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Relief Counselor - Substance Use Disorder (SUD) - Eugene, OR

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Company Name:Emergence
Location:Eugene, OR
Employment Type:Part-Time Hourly
Category:Behavioral Health Provider
Pay:$22.60 - $26.00 per hour
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Relief Counselor (SUDS)

Are you a dedicated and compassionate behavioral health professional with a strong commitment to helping people experiencing substance use disorder who are involved in the criminal justice system? Emergence is seeking a Relief Counselor to provide support to our dedicated team of counselors. As a relief counselor, you will facilitate group therapy and help people along their journey to recovery. If you are a motivated and compassionate counselor with a deep understanding of SUD treatment and commitment to recovery, we invite you to join our team and contribute to the transformation of lives in our community and beyond.

Emergence has provided treatment for substance use disorder in Lane County since 1981. We serve people who meet criteria for Level 1 Outpatient or Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient, and provide treatment to people who need residential while they work their way through the waiting list. Our SUD programs include Discovery (DUII), Endeavor (probation), Focus Treatment Court, and Threshold (IOP).

At Emergence, we know our employees are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company's achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor Position Highlights:

  • Non-exempt position
  • Hourly rate is $22.60/hr and up (based on education and experience)
  • Flexible hours, no set schedule or required hours per month
  • Ability to decline offered shifts
  • Paid training and continuing education
  • Supportive, collaborative environment

Substance Use Disorder Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Assessing clients' physical and mental behaviors
  • Facilitating individual and group therapy sessions in English and Spanish
  • Collaborating with psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, social workers, and departments of correction
  • Identifying behaviors that interfere with treatment and recovery
  • Assisting primary caregivers to manage addiction-related behavior

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Speaks fluent Spanish
  • CADC-R, or ability to be credentialed as CADC-R by MHACBO
  • One year of experience in social services or behavioral health
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a compassionate nature.
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen (including cannabis)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in psychology or counseling
  • Completed coursework on substance use disorders
  • CADC I certification
  • Previous experience working in treatment for substance abuse disorders
  • Familiarity with electronic health record systems, specifically CareLogic
  • Experience with co-occurring health and mental health disorders


Complete applications include a cover letter with 3 references and a resume.

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EMERGENCE is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with lived experience of substance use disorder and/or criminal justice involvement are encouraged to apply, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, living with disability.