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Cumberland Heights

Counselor Family Program

Cumberland Heights


Job Summary

The Counselor supports Cumberland Heights’ mission of providing the highest quality care possible in a cost-effective manner for persons and families who are at risk for or who are suffering from the disease of chemical dependency.  Treatment encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of recovery by offering a safe, loving and healing environment, combining professional excellence and the principles of the Twelve Steps.


The Counselor provides psycho-education and structured group and individual counseling and/or therapy to patients and/or families impacted by substance use disorders.  This position identifies problems and solutions and develops a foundation for the recovery process through counseling.  This position coordinates with assigned Case Manager to develop treatment plans.

Job Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include some or all of the following:

  1. Maintains caseload of patients and coordinates their care.
  2. Diagnoses substance use disorders and/or other co-occurring psychiatric disorders within scope of practice defined by licensure and clinical privileges
  3. Facilitates individual, group and family counseling and/or therapy sessions, within scope of practice defined by licensure and clinical privileges
  4. Assesses clinical problems and develops treatment plan, in conjunction with the patient.
  5. Documents clinical activities in patient record according to established policies and procedures.
  6. Participates in daily and weekly team meetings and treatment plan review.
  7. Provides educational components relative to addiction and recovery to patients and families.
  8. Communicates regularly with family members, Employee Assistance Professionals, physicians, referrals, judges, probation officers, etc. regarding treatment progress and continuing care needs.
  9. In conjunction with clinical team, assists in monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu.
  10. Intervenes in crises to deescalate situation and resolve crises, using events as entries into therapeutic process for patient.
  11. Performs CPR and First Aid as needed
  12. Provides clinical supervision for associate counselors and clinical assistant staff within scope of practice defined by licensure and clinical privileges
  13. Serves on a variety of administrative and quality management teams as clinical representative.
  14. Represents Cumberland Heights at outside professional meetings as needed, including presentations and marketing/development activities.
  15. Documents pertinent clinical information into the electronic patient record.
  16. Ensures that a welcoming, safe and healing environment is maintained for each patient and family throughout the continuum of care.
  17. Recommends ways to improve the quality and delivery of services.
  18. Ensures proper handling and distribution of company funds.
  19. Maintains confidentiality of company and patient information.
  20. Reacts productively to change.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master’s Degree or LADAC required; LCSW, LPC, MHSP, or equivalency preferred. Three years experience involving addictions related treatment with a minimum of one (1) year experience involving age/population specific addiction treatment; and/or equivalent experience in job related activities 



Ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to push/pull up to 40 pounds; ability to speak, hear, see, sit, walk, stand, reach and handle; ability to speak, read and write in English; excellent interpersonal skills; good problem-solving and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; good dexterity; proficient in use of Word, Outlook, SATIS and office equipment; understanding of 12 Step programs and philosophy; CPI, CPR/First Aid certified or eligible; active listening skills; ability to maintain a therapeutic environment using a variety of behavior management skills; ability to deescalate a person in crisis in a calm and supportive manner; knowledge of and ability to apply information regarding cultural/age/population specific characteristics to patient care in assigned area; If recovering, two (2) years of verifiable abstinence required with five (5) years of verifiable abstinence preferred; active participation in appropriate 12-Step program preferred.

Additional Information


Competitive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401-K, Paid Time Off, and many others

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: July 12, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Working Hours: Sunday - Thur 8 - 4:30