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ACT Substance Abuse Counselor 

Working with a team of counselors, nurses, therapists, and case managers, you will provide services to adult clients in the community focusing on aspects of substance abuse and other mental health issues.  You will conduct initial and ongoing assessments of client strengths, substance abuse, mental health treatment needs, and biopsychosocial histories.  You will meet with clients regularly to provide individual and group SA counseling, intervention techniques, and crisis assessments, and link clients to community resources such as AA as needed.    


Perks of this role: 

  • $45,000-55,000 salary (dependent on certification)
  • $1000 Hiring bonus
  • 8:30am-5:00pm weekday schedule
  • Supportive team environment
  • Bonus opportunities for exceeding billable service delivery, up to $300/pay period
  • Licensure supervision and exam reimbursement
  • Stability and growth opportunities working with a national agency


What is ACT: ACT is an Evidence Based Practice that is person-centered, recovery-oriented, and a highly intensive community-based service for individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness.  The service utilizes a multidisciplinary mental health team, including Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers/Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Employment Specialists, Certified Peer Specialists, and Case Managers.  The ACT Team works as one organizational unit providing community-based interventions that are rehabilitative, intensive, integrated, and stage specific. Services emphasize social inclusiveness though relationship building and the active involvement in assisting individuals to achieve a stable and structured lifestyle. ACT is a unique treatment model in which the majority of mental health services are directly provided by the ACT program in the recipient’s natural environment. ACT services are individually tailored with each individual to address his/her preferences and identified goals, which are the basis of the Individualized Recovery Plan.   


Do the Following Apply to You? 

  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Have an understanding of and sensitivity to serving the culturally diverse and dual diagnosed mental health population
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License, clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR);  Clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no conviction or credible evidence of abuse, neglect, or sexual exploitation)

What we offer: 

  • Full Time Employees:
    • Paid vacation days that increase with tenure
    • Separate sick leave that rolls over each year
    • Up to 10 Paid holidays*
    • Medical, Dental, Vision benefit plan options
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee, Spouse and Dependent Basic and Optional Life Insurance
  • All Employees:
    • 401 K Plan
    • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (or company phone)
    • Pet Insurance
    • DailyPay- daily access to your earnings without waiting for payday!
    • SoFi at Work student loan refinancing
    • Next Steps Financial Wellness program webinars and tools
    • Company laptop and great IT support
    • Verizon discount
    • Dell discount
    • Perks at Pathways national discounts on travel, shopping, and entertainment
    • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements
    • Opportunities for advancement!  As we grow, you grow with us!

To Learn More About Us: 

Pathways @ http://www.pathways.com/mission-vision-and-values/  

Current openings @ https://www.pathways.com/working-at-pathways
Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.
*- benefit availability may vary by State/County  





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