Certified Addiction Counselor

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
November 24, 2022
Job Status:


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Certified Addiction Counselor (Chemical Dependency- Intensive Outpatient Program - CDIOP).


Your compassion is tangible: whether its in support of your patients, their families or your colleagues.


Youre equally comfortable working with groups, families individuals, but you recognize and are passionate about the power of the  group in supporting patients recovering from chemical use disorders.


Youre great at what you do and enjoy being part of a team with a shared mission based on caring, integrity and excellence.






West Pines Behavioral Health at Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our tight knit team specializes in helping adults ages 18 and older with psychiatric or addiction concerns.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.






Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.


As a Certified Addiction Counselor you need to know how to:

  • Provide a safe and collaborate therapeutic environment to assess patient motivation, readiness to change and assist patients in the development of skills and behaviors to enhance functioning to the highest level of independence
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment, through the use of various individual and group treatment modalities



Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Bachelors degree in related field and Certified Addiction Specialist required for bachelor's level applicants
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience, required
  • Masters degree in a mental health or related field, preferred
  • Certified Addiction Counselor level III or Licensed in mental health (LAC, LCSW, LPC, LMFT), preferred
  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, preferred



Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Certified Addiction Counselor on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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