Requisition Number: LA009-ADDSP-H-07-2021-03
Job Title: Addiction Specialist
City: New Orleans
State: LA

Minimum Degree Required: C - 4 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $20.00 - $21.00/hour

Addiction Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

***LOOKING FOR A CAREER WHICH PROMOTES PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL              DEVELOPMENT !!!!!***

Look no further! RHD is actively hiring for a Full-Time Addiction Specialist to join our New Orleans,LA  team.

How YOU will make an Impact

The function of the Addiction Counselor is to provide integrated mental health and substance abuse services to consumers with co-occurring disorders. The Addiction Counselor’s job responsibilities include assessment, use of stage-wise interventions, provision of substance abuse group, implementation of harm reduction techniques, and treatment planning. This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position.

Our ideal candidate is values oriented, service driven, and not just looking for their next job, but a career. THIS MIGHT BE YOU!!

As employee of RHD, your ideas, thoughts, and experience will be valued. RHD emphasizes group decision-making and multi-level thinking, so that staff has maximum authority, creativity, freedom, and support to help meet the needs of the people we serve, without the cumbersome centralized bureaucracy. Feel free to apply now.

What we Offer

  • Full Benefits Package
  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Free Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Scholarship and Tuition Programs
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Student loan forgiveness program
  • Discounted Tuition with College & University Partnerships!

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Include but are not limited to: provide therapeutic support for mental health and substance abuse: incorporate recovery based and harm reduction strategies into therapeutic work with consumers
  • facilitate recovery groups
  • utilize motivational enhancement therapy and stages of change techniques
  • complete electronic progress notes, individualized recovery plans, etc.
  • meet with consumers in theyr homes/community
  • transport consumers to various appointments in the community
  • participate in a rotating on-call schedule with other team members
  • work collaboratively with all members of the MACT 1 team in supporting consumers in their wellness goals; etc.

Required Experience

  • One year of training/experience in substance abuse treatment required. 
  • One to three years of work experience with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use/abuse issues preferred. 
  • Prior experience with in-home work is preferred. 

Required Education

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling
  • Must be licensed, LAC

Required Qualifications

* This position requires applicants to have a driver's license and vehicle for use on the job, a high degree of patience, flexibility, organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy, and the ability to work amicably in a team-based environment.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Program Summary

The ACT mobile treatment support team will provide treatment and support services to one hundred (100) persons per year. The persons served by the team will be individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues and their families.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.