Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

Counseling El Dorado, AR


Position at AppleGate Recovery

 Compassionate Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor Needed!


Applegate services is dedicated to providing individualized treatment integrating pharmacotherapy, clinical counseling, recovery support and medical services.

Applegate, addiction treatment programs deliver medically-supervised services for adults in a variety of modalities and settings. As the largest specialty organization addressing the opioid crisis, we have unlimited opportunities for those looking to make a difference. At Applegate, we believe in delivering a higher level of care to our patients, not just talking about it. We are committed to treating our patients and each other with dignity and respect in a culture that fosters excellence in all that we do.


Title: Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
Location: El Dorado, AR
Schedule: M-F 9a-5p (Saturdays by appointment only) - Full and Part-Time (min. 10 hrs/week)  Schedule available!


Primary Job Function:

Substance abuse counselor  will be in charge with assisting patients through medically assisting treatments and offering techniques for handling opioid addiction. Counselor conducts individual sessions and group sessions to assist with crisis management and coping strategies. Counselor will evaluate patients’ progress during counseling and collaborate with doctors, nurses and other counselors to assist the patients’ achieving overall outcome.

Essential Job Functions for:

  • Provide individual and group counseling services; direct service hours at regularly scheduled intervals; coordinate all services throughout treatment
  • Conducts individual initial assessment and evaluation interviews for service eligibility determination
  • Facilitates, establishes and reviews with each patient the initial treatment plan
  • Respond, as needed, to patient grievances and complaints
  • Develop aftercare plans and discharge plans
  • Ensures accurate and current clinical records are maintained in accordance with Federal and State Regulations governing NTP clinics
  • Other related duties as determined by supervisor
  • Full and Part-Time Schedule (min. 10 hrs/week) available!

Qualifications | Education | Certifications:

  • Applicants must have a current license to counsel registered in the state of Arkansas LPC, LCSW, LMSW or LMFT preferred.
  • Experience in substance use disorder.
  • Must have or obtain current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Previous experience working with chemically dependent individuals a plus. Must demonstrate a positive, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude toward our patient population
  • Competitive salary 
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities through our counselor career path
  • Rewarding opportunity with the ability to impact individuals’ life


What to expect from us:

Applegate a progressive substance abuse treatment organization is committed to the highest quality of patient care in a comfortable outpatient clinic setting.  Our ultimate goal is to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of opioid use disorder to help each of our patients achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life.  

Applegate is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, natural origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws.