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Substance Abuse Specialist

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Thibodaux, LA

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Substance Abuse Specialist




Job #683736645

Please ask about our


Program Qualifications!!!!!

******* We are seeking:

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

We're excited to receive your application as we grow and partner within our local community program!

Merakey is currently seeking a Substance Abuse Specialist

to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division

in our Thibodaux, LA



Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

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.


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

Highly competitive compensation plans

Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

Flexible scheduling

Benefits for all employees including 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; and 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


Position summary or overview. 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 or Master'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.

Rate of pay: $16.00 /hour $6,000 Annual Travel Stipend


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Search for Requisition Number: 35835

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at ~~~ .

MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


degree in social work, psychology, counseling or other human service related fields with CAC eligible within three years. CAC highly desirable. Must have experience co-occurring issues and 1-2 years of mental health direct care experience. Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system. Valid LA Drivers License and appropriate state and federal clearances.

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

Updated 06/10/2018

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