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compensation: Sign On Bonus of up to $1000 for Bilingual Candidates
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Top Places To Work, Bay Cove Human Services is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides a wide variety of services to individuals and their families who face the life-long challenges of developmental disabilities, aging, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction. We have a wide variety of programs available to our clients including residential services, employment support, and day habilitation programs. Bay Cove's 2,000 highly trained employees serve more than 20,000 individuals and their families each year at more than 160 different program sites throughout Greater Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.

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Substance Use Counselor

Requisition #8001 Substance Abuse Counselor (Boston Care Team 1, Boston) Schedule: Monday-Friday / No Nights/No Weekends/No On Call Salary: Sign On Bonus of up to $1000 for Bilingual Candidates

Bay Cove Human Services, Inc a leading Massachusetts human services organization, seeks a Substance Abuse Counselor who will be an integral member of Care Teams that will deliver care coordination services to MassHealth members.

In this mobile community based position, the Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) provides intensive care coordination for MassHealth Members with complex medical and behavioral health needs who are enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or Managed Care Organization (MCO) plan. S/he specializes in supporting Enrollees with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and serves as the team's resource on SUD assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques and resources.

We are looking for someone who strives to:
  • Challenge thinking.
  • Be different.
  • Lead change.
  • Bay Cove is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring.
What you will do:
  • Outreach to and actively prepare Enrollees to communicate their strengths, hopes, dreams and goals, and engage in a recovery process.
  • Coordinate the completion of the Comprehensive Assessment (CA).
  • Conduct initial and ongoing risk assessment; design personal crisis management plans, relapse prevention and harm reduction strategies with members who have been identified as behaviorally complex.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and ongoing review of the Person Centered Treatment Plan (PCTP) inclusive of SUD needs and goals as well as any LTSS and / or SDH needs or goals.
  • Contribute SUD expertise to team as related to SUD education, motivational enhancement, appropriate stage of change interventions, and application of evidenced-based substance addiction treatment.
  • Collaborate closely with PCP and other providers, including but not limited to community resources, to assure appropriate referrals based on level of care needed to optimize outcomes and minimize risk.
  • Implement recovery-oriented, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, trauma-informed, culturally competent and strengths-based rehabilitation approaches.
  • Manage all care transitions through collaboration with Enrollee, community provider staff, ICT and hospital staff to ensure a safe discharge plan and a well-coordinated implementation of that plan.
What you will need to bring:
  • Bachelor's degree in human service-related discipline strongly preferred; 5 years' experience in co-occurring disorder, HIV/AIDS, or substance addiction services may substitute.
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (LADC II) or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Assistant or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in state of service preferred.
  • Experience working with people with psychiatric disability and/or HIV/AIDS, co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of substance use and addiction treatment principles and techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of formal and informal SUD assessment skills and practices
  • Knowledge of recovery-oriented, person-centered and strengths-based values and modalities
  • Preference given to bi-lingual/bi-cultural applicants and applicants with lived experience of psychiatric conditions and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Driving is a requirement for this position using a personal vehicle.
  • Driving License Required? Yes
Keywords: Care Coordination, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Case Management, ACO/MCO, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Counseling, Recovery, Recovery Coach, Licensed Alcohol Counselor, LADC, CADAC, Community Support

  • Bay Cove offers an excellent benefits package including 70% employer paid health and dental insurance with no waiting period, student loan repayments, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, 403(b) retirement plan, and employee referral bonuses.

Apply online by going to

Bay Cove Human Services, 66 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114

Bay Cove is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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