NorthNode Group Counseling, LLC. Substance Abuse Counselor I Dover, DE · Full time

Position Overview: SUD Counselor I’s are responsible for supervision and coordination of the therapeutic treatment of drug and alcohol clients. We are currently looking for SUD Counselor I’s who are anti-racist, social justice minded, and ready to be a part of a dynamic, fun, and collaborative team. If you want to be part of a work family, apply! About NorthNode Group Counseling: Here at NorthNode Group Counseling, we believe in creating the best atmosphere for our clients and employees and giving back to our community. Our mission is to help members of our communities reconnect with the things that are truly important and thrive, both in their own lives and in their relationships. We strive to make wellness a down to earth practice. Our vision is to eliminate mental health stigma by creating awareness of appreciation for, and acceptance of mental health self-care. We are a fun, dynamic, and collaborative team who value working collaboratively and helping improve the health and wellness of our communities. Our Values: NorthNode Group Counseling lives by values that guide who we are as a team and how we present to our communities. We hire staff who bring these values to life. Creating strong relationships: Building strong, meaningful relationships is a basic need for all of us. We value building relationships within our community and helping our clients do the same. It’s also a hallmark of our business to promote strong, lasting bonds within our team and to work collaboratively both in the office and out in the community. Serving the community: Part of our mission is to contribute to promoting wellness within the community through community involvement, speaking engagements, and financial contributions. It is our goal to reach more people and provide psychoeducational services to students, teachers, administration, and businesses through regular outreach in the community. Invest in quality: We’re committed to providing the best atmosphere for our clients and our team. Our commitment is seen in our beautiful workspace for our employees and a comforting space for our clients and in offering the extra touches like coffee + tea stations, fun music, a collaborative environment for our team, and wrap-around services for our clients. We promotecontinued education for our clinicians through quarterly training in evidence-based practices so clients can feel safe knowing their therapist is always growing in their skill. Promoting inclusion: We promote hiring clinicians of varying backgrounds, beliefs, and specialties to better serve the diverse and unique experience of our clients. It’s also important that our office promotes a foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in its culture and practice.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises client case files and ensures that necessary documents are maintained and filed; ensures client records reflect accuracy and adherence to state/federal guidelines and reviewing same.
  • Supervises intake and discharge procedures for client caseload.
  • Responsible for the assessment, development, and coordination of treatment plans for a specific client caseload, including execution of necessary forms concerning those clients, such as progress notes and treatment plans.
  • Assists in the selection and application of therapeutic techniques designed to modify client behaviors.
  • Participates in staff meetings and attend training sessions as required.
  • Assists in planning type and frequency of services given to clients; develops and implements changes in services, as necessary.
  • Ensures that client confidentiality and client rights are being maintained.
  • Maintain clinical files for each client on assigned caseloads; this includes but is not limited to updating clinical files after each individual counseling session, clinical group, or for other reasons pertinent to management of the case.
  • Conducts individual counseling sessions according to the rules and routines of the program, and as needed based on the daily functioning of the individual client.
  • Conducts clinical group sessions including but not limited to therapy and educational groups.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Align with NorthNode’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Punctual in reporting to work.
  • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in mental health counseling or social work
  • Active, unrestricted license (LPCMH, LCSW, LMFT, CADC, NP, PA) in the State of Delaware (fully licensed highly preferred). A copy must be provided to NorthNode.
  • Available to hold at least 25 patient sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by NorthNode.
  • Be organized and detail oriented.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be able to work independently on tasks assigned.
  •  Have strong written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience in a private practice setting (highly preferred).
  • At least two years’ experience post-unrestricted licensure (highly preferred).
  • Have at least one niche market for counseling services (i.e., children, teens, trauma, anxiety, grief, anger management, etc.).

This position is not right for you if you’re:

  • Someone just looking for a job to clock in and out of.
  • Someone who doesn’t feel passion for our mission, vision, and values.
  • Someone who’s not a team player or prefers not to work collaboratively.
  • Someone who wants to own their own business in the near future. If that’s you, awesome! But we’re not the place for you. We dedicate a lot of time to our teams, and provide the flexibility, autonomy, and space to allow each member of our team to get creative in their role. The ideal person is invested in time and energy in NorthNode.
  • Someone who doesn’t like to hop in and help others get their work done - we highly value teamwork.

This position is perfect for you if you’re:

  • Aligned with NorthNode’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Energized by helping others in a team and contributing to the growth of NorthNode.
  • Social justice oriented and practice anti-racism work.
  • Creative, engaged in doing good work, and excited by furthering our mission to make wellness a down-to-earth practice.
  • Able to take direct and constructive feedback and run with it.


Application instructions:

For consideration, please contact our Director of Human Resources, Marti Bell at 302-257-3135 or [email protected].