NHS Human Services, Inc.

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Substance Abuse Specialist

at NHS Human Services, Inc.

Posted: 10/24/2017
Job Reference #: 5000260213306
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Requisition Number


Job Title

Substance Abuse Specialist


106 Heymann Blvd-2552C






1st Shift - no week-ends

Schedule-Week 1

Monday-Friday 8-430

Schedule-Week 2

Monday-Friday 8-430

External Description

NHS Human Services are looking for an experienced Substance Abuse professional to join our Lafayette, LA Team.

This essential position will be one of a team that will be a fundamental part of the recovery based services for our clients in the ACT program. 

Under the direction of the ACT team leader, the Substance Abuse Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and implementing co-occurring and recovery based services for consumers, as well as offering clinical insight on how to best service our seriously mentally ill clients with addiction and substance abuse issues.
Core responsibilities will include providing clinical and behavioral assessments, on-going therapy, either group or individual, supportive counseling, case management, and concrete service utilizing a flex schedule and will include on-call responsibilities.

Role Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide harm reduction, stage wise treatment for substance abuse
  • Assure that MD orders for substance abuse treatment are met
  • Provide co-occurring counseling through individual, group and family therapy as necessary
  • Educate and train staff, family members, and community providers in treating individuals with co-occurring drug and alcohol and serious and persistent mental illness
  • Develop network and community substance abuse treatment resources
  • Perform substance use and abuse assessments
  • Provide ongoing support and education to individuals regarding substance abuse


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other human service related field
  • Must be LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor), CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor), PLPC (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work)
  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system
  • Valid Louisiana drivers license
  • Appropriate state and federal clearances.

Rate of pay = $20/hr

NHS Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Check us out online at
http://www.nhsonline.org or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NHSHumanServices