Outpatient Counselor

Full Time
555 Stockton Street
Posted 1 month ago


This is a professional position in which the incumbent will provide both direct and indirect services working with a multidisciplinary team to address the patients’ needs.  The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in population of substance abuse and mental health patients.  Incumbent will facilitate evidenced based psycho-educational and/or counseling groups including but not limited to: identifying and recovery from substance use disorders, emotional and interpersonal regulation skills, distress tolerance skills, relapse prevention, anger management, building supports and 12 step programs, etc. Incumbent will complete orientations and other intake administrative forms. At times, the incumbent will assist and complete phone assessments for those requesting services. Incumbent will provide in-depth clinical assessment (Bio-Psychosocial or GAIN assessments), diagnosis of clinical conditions, individualized treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, and discharge planning. The incumbent will provide case management services and assist with phone assessments. Incumbent will attend, provide and/or coordinate various education, training, consultation, and policy development for the program and the agency, as requested. Incumbent will be scheduled to work in the adult outpatient substance abuse treatment programs that provide services to adults with behavioral health needs. Incumbent at times may facilitate groups in residential services. Incumbent will attend sessions and meetings as requested.  Assists the Team Leader, Adult Outpatient Services Manager, and Director of Adult Outpatient Services as needed. This position has a variable schedule and requires flexibility and some evening work.




Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field with 2 years’ experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment, current license or CAP a plus. Incumbent must have the ability to engage critical thinking and ability to formulate professional clinical reports. They must have the ability to help with problem area without being overly critical.


  • Must be able to pass a level II DCF background screening
  • Must be able to recognize and respond to emergencies and life threatening situations in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to relate to adolescents, adults, families, referral sources and internal Gateway Team Members and must possess requisite competencies to effectively understand and provide appropriate services to the patient population served.
  • Ability to maintain positive team approach
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment under stress situations
  • Must have knowledge of the 12 step recovery process
  • Must possess strong group counseling skills

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