Substance Use Counselor – Provisional Opportunity

Salary: $43,056.00 – $68,723.20 / year

Job Description: $1,500 Sign on Bonus eligible
40 hours per week
Day Shift
Monday – Friday; No Weekends, Holidays or On-Call
Benefits Eligible

BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), BJC Behavioral Health serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.

Role Purpose
The Substance Use Counselor provides early intervention, treatment and ongoing therapy to persons identified with substance use disorders. This position also assists with medication services for the treatment of addictions. This position provides service to youth, adults and groups alike.

Completes intake for individuals requesting services; assesses the needs of the patient and their eligibility for service; identifies substance use, based on symptomology and treatment history.
Plans and conducts individual sessions, group counseling and follow-up sessions in accordance with standards.
Develops and facilitates education for individual clients and groups; educates clients on substance use topics and how to avoid and/or reduce use.
Maintains contact with referral resources in the community; refers patients to community providers or to other agencies who can provide a higher level care.
BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
Performs Other Responsibilities as Assigned

Location: Farmington, Missouri


Requirements:  PROVISIONAL OPPORTUNITY, LCSW/LPC no longer required!

Minimum Requirements
Master's Degree
2-5 years experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Preferred Qualifications
Missouri Credentialing Board for Substance Use Disorder Professionals

To Apply: Please Submit a resume and cover letter to: Rebecca Hill