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SUD Counselor; Substance Use Disorders **NEW PREMIUM**

Cleveland, OH, USA Req #950
Monday, July 1, 2024

ACT SUD Counselor; Substance Use Disorders
$1200 Sign-on bonus!
**New Premium**
New premium offers up to $5,200 per year beyond base pay.

Will provide confidential counseling, education, and support to individuals and families experiencing substance use disorders, and for promoting health lifestyles and healthy choices to individuals, families, and the community.


The Centers seeks one Substance Use Counselor for our ACT Team.

This Substance Use Disorder Counselor will work closely with our multidisciplinary team to provide substance use services to persons in the community. The counselor will be the lead SUD service provider on the team
and will provide ACT clients with integrated dual diagnosis disorder treatment. The SUD Counselor is responsible for providing confidential counseling, education, and support to individuals and families experiencing substance use disorders, and for promoting health lifestyles and healthy choices to individuals, families, and the community. Provide a range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services. Provide training and consultation to team members on problems, assessments, and recommendations for clients. Use IDDT treatment and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Job Qualifications

  • Requires at least one of the following licenses through Ohio board of Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist (CSWMFT) or Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board:
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative, orientation toward process improvement, and demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Must have
  • Must possess computer proficiency and proficiency working in an EMR.
  • Must understand and embrace a systems approach to service delivery, as well as, organizational mission, program philosophy, goals, and organizational values.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide individual, group counseling, crisis intervention and case management services.
  • Provide counseling to pregnant women about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the fetus, as requested.
  • Will utilize evidence based approaches to care, including motivational interviewing, trauma informed care and strength based therapy.
  • Work collaboratively with behavioral health, physical health and pharmacy staff to ensure integrated care is available to all clients.
  • Develop treatment plans with client and team that are complete, individualized and based on needs from assessment and those identified in the course of treatment.
  • Document accurately and completely all care provided using appropriate records and within allotted time frame.
  • Actively monitor outcomes and make real time adjustment to ensure program meets targets.
  • Develop and facilitate communication and education plan to help increase addictions awareness among BH staff.

Core Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills & Communication: demonstrated emotional intelligence with an ability to balance an empathy forward response with families and throughout the organization. Enjoys working closely with other people to understand their concerns and seeks out the ways our workplace might address them. Able to use storytelling to advance a concept or idea.
  • Professionalism: Confidence, articulation, ability to receive criticism and feedback well, ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Organization & Time Management: Organizes work, effectively prioritizes, and sets short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them. Aligns communication, people, processes and resources to drive success. Organizes information and data to identify/explain trends, problems, and their causes.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Contributes to common goal, maintains open communication with team members, asks for help when necessary, encourages involvement.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Self-aware, attentive listener, people-oriented, cognizant of bias, cultural intelligence; demonstrating a respect for divergent viewpoints; an awareness of and sensitivity to the cultural diversity of the population served, thereby contributing to an environment that is equitable, inclusive, and cooperative.
  • Flexibility: Adapts effectively to change by accepting changes in processes readily and with an optimistic perspective of the resulting benefits; readily accepts new technology as part of his/her job and uses it to continually improve efficiency or the quality of his/her work products.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and the community. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach with hands and arms. It requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

About The Centers  

The Centers fights for equity by healing, teaching, and inspiring individuals and families to reach their full potential. We provide health, family, and workforce services at 11 locations throughout Greater Cleveland, creating life-changing solutions for people to lead healthier and more successful lives. We provide high-quality healthcare to everyone who comes through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. Our health care services include mental and physical health care, primary care, dental, behavioral health urgent care, pharmacy services, addiction and substance use treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and support services, along with trauma recovery service. 

We strive to be an equitable, anti-racist, and service-oriented workplace that pioneers and co-creates solutions while fostering an inclusive community where our team members thrive
Wellbeing and Benefits  

Providing quality benefits to our staff is important to us. Just as important is our staff’s well-being. That’s why we offer a number of choices to meet the different needs of our staff.  


  • Choice of medical and dental plans
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care
  • Vision
  • Support for Continuing education and credential renewal
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (401K) with a company contribution
  • 457 (b) Savings
  • Mental Health Support
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Calm Subscription
  • Short and Longterm Disability



The Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Behavioral Health
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $45,355.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $65,135.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Cleveland, OH, USA