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(Archived) Substance Abuse Counselor

Last Updated: 8/31/19

Job Description


Substance Abuse Counselor job in Groton, Connecticut. 

The  job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.

Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.

  • Any US state license honored
  • Monday-Friday days
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • Competitive Compensation

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Overview:

  • Assigned to the Substance Abuse Clinic. In addition, the HCWs may provide services in the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Division.  The HCW shall provide services within the scope of their competencies and clinical privileges as granted by the Commanding Officer, and the applicable duties provided in the basic contract, and the following:
  • Obtain or provide relevant information that will facilitate treatment, assist in developing programs, and service delivery relating to the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP).
  • Conduct comprehensive substance abuse screening/assessments with patients seeking an evaluation voluntarily, or at the direction of their commands, the court, medical, or other referral sources using medical and psychological evaluation to establish individually suitable treatment programs.  Compose and forward to commands written correspondence defining evaluation and recommendations.  Writes case histories and discharge summaries.
  • Provide assessment of substance abuse and addiction.  Conduct treatment intakes and develops individual treatment plans.  Provide individual and group counseling for clients with substance abuse issues.  Identify and document medical consequences of alcohol and other substance use, including withdrawal and detoxification.
  • Facilitate the placement and management of patients in appropriate levels of care within the continuum of care model of the treatment of addictive disorders.  Perform case management, including referral assistance for patients with problems other than substance abuse.  Delegate tasks and duties in the clinical direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
  • Provide technical guidance to administrative personnel.  Maintain records, reports, correspondence, and files, required by local directives and current instructions.  Participate in the SARP outreach program.  Maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.


Substance Abuse Counselor Job Qualifications:

  • Certificate
  • Graduate from a behavioral science program with specialized training in substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment. 
  • Certification: National certification credential by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors or National Board of Certification Counselors or International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. 
  • One year of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor after graduation. 
  • License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Certified Addictions Counselor. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School


 Position contingent on contract award with an anticipated Fall start date. 

Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals! 


Company Details


Annapolis, Maryland, United States

FSR’s Government Division employs healthcare professionals in government healthcare facilities supporting active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families nationwide. Civilian healthcare professionals work alongside military providers in the extensive military medical system that includes renowned facilities such as the Walter Reed National Military Medical Ce...