Counselor II

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3 days ago(5/20/2022 3:29 PM)


Company Summary


AdCare, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc., is a for-profit substance abuse disorder treatment facility located at 107 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605 . For over 45 years, AdCare has been helping individuals and families struggling with alcohol and drug use, one life at a time. The AdCare name represents innovation, quality, and cost efficiency in treating alcohol and drug dependency. We are committed to improving the lives of our patients and their families by providing safe, effective, recovery-based alcohol and drug treatment.


Our addiction recovery center(s) provide a comprehensive approach to care. AdCare's integrated system of care offers a range of accessible treatment centers including a 114-bed inpatient hospital and several conveniently located outpatient sites located throughout the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. When you join AdCare, you become part of our family. AdCare seeks talented individuals who are passionate, empathetic, engaged in their work and dedicated to serving people. Together, we can enable our patients to live happier and healthier lives. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Job Summary


Responsible for providing individual, group and family counseling. Conduct clinical assessments for new patients and on-going required assessments, conduct Phase 2 assessments, develops treatment plans, sets up aftercare appointments, assess for outcome measures, and develops safety plans, completed discharge paperwork for patients in rehab level of care, while providing daily individual support and group-counseling services.  Counselor II will demonstrate expertise in therapeutic interventions, treatment modalities and utilize evidence based practices. Counselor II will participate in Treatment team and provide service coordination as needed for patients. Counselor II will advocate and communicate with the Utilization Review department on all aspects of patient care.  AAC/AdCare strives to ensure that all of our patients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues that may impede their recovery. Counselor II ensures that their support is consistently delivered in accordance with AdCare’s clinical design specific to the program and is delivered in a manner that can demonstrate sound outcomes reducing relapse from alcohol and other drugs. This position fosters an atmosphere of customer service and excellence in service delivery. Provides personalized and tailored support to address the individual needs of our patients by consistently adhering to the mission and values of AdCare and AAC. Has a deep knowledge for ASAM criteria to build treatment plans and justify length of stay. Able to communicate clearly and effectively when participating in daily treatment team meetings with the multidisciplinary team. Understands levels of care, aspects of case management, utilization review, and placement programing. Skilled in de-escalation and crisis management. Conducts psychosocial assessments, develop treatment plans and provide both individual and group, and family counseling services for every patient on the caseload.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide intervention, assessments, treatment planning, triage and individual/group counseling.
  • Initiate and provide family counseling services.
  • Provide clinical services to all patients on caseload and assist when needed with other patients as assigned by clinical manager.
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meeting and program staff meetings.
  • Ensure that all documentation necessary meet contract, licensure, accreditation and standards for services in a timely manner following the AAC’s documentation policy guidelines.
  • Communicate efficiently with other departments to ensure the best care for patient.
  • Provide clinical services to inpatient adult population.
  • Understand and abide by State Department standards, facility accreditation, AAC’s policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrate dependability and adaptability with patients and staff.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and company information.
  • Abide by the standards of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 guidelines.
  • Assists in monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu. 



  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences (social work, counseling or psychology) or working towards a Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Actively working towards licensure and/or certification in alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a behavioral healthcare field.
  • Experience working with substance abuse, addictions, mental health, cognitive behavior treatment and motivational interviewing.
  • Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record software and documentation.
  • Knowledge of ASAM criteria.
  • Counseling experience with adults, an understanding of psychotropic medications and symptoms and effects.
  • Ability to read, write and interpret written information, type documentation, present information to groups and participate in meetings. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.

Physical Requirements


AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws


Prolonged sitting at a desk

Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time


American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.


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