Substance misuse worker

Substance misuse worker

Job Title: Substance Abuse Worker

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Substance Abuse Worker to join our team.

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Job Title: Substance Abuse Worker

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Substance Abuse Worker to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders and committed to making a positive impact in their lives. If you have a strong background in addiction counseling, crisis intervention, and client advocacy, we want to hear from you.


  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions to clients struggling with substance abuse disorders.
  • Conduct thorough assessments to determine the needs and goals of each client.
  • Develop personalized treatment plans in collaboration with clients, addressing their specific needs and circumstances.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational workshops and support groups focusing on topics such as relapse prevention, coping skills, and life skills development.
  • Monitor and document client progress, adjusting treatment plans as needed to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including therapists, medical professionals, and social workers, to provide comprehensive care and support to clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention and support to clients experiencing emotional or behavioral crises.
  • Advocate for clients’ rights and access to resources within the community, including housing, employment, and healthcare services.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical and legal standards in all interactions with clients and colleagues.
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development activities to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of substance abuse treatment.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.
  • Certification or licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor preferred.
  • Previous experience working in substance abuse treatment or related field strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in addiction treatment and recovery.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Compassion, empathy, and nonjudgmental attitude toward individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders.
  • Familiarity with community resources and support services for individuals with substance abuse issues.
  • Willingness to adhere to agency policies and procedures, including confidentiality and ethical guidelines.

If you are passionate about helping individuals overcome substance abuse and thrive in their recovery journey, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by addiction.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications.

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