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Monday, 04 November, 2019

Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor

Community Connections is seeking full- and part-time Counselors for a collaborative substance abuse treatment project with Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) serving people currently under criminal justice supervision and either living in or stepping down to the community.  We use evidence based and promising practices, primarily group therapy.  Candidates must be energetic, creative, mission driven individuals who can effectively build therapeutic relationships with clients to support them in their recovery.

Substance Abuse Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Perform intakes
  • Lead psycho-educational groups to address all aspects of substance abuse recovery
  • Collaborate with CSOSA partners

 Substance Abuse Counselor Qualifications:

  • DC LGSW or LGPC (supervision towards independent clinical licensure is provided) or CAC-I or CAC-II
  • Three years of experience as a counselor in a substance abuse treatment setting
  • Successful completion of the Government’s background investigation is a condition of employment


  • Supervision towards LICSW or LPC
  • Opportunities to earn CEUs
  • PTO (vacation/sick/holidays)
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Long-term disability
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Immediate 403(b), with employer contribution after two years of employment
  • Credit union and banking partners including M&T Bank and State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
  • Educational assistance after one year of employment
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Pre-tax Metro cost

To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to Cathy Voss, LICSW, CSOSA Program Director, at cathy.voss@ccdc1.org. We encourage people of color, women, LGPTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply. 

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