453 South Lime Street
Lancaster, Pa 17602
Fax: 717.295.7762

Substance Abuse Counselor: Tuesday through Saturday

  • Full time
  • Tuesday through Saturday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 Primary Functions

Provide counseling with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides direct individual, group and family therapy; didactic lectures and experiential seminars are provided.
  • Assures that all elements of the treatment plan, including the aftercare plan, are realized within the time limits and documented in the client’s chart.
  • Takes an active role in the assignment of clients and treatment planning processes.
  • Completes discharge summaries on assigned clients.
  • Interfaces with and maintains contact and rapport with significant others, referral sources and other service providers as required or needed.
  • Completes the psychosocial history, medical history and psychosocial evaluation of clients and client charts to document information as needed.
  • Observes clients daily in the program for changes in physical, emotional and cognitive behavior, reporting such changes to the Facility Director. Helps decide on the necessary strategies and interventions of the treatment approach.
  • Carries a daily clinical client caseload to maintain clinical relationship with clients.
  • Documents client’s progress daily based upon DOH guidelines and makes recommendations regarding client discharge and disposition.


Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in human services) or other related field and 1 year of clinical experience (minimum of 1820 hours ) in a health or human service agency, prison facility or in a drug and alcohol setting.
  • Two to four years related experience in residential facility setting
  • Bilingual Spanish/English – preferred
  • CADC License


Interested candidates are requested to submit a resume via one of the following:

Postal mail:
Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Human Resources
453 South Lime Street
Lancaster, PA  17602