Seacoast Mental Health Center Substance Use Disorder Clinician (SUD) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

If you like making a difference in your community and are passionate about working in a nonprofit organization Seacoast Mental Health Center is an excellent choice!

We have an immediate Opening for Substance Use Disorder a SUD Clinician position in our Adult Services Department. This position will report directly to the SUD Program Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

On an ongoing basis, the SUD clinician works collaboratively with his/her supervisor and other staff to further develop and improve SUD services using a harm-reduction approach. This entails being abreast of current research, assessment of the program’s strengths and areas of growth, and addressing the needs of the clients. Facilitates or co-facilitates SUD treatment groups. Will develop an individual treatment plan with clients and provide individual SUD counseling and therapy to clients. Referrals are made to appropriate community resources as needed. Provide and monitor treatment services in a manner that preserves the participant’s dignity and builds on his/her independent functioning. A central part of this work is building and structuring a "natural" support system with sober/healthy family, friends, neighbors, employers, organizations, and other groups or individuals who wish to be involved and helpful. The SUD clinician may be called upon to provide training, guidance and supervision to other employees re: SUD.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have a New Hampshire LADC or MLADC.

  • Also, prior experience treating individuals with substance use disorders is required.

  • Training and experience with individual and group therapy along with recovery-oriented modalities are essential.

  • If not currently licensed in NH, s/he must be eligible to seek licensure and do so when state criteria have been met.

  • The SUD clinician must also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • The SUD Clinician must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to demonstrate a "clean" driving record.

  • Must complete a criminal background check.

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology required.