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Job Title: Youth Substance Abuse Counselor (10-20 hours/week)

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth and families who are struggling with substance use and/or mental health disorders?  Do you thrive on the opportunity to challenge yourself?  Do you see yourself as a self-starter, able to handle many different priorities while still enjoying yourself (and perhaps, dancing in the rain?)?  You might be the right person for us!  Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is a small nonprofit agency, located in Williamsburg, (with services throughout the Greater Williamsburg and Upper Hampton Roads communities) that provides prevention and treatment services for youth up to the age of 26 and their families who are impacted by addiction and mental health challenges.  We are looking for a part time Youth Substance Abuse Counselor with energy, spark, and enthusiasm!  Come join the Bacon Street team!

To submit an application, please send cover letter, resume, three references, and proof of licensure to Kim Dellinger, Executive Director at by November 11, 2017.  Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

Supervised by: Clinical Supervisor

The Youth Substance Abuse Counselor will be responsible for providing substance abuse and mental health treatment services in an outpatient facility for adolescents and their families.  Should be comfortable with Motivational Interviewing (MI) principles, NIP and CAQH/Proview required.  Paneling must be completed prior to start date.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in mental health field. Must possess a license from the State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.  Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid and unrestricted.  Should be either a CSAC or LSATP.  Salary commensurate with experience.

The specific duties will include:

  1. Clinical assessments, treatment, case management, consultation, referral, and education according to the individual’s professional discipline. Services shall be provided in accordance with the established Virginia Mental Health and Substance Abuse Standards as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.
  2. Conduct psychosocial evaluations and provide therapeutic interventions to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate.
  3. Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist clients.
  4. Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
  5. Maintain case records to reflect course of treatment and provide required documentation. Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
  6. Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of agency operations.
  7. Other duties as determined by the Clinical Supervisor.