Substance Abuse Specialist

Job Description: 

Meridian Behavioral Health is seeking a full-time Substance Abuse Specialist to join the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) in Transylvania County.  This individual will serve as the champion of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) amongst an interdisciplinary team.  

The responsibilities of the Substance Abuse Specialist are as follows:

  • conducts comprehensive substance abuse assessments considering the relationship between substance use and mental health,
  • assesses and tracks beneficiary's stages of change readiness and stages of treatment,
  • uses outreach and motivational interviewing techniques to work with beneficiaries in earlier stages of change readiness,
  • facilitates access to 12-step groups and other community supports,
  • uses cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention to work with beneficiaries in later stages of change readiness,
  • ensures that the team's treatment approaches are consistent with beneficiary's stages of change readiness,
  • facilitates the Person-Centered Planning process for beneficiaries assigned to him or her, and
  • serves as a consultant and educator to fellow ACT team members on the topic of integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT).

To qualify, applicant must have:

  • either CSAC, or have Master's degree and have or be eligible to obtain one of the following licenses: LCASA/LCAS/CCS,
  • a valid driver's license with no restrictions,
  • reliable transportation,
  • flexibility, and
  • moderate computer skills.  
Position Area: 
Adult Services
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Position Location: 
Transylvania County
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