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  • Social Service Coordinator

    Location 538 - ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation - Potomac, MD 538 - ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation - Potomac, MD
    $29k-39k yearly est.2d ago
  • Clinical Case Manager Discharge Planner (Georgetown) (Washington, DC)

    The functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards. Clinical Case Manager - Discharge Planning, Full-time
    $60k-74k yearly est.10d ago
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Clinician I *SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE*

    The team is comprised of a Supervisor, Team Lead, SUD Clinician, Vocational Clinician, Case Managers, Nurses, Peer Support Specialist and Administrative Assistant.
    $54.2k yearly6d ago
  • Cybersecurity Consultant - Health Sector

    Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
    $70k-91k yearly est.16h ago
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

    Proud Moments ABA currently serves families across New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Virginia and the Washington DC/Maryland area. Our highly qualified and personally dedicated BCBAs/LBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts) combine their extensive knowledge and experience with our innovative treatment techniques to improve clients' social, behavioral, and adaptive skills. Overview Grow your career with the industry leader in behavioral health - Proud Moments ABA. Proud Moments BCBAs deliver individually tailored treatment plans with compassion in homes, schools, and our conveniently located centers. The nation's fastest growing behavioral health organization, Proud Moments ABA provides the gold standard of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children on the autism spectrum from birth to age 21. To support our rapid growth and commitment to quality care, Proud Moments ABA actively seeks exceptional Board Certified Behavior Analysts to join our team, developing and overseeing treatment plans for clients and providing direct supervision to our Behavior Therapists on a full or part-time basis.
    $65k-83k yearly est.5d ago
  • Case Manager, Social Worker - PCMH, DCSM Service Area

    $5,000 Sign On Bonus Eligible! For members of a defined population, responsible for collaborating with the members of the health care team to facilitate the coordination of appropriate, cost-effective services that are consistent with members plan of care, help achieve his/her optimal level of independence, and enhance quality of life. Essential Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, problem identification, psychosocial assessment, financial counseling/referral, accessing community resources, placement for care, guiding the member through health-related legal processes, or consultation and support to other health care professionals. Effectively manages and coordinates assigned caseload consistent with established criteria. Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment to evaluate patient goals, social support systems, resources, health status, functional limitations, psychological status, environmental factors, and response to treatment so as to decrease inappropriate utilization of medical services. In close collaboration with the nurse case manager and other members of the health care team, develops and monitors a plan of care designed to promote the members optimal level of functioning and enhance the quality of life. Identifies, facilitates, and advocates appropriate organizational and community resources to meet the plan of care and ensures that they are implemented for in a cost effective, efficient, and timely manner. Ensures consistent and reliable documentation of case management activities in compliance with all organization and department standards. Analyzes patient and program outcomes to identify improvements in program, quality, and cost effectiveness of case management activities. Facilitates application process for accessing local, state, and federally funded programs (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, and Disability) and/or refers to appropriate community agencies in cases of suspected patient abuse/neglect when identified. Provides supportive counseling and education to members, families and caregivers, members of the health care team, health plan staff, and the community, including end-of-life issues and Advanced Directives. Promotes self-awareness and knowledge of current case management standards in the community and recent innovations in patient care. Maintains current knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies relating to the practice of social work in the local market/local agencies and maintains high social work standards as defined by the NASW Code of Ethics. Basic Qualifications: Experience Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience plus two (2) years in case management required. Minimum one (1) year of experience with the defined population required. Education Masters degree in social work (MSW) required. License, Certification, Registration This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire. Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Certified (Maryland) within 6 months of hire Independent Clinical Social Worker License (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Virginia) within 6 months of hire Case Manager Certificate within 36 months of hire Additional Requirements: N/A Preferred Qualifications: Experience with computer software programs in a Windows environment preferred. Knowledge of community systems and resources in the defined service area preferred. Knowledge of regulatory issues for the Mid-Atlantic area preferred. Job Schedule: Job Category: Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
    $26k-38k yearly est.1d ago
  • Resolutions (Claims) Counsel

    United Educators (UE) provides liability insurance and risk management services to almost 1,600 members representing K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States.
    $49k-92k yearly est.9d ago
  • Department Counsel Litigation Specialist

    Provide direct program support to the Chief Department Counsel and other Attorneys, and other customer staff whose scope of responsibility, span of influence, and impact requires the Department Counsel Litigation Specialist to initiate outreach and interactions primarily with executives and other personnel from within, and superior to, the organization.
    $36k-48k yearly est.5d ago
  • Care Ally, Case Manager (RN, LPN, or LSW)

    SUMMARY The Care Ally, RN Case Manager is a key member of the interdisciplinary care team (ICT). The Care Ally, RN Case Manager reports to the Supervisor of Case Management.
    $37k-58k yearly est.5d ago
  • ABA Therapist (Part-Time)

    Verbal Beginnings is a leading Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy provider serving children diagnosed with autism. Currently hiring in the Chantilly / Fairfax / Alexandria / Arlington areas Our ABA therapists are an integral part of our team at Verbal Beginnings, as they provide medically necessary ABA-based therapy services to clients diagnosed with autism. As a growing ABA therapy provider, Verbal Beginnings offers a fun and rewarding atmosphere for our staff. Verbal Beginnings will cover the cost of the training and the exam once passed. ABA Therapist / Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) The ABA therapist / Registered Behavior Technician collects and records data to monitor the progress of a treatment plan and works in collaboration with the clinical supervisor to update the treatment plan as necessary.
    $23 hourly6d ago
  • Lead Social Worker

    CareMind Health, a clinical captive entity of Mindoula, a next-generation, leading population health management company, provides psychiatry and related services to multiple community hospitals.
    $27k-47k yearly est.6d ago
  • DVSH - Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager - Full Time

    Shelter House was established in 1981 as a grassroots responder to the homelessness crisis in Fairfax County. Today, Shelter House is a successful and reputable organization of over 100 employees committed to preventing and ending homelessness and domestic violence. Title: Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager (FT)
    $52k-56k yearly6d ago
  • Case Manager Seeking a Case Manager position in support of a dynamic fast paced business office located in the Herndon, VA area. Communication and the ability to work across organizations is critical. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a combination of Technician, Case Management, and ad hoc tasks; applying critical thinking skills to a high volume of reviews varying in complexity; and recommending process improvements to meet Customers' needs and mission requirements. Security Clearance Requirements: This position requires all candidates to be U.S. Citizens and possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance with a Polygraph. Review resumes, official biographies, and curriculum vitae for public distribution. Coordinate and collaborate with members of the Intelligence Community for review and release. Perform case management. Review documents to identify and redact information that is sensitive. Review employment histories and coordinate reviews with specific representatives. Make decisions regarding alternative language to ensure that the documents are acceptable for release. Build rapport and communicate with requesters to meet reasonable deadlines and provide accurate responses. Provide support for ad hoc requirements as needed. Be adaptable and flexible in a dynamic environment. Required Education & Years of Experience Bachelor degree from an accredited institution plus at least 2 years professional experience OR a high school diploma plus 10 or more years of experience may be substituted for a degree. Required Skills Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Proficiency in using the Microsoft suite of tools (Word, Excel, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain effective working relationships with team members and customers. Demonstrated organizational skills, follow through, and attention to detail. Excellent research, critical thinking and communications skills. Ability to exercise sound judgment in an environment focused on detail and high productivity with quality being paramount. Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Desired Skills Prior experience working in a production-oriented environment. WOOD Consulting Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
    $42k-58k yearly est.6d ago
  • Medica Case Manager

    The Medical Case Manager role does require an active RN license in the state they live in. The Medical Case Manager, WTC-NPN, is a Registered Nurse and may also be referenced as the Nurse Case Manager (NCM).
    $36k-51k yearly est.10d ago
  • Licensed Clinician

    We're proud of being the highest-performing public charter network in Washington, DC - our students deserve our best! As a Licensed Clinician, you will work alongside our special education and student services teams to support students by: DC Prep is a network of public charter schools serving over 2,000 preschool through 8th-grade students across six campuses in Wards 5, 7, and 8. A demonstrated belief in DC Prep's vision, mission, and values, including our commitment to diversity and inclusion Students need much more than high-quality instruction to be successful, which is why DC Prep offers a range of in-house student support services that support our Preppies' behavioral, social, and emotional growth.
    $96k-129k yearly est.10d ago
  • Health Law Associate (Regulatory)

    Collaboration with team members is an important component of any role at Mintz. Our Health Law Practice is uniquely positioned to guide clients through structural and operational challenges. About the Health Law Practice We are strategically located to meet the needs of our clients, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC and London. Mintz is an Am Law 100 law firm with over 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. Responsibilities: Mintz is looking for an associate with regulatory experience to join our Health Law Practice in Washington, DC.
    $45k-53k yearly est.9d ago
  • Associate - Health & Life Sciences

    Supports communications with clients and members of the ASG Advisory network. Begins to learn ASG best practices in research and product delivery, including the use of ASG proprietary knowledge and diverse sources of public information, with an ability to analyze - and work with senior staff to make judgments about - competing versions of events or asymmetrical understanding of crucial factors. This job exposes the employee to the details of ASG business and client work, allowing them to begin to develop their sectoral/industry expertise. Once adept at supporting the smooth operations of the practice, associates collaborate with senior associates and others to develop and/or edit written products following ASG best practices.
    $55k-82k yearly est.6d ago
  • Adult Case Manager - Youth Services Coordinator(Family Services)

    Job DescriptionSOME (So Others Might Eat) exists to help homeless and poor individuals and families in Washington, DC. Covid-19 Considerations: In alignment with DC Health, COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are mandated for personnel working in SOME's healthcare-designated programs, which currently include Medical, Dental, Population Health, Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Exodus House, Jordan House, Kirwan House, Keuhner Place, Leland Place, and Mary Claire House. SOME (So Others Might Eat) is currently seeking a full-time Adult Services Case Manager - Youth Services Coordinator within our Family Services department, located at Independence Place. Position Description: The Family Services Adult Case Manager - Youth Services Coordinator provides case management and support services for adults and children living in Family Housing.
    $40k-60k yearly est.17d ago
  • Social Listening Associate

    Job DescriptionRational 360 is hiring a Social Listening Associate to help support and expand the firm's integrated data approach for clients. About Rational 360: The Rational Way: All in Partners Rational 360 is a leading full-service strategic communications and digital agency, with offices and staff located across the country.
    $48k-67k yearly est.14d ago
  • Adolescent Addiction Counselor (Hybrid Remote)

    We are currently recruiting for an Addiction Counselor to work a hybrid remote schedule with our Adolescent clients in our Lorain County locations. The LCADA Way is a recipient of the NorthCoast 99 Top Workplaces Award! Summary The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Clinician is responsible for routine duties of an Addiction Counselor, including, but not limited to screening, assessment, treatment planning, education, referral and documentation.
    $24k-39k yearly est.6d ago

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Average Salary For a Substance Abuse Counselor

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Substance Abuse Counselor is $43,069 per year or $21 per hour. The highest paying Substance Abuse Counselor jobs have a salary over $67,000 per year while the lowest paying Substance Abuse Counselor jobs pay $27,000 per year

Updated March 21, 2023
Average Substance Abuse Counselor Salary
$43,069 yearly
$21 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Substance Abuse Counselor


A therapist is responsible for improving the patients' health conditions by evaluating their needs and providing physical and mental support. Therapists are licensed, medical professionals who specialize in different areas to perform treatments and bring relief to patients. Some of their duties include diagnosing patient's problems, performing counseling services, monitoring medication progress, customizing therapy activities for pain management, and consulting other health professionals as needed. Therapists must have extensive knowledge with the medical industry to detect patients' conditions easily and provide effective medications.


A clinician specializes in providing diagnosis, treatment, and direct care to patients with different illnesses. A clinician's duties mainly revolve around conducting extensive research and analysis, providing medical care through various therapies, and improving one's overall health condition. Furthermore, a clinician must obtain and analyze a patient's complete medical history, provide diagnostic tests, always monitor the effects of treatment on a patient, provide prognosis and consider the overall impact on a patient's health and well-being.

Social Worker

Social workers help their clients get through problems that they may be facing. Social workers help identify individuals or groups of people, usually families, who may need assistance, generally through a set of pre-determined criteria. They then determine the best ways to help their clients by interviewing them, getting to know them, and understanding the context of their lives. They create plans that will help their clients become better, such as integrating into a new environment, assisting them in their needs, or even rescuing them from their current place. Social workers have good interpersonal skills and communication skills.

Program Coordinator

Program coordinators are mid-level employees who are assigned to work on a program of a specific department. They handle the communications between their department and any other department that they may need to collaborate with. They coordinate action plans and activities to ensure that the departments are aligned. They are present during the planning stage for the program so that they will be familiar with action items. They are directly involved in the implementation by liaising with the involved departments. Program coordinators should have good communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organization skills.


Specialists are employees who are responsible for specific tasks or activities in the department they are assigned to. The actions or tasks they work on are related to their educational background or work experiences. They are usually highly skilled in specializations related to the work they are assigned to. Specialists are also highly trained on the competencies that are required of their specialty. As such, they are focused on the skills and competencies that are needed to enhance their experience in their specific field further.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor Jobs FAQs

How Much Money Does A Drug Counselor Make?

A drug counselor makes, on average, $46,792 a year ($20.06 an hour). The range in what a drug court can make starts from as little as $27,000 a year to as much as $130,000 a year. Factors such as company type and location determine where a drug counselor falls along this pay scale.

Is Being A Substance Abuse Counselor A Good Job?

Yes, being a substance abuse counselor is a good job. In fact, substance abuse counselors are ranked #1 in Best Social Services Jobs, according to U.S. News.

A career in substance abuse counseling can yield a decent salary, and the help you provide others can be priceless, making this a rewarding career for many people.

What Does It Take To Be A Drug Counselor?

To become a drug counselor requires some education and clinic experience, along with a strong desire to want to help others.

While it's possible to be a substance abuse counselor without a degree or certification in some places, certification can open the door to many professional opportunities. Without a certification, candidates need extensive work experience related to addiction treatment to become addiction counselors.

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