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Addictions Counselor


Addictions Counselor

  • R0043056
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Health Services
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences seeks applicants for an Addictions Counselor. The ideal candidate will provide individual and group counseling/therapy, recovery support for opioid and other substance use assessment/counseling, harm reduction education, and clinical consultation in our medication assisted treatment clinic. The counselor will also provide primary support for our statewide telephone opioid helpline working with callers that have concerns or questions about their opioid use or those of others, providing individualized referrals, phone intervention sessions, and educational materials. They will promote the helpline and conduct outreach, building collaborations with different addiction treatment related resources and entities across the state, working closely with the clinic team, seeking and providing feedback in order to assist in building a quality program.

This position will require:
  • Diagnostic assessment and ASAM evaluations
  • Brief treatment (individual or group therapy)
  • Psychoeducational groups with addiction as a focus
  • Participation in clinical supervision and consultation
  • Collaborative work with the addiction treatment team
  • Participation in interdisciplinary meetings and treatment planning
  • Creating, coordinating, and supporting an integrated addiction recovery and support program for identified patients
  • Documentation of patient care according to professional standards and departmental guidelines
  • Active participation in quality improvement, program development, and professional growth activities
  • Responsibility for professional development of self and contributions tothe professional development of others
  • Performing support activities as needed In addition to the above responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

  • Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field required
  • Experience: Minimum of two years of experience working with clients in recovery from substance use disorders and/or substance use counseling.
    Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a team orientated environment

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health assessment prior to their first day of employment per university policy.


Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0043056”

Complete an application online and attach:

1. Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences

2. Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “ R0043056 "

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/


Job requires frequently bending/stooping/walking. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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