CSS Counselor

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Bay Cove Human Services, Inc., a leading Massachusetts human services organization, seeks a CSS Counselor to join us in our mission to provide high-quality services to adults who face the life-long challenges of mental illness, aging and drug and alcohol dependency.

As a Substance Abuse Counselor you will be doing your part in fighting the current Opioid/Substance Abuse epidemic as a key member of a dynamic multidisciplinary team working directly with clients who have just completed detox from Substance Use in an inpatient setting. Through the running of groups, providing individual/family/group counseling, you will be helping our clients in the next stage of their Recovery.

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.

You will:

  • Provide counseling/therapy that promotes a stable clinical and psychological condition for patients, post-detoxification.
  • Complete the bio-psychosocial assessments.
  • Develop initial individual treatment and discharge plans.
  • Promote ongoing participation of the client with decisions involving treatment planning and goal setting.
  • Work closely with the patient, their family and/or natural or social supports, as well as the program's multidisciplinary teams to ensure ongoing review and updating of patients' treatment plans.
  • Facilitate clinical therapy with patients through individual, group and family sessions.
  • Maintain relevant and timely counseling progress notes.
  • Participates in ongoing multidisciplinary case conferences/client care meetings.
  • Lead various psycho-educational, therapy and recovery oriented groups as assigned and ensure all relevant documentation.

What you will need to bring:

  • Education - BA/BS or experience in a Human Services field.
  • Experience - Three years of experience in substance use disorder treatment and at least two years of counseling experience.
  • Strong knowledge of the substance use treatment continuum and services and related community resources.
  • Skills - Ability to work with individuals with substance use disorders.
  • License/Certification -Licensure of Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC I or LADC II) or Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC).
  • Driving License Required? Yes

Keywords: Substance Abuse, Counseling, Clinical Services, Groups, Addictions, Recovery, Mental Health, Counselor, Case Management, Therapy, Care Coordination, Healthcare, Human Services


Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, and employee referral bonuses.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement