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Assertive Community Treatment ACT Substance Abuse Specialist

Company name
Cornerstone Montgomery Inc

Rockville, MD

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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Substance Abuse Specialist

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Job Location:

Rockville, MD

Job Level:

Entry Level (less than 2 years)

Level of Education:


Job Type:


Date Updated:

May 11, 2018

Years of Experience:


Starting Date:

April 4, 2018

As a Substance Abuse Specialist Counselor at Cornerstone Montgomery, you will provide individual, family, and peer group counseling on substance use disorders and mental illness. The Substance Abuse Specialist will also provide supportive substance abuse counseling, and assertive case management, to include appropriate assessment, planning, coordination, linkage, delivery and advocacy of services for all assigned clients using evidence based practices and compliance with ACT fidelity in all services provided.

Along with submitting a resume, please submit a cover letter explaining why you qualify for this position.

Cornerstone Montgomery is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment background checks are required for all employment positions.

Experience and Skills:

One year of training or experience providing mental health services and additions counseling. Certified Addictions Counselor in the State of Maryland preferred.

Possession of a valid driver's license with less than two negative points on Maryland (or the equivalent for another State) driving record required. Must have access to a personal vehicle and be willing to use it for work purposes. Transporting clients in personal vehicle is required.


Cornerstone Montgomery offers a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to promote health and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all- from health care to retirement to dependent care and more!

Health Benefits

Spouse, family and domestic partner benefits

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

AD&D & Group Term Life Insurance

Voluntary Life Insurance

Vision Insurance

Flexible Spending Medical/Dependent Care Account

Benefits available for spouse, family and/or domestic partner


- Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc., Inc. pays 75% of the health premium for single HMO coverage and 50 % for all other health plans and dental coverage. The employee portion may be 25% or 50% depending on the plan selected. Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. pays 100% of the premium for AD&D and Group Term life insurance.

All deductions for benefits are made on a 'pre-tax' basis. This allows eligible employees to receive a tax break on their insurance premiums.

Plan Effective Date

- Coverage effective dates are: health/dental/vision/life/ insurance is the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment. The FSA plan is also effective the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment.

Disability Benefits

Long Term Disability

(MetLife) provides income replacement benefits when you become disabled at 60% of your earnings. To be eligible you must be an active, regular employee, work at least 20 hours per week, and a citizen or legal resident of the U.S., its territories or Canada.

Plan Effective Date

- Coverage effective date is the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment.


- Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. pays 100% of the premium for LTD.

Short Term Disability

(Self-funded by the agency) - provides income replacement benefits at 50% of base salary when an illness, accident or serious health condition causes you to be absent from work 10 consecutive days to a maximum of 90 days. To be eligible you must be an active permanent employee, work at least 20 hours per week and employed with the agency for at least one year.

Plan Effective Date

- Coverage effective date is the 1st day of the month following 1 year of employment.


- Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. pays 100% of the cost for STD.

Retirement Benefits

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403b (Lincoln National Life Insurance) - Employee Contributions

may start immediately. The maximum contribution may be as much as federal regulations allow; contributions are made on a pre-tax basis.

Employer Contributions

- After 2 years of continuous service, Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. automatically contributes a percentage of an eligible employee's earnings to the employees' retirement account.

State employees credit union

Employees can set up an automatic payroll deduction which deposits a portion (or all) of the payroll check into a credit union savings or checking account. Loans from the Credit Union can also be repaid through payroll deduction. The minimum deposit to join the credit union is $10.00.

Vacation/Annual leave

Full-time Employees

0-1 year of employment - 3 weeks of vacation accrued

2nd thru 9th year - 4 weeks

9th year and above - 5 weeks

Sick leave

12 days per year (1 day per month)


8 paid holidays and 2 Floating Holidays

1. New Year's Day

2. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

3. Memorial Day

4. Independence Day

5. Labor Day

6. Thanksgiving Day

7. Day after Thanksgiving

8. Christmas

All counselors are expected to share holiday coverage.

Licensed clinical supervision

Licensed clinical supervision is available to those employees who need/request it. There is a 3 month waiting period for new employees before licensed clinical supervision can begin.

For further information please contact Human Resources at

or fax 301-493-0069.

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