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Addiction Counselor


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We are looking for a compassionate, understanding, and experienced Addiction Counselor to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing support and treatment to clients struggling with substance abuse issues. This includes conducting individual and group therapy sessions, developing treatment plans, and monitoring client progress. The Addiction Counselor will also work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care to clients. The successful candidate must have a deep understanding of addiction and recovery, excellent communication skills, and the ability to empathize with clients while maintaining professional boundaries. This role requires a strong commitment to helping others and the ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment.


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  • Conduct individual and group therapy sessions
  • Develop and implement treatment plans
  • Monitor client progress and adjust treatment plans as needed
  • Work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records
  • Provide education and support to clients' families
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training
  • Adhere to all ethical and legal standards of practice
  • Assess clients for substance abuse disorders
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed


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  • Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or related field
  • State licensure as an Addiction Counselor
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in addiction counseling
  • Strong understanding of addiction and recovery
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Experience with electronic health records
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • CPR and First Aid certification

Potential interview questions

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  • What is your approach to addiction counseling?
  • How do you handle clients who are resistant to treatment?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision in your role as an Addiction Counselor?
  • How do you maintain professional boundaries with clients?
  • What strategies do you use to engage clients in group therapy sessions?