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People who battle substance abuse addiction need a dependable support system. Substance abuse counselors are mental health professionals who help individuals who have drug addictions, alcohol addictions, and other behavioral concerns. They provide guidance and direction to people by teaching them strategies to modify their behavior with one goal in mind: recovery. 

Substance abuse counselors work in different settings and with various clients from all kinds of backgrounds. Counselors can specialize in treating specific groups like teenagers, young adults, or veterans. Substance abuse counselors treat clients with varying degrees of addiction. Therefore, a different treatment plan is required for each client. Some substance abuse counselors may treat clients during a critical situation while some may meet clients as they are recovering. Substance abuse counselors can conduct therapy individually or in group sessions. 

The recruitment process for substance abuse counselors requires hiring managers to first learn about the hiring facility’s needs. Is the facility catering to a specific group of clients? What are the languages used in the facility? What is the work schedule for substance abuse counselors? Once the specific requirements are clear, creating a compelling job description is next. Aim to invite candidates to apply by detailing expectations and qualifications in a way that is easy for candidates to digest. 

In this highly digital age, a job search commonly begins online. Post your job vacancy on online hiring platforms, social media platforms, and industry-specific groups and online communities. The more views your job description gets, the more candidates can apply. 

 

Responsibilities of a Substance Abuse Counselor

The goal of a substance abuse counselor is behavior modification that will lead to full recovery. The work of a substance abuse counselors involves meeting with clients to assess their physical and mental health as well as their substance abuse problems. Together with the client, the substance abuse counselor identifies pressing concerns and creates personalized goals. 

A specific treatment plan is developed by the counselor which is discussed and explained to the client. The substance abuse counselor implements the treatment plan and teaches clients coping mechanisms. During the treatment, substance abuse counselors identify any impediments to progress. 

Substance abuse counselors are responsible for monitoring the progress of each client and updating their family members about the treatment. If needed, substance abuse counselors can refer clients to other available community resources, social workers, and health professionals.  

Lastly, substance abuse counselors are responsible for maintaining records of patients, observations, notes, and treatment details. They maintain client confidentiality and treat clients with respect and professionalism at all times. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Substance Abuse Counselor 

Candidates for this position should be patient, compassionate, and professional. A master’s degree in counseling or social work and a license as a mental health counselor are common requirements. For work background, previous work experience in the same role is an advantage. Finally, excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills are important. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Substance Abuse Counselor

What is the best way to find and hire a Substance Abuse Counselor near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Substance Abuse Counselor applicants. Employers posting their Substance Abuse Counselor job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Substance Abuse Counselor applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Substance Abuse Counselor are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Substance Abuse Counselor positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Substance Abuse Counselor role?
SMS has 98% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Substance Abuse Counselor job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Substance Abuse Counselors are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 148% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Substance Abuse Counselor applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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