Substance Abuse Specialist (Lake Charles, LA)

Substance Abuse Specialist (Lake Charles, LA)

12 Jul 2019

Substance Abuse Specialist (Lake Charles, LA)

Substance Abuse Specialist - Relocation Assistance!

Merakey is currently seeking a Substance Abuse Specialist to join our Alexandria and Lake Charles, LA facilities.


The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs

Relocation Assistance

Highly competitive compensation plans including on-call pay and a generous travel stipend

Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

Flexible scheduling

Marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more)

Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships)

Mail order prescription plans

Legal and financial services

24-hour nurse hotline

Life/disability coverage

Tuition reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees

Please ask about our FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS Program Qualifications

Rate of pay: $20.00 /hour + $6,000 Annual Travel Stipend= $47,600 Annually

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

Provide recovery based, person centered services.

Develop comprehensive goal plans in conjunction with individuals and family members.

Provide Service coordination, including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual's treatment team.

Provide individual and group supportive interventions and symptom management.

Act as a liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.

Provide crisis intervention as required.

Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in conjunction with other team members and with direction from staff with specialty training.


Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other human service related field

Must be LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor), CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor), PLPC (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work)

Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system

Valid Louisiana driver's license

Appropriate state and federal clearances


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.

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