotional problems including substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, behavioral health, and/or family situations. Counselors develop and implement therapeutic treatment plans in outpatient settings and in-home settings.



  • Provides ongoing in-home, and/or office-based individual and/or group treatment, education and support to members and their families as indicated on the participant’s service plan.
  • Develops treatment team recommendations for follow-up support and services.
  • Actively participates as a member of the participant’s/family’s Child and Family Team (CFT) or Adult Recovery Team (ART).
  • Attends and participates in team meetings, clinical staffings (as needed), court hearings, and other meetings relevant to meeting the treatment needs of members.
  • Maintains a case load of approximately 35 members.
  • Completes progress notes using the appropriate covered service billing codes.
  • Writes comprehensive and timely reports as required by funding source and/or system partners.
  • Maintains members' records in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
  • Adheres to the agency’s policy on billable hours/encounter expectations.
  • Must be able to provide own reliable transportation to and from relevant meetings in the community.





  • Knowledge and understanding of the current DSM and relevant diagnoses for the population served.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of therapeutic behavior management strategies; skill-based treatment modalities methods; individual, family and group treatment strategies
  • Knowledge of Best Practice models specific to Substance Use Disorder treatment, including Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information, including assessments, measures, and diagnostic criteria.
  • Computer literate, to include proficiency with Microsoft Office Systems, Word and Outlook applications; working knowledge of databases  and electronic health records (EHR)


  • Master’s degree in a behavioral health degree program required.
  • Prior work experience involved with individuals with Substance Use Disorder preferred

 Legal Requirements

  • Arizona Driver’s License, 39-month motor vehicle record, and evidence of vehicle registration and liability coverage that meets insurance requirements.
  • 21 years of age.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (ICHD provides training).
  • DPS Level 1 fingerprint clearance required.
  • Current negative TB test result required (ICHD provides).

 Prefferd Qualifications

  • One year prior behavioral health experience preferred.


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