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Community Medical Services, LLC Substance Abuse Counselor (Must Reside in Montana) in Kalispell, Montana

Community Medical Services (CMS) is urgently hiring a Substance Abuse Counselor to assist patients recovering from addictions to opioids and other illicit substances. Whether facilitating individual or group sessions, or assisting patients with treatment plans and coping strategies, your work will help foster a safe place for anyone looking to start their recovery journey with us.

The shift is M-F 6am-2pm with alternating weekends/holidays

As you join our mission to help those suffering from substance use disorders reclaim their lives, expect to thrive in a comfortable, welcoming, and fun environment where you are valued for the work you do, championed by passionate leaders, and equipped with the tools and ongoing training you need to achieve your goals.

Along the way, we’ll invest in your well-being through a benefits package that includes:

  • Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Short and long-term disability insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time

  • 401K retirement plan with match

  • Tuition and CME reimbursement up to 100%

  • Employee assistance program to support your mental health and wellness

  • Ongoing professional development

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is excited to work in an outpatient setting, much like a doctor’s office or behavioral health clinic.

  • Enjoys a consistent schedule.

  • Has experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to:

  • Maintain and manage a caseload in compliance with regulatory standards and ratios.

  • Conduct individual sessions, facilitate group counseling and didactic educational presentations.

  • Complete comprehensive behavioral health assessments and individualized treatment plans, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and unique client needs.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the ongoing assessment of the client and his/her natural supports that may result in modification to the service plan.

  • Coordinate care with other recovery and community-based service providers, engage in case management activity by sending referrals, completing documentation necessary to secure services, maintain chart compliance, etc.

  • Include family and natural supports in the client’s treatment, per the client’s preference.

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of new developments in the field of substance use as required by specific state licensure.

  • Maintain a collegian relationship with other substance use professionals, programs, and associations.

  • Maintain a thorough and comprehensive client record.

  • Serve as the point of contact for coordination and communication with other systems where clinical knowledge of the case is crucial.

  • Assist in screening and coordinating primary care services for clients.

  • Associates degree or above required

  • No license required

  • Active LAC, LCSW or LCPC license or above preferred

  • Behavioral health experience preferred


Req Number: 2023-1731

External Company URL:

Street: 795 Sunset Blvd

Will this role be Remote: Yes