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ISSUP supports the professional development of those working within substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. Here you will find information about available positions in the field from around the globe. We welcome ISSUP members to share advertisements for current vacancies in this category. Log in and post your job to the ISSUP job board.

Master's-level Substance Use Counselor / Social Worker

  • Location: Estados Unidos
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Care Specialists are Master’s-level trained behavioral health clinicians skilled at guiding people seeking treatment to a local, qualified drug and alcohol treatment provider. Care Specialists engage inbound callers through a structured clinical intervention based in motivational interviewing techniques and help those seeking treatment commit to same- or next-day evaluations with a treatment provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Be able and ready during shift to receive high volume of inbound calls
  • Utilize skills and training from Vital Decisions to deliver a brief, single session, structured clinical intervention applying a structured clinical protocol
  • Empathically guide and build partnership and motivation with treatment seekers
  • Demonstrate capacity to motivate treatment seekers to commit to same day or next evaluations at a qualified treatment provider
  • Utilize technology and networked resources to schedule evaluations for those seeking treatment
  • Timely and thorough documentation of all activity in Microsoft CRM database/electronic record. Ability to multi–task i.e., (type and speak at the same time).
  • Effectively handle crisis situations by demonstrating ability to conduct safety assessment and make determinations on referral for other services
  • Deliver high quality, respectful, empowering interactions with treatment seekers at all times


Education and Experience                                                           

  • Master’s Degree in Addictions Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 2+ years of work experience in clinical/behavior change setting required
  • 1+ years working directly with individuals, families or couples providing goal oriented, behavioral change interventions required
  • Experience in drug and alcohol treatment settings preferred
  • Experience in patient empowerment models; familiarity with motivational interviewing required
  • Experience delivering measureable, outcome based clinical interventions in fast-paced environment
  • Telephonic care delivery experience preferred
    Inbound call center experience beneficial
  • Experience assessing for and managing safety during crisis situations required. 


Travel is not required for this position. This position is 100% remote / work-from-home.

Submitted on sexta-feira, 22 de Outubro de 2021 - 13:30

Behavioral Health Specialist III - Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program

  • Location: Estados Unidos
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The BHS III will be expected to use motivational enhanced techniques when performing multidimensional Substance Use screenings with clients. The incumbent for this position will make referrals and working with contracted providers so that the client can receive the appropriate level of care.  The BHS III should experience working within a multi-dimension teams and be able to assist various professional in the field. They will be expected to work with the hospitals, outside agencies, criminal justice and mental health providers. The BHS III should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and good at multitasking. Strong oral and written skills are required.

The schedule for this position will be a 9/80 M-F, M/W 10:30-8pm T/Th 8:00-5:30pm or M/W 8:00am-5:30pm T/Th 10:30am-8:00pm, Fridays on 8:00am-5:00pm

Candidates are required to be registered or certified at date of application as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor and to have a valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification or registration in accordance with the certification requirements as pursuant to Sections 11755, 11864, 11876 (a), and 11834.50 of the California Health and Safety Code and Sections 9846, 10125 and 10564 of the California Code of Regulations through either the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs or Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC).
Bilingual- Spanish desired


Education: Completion of 30 semester or 45-quarter units from an accredited college or university, preferably with course work in psychology, sociology, behavioral science, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of experience being equal to 30 semester or 45-quarter units of college coursework.)
Experience: One year providing individual or group counseling to individuals in a substance abuse treatment program/facility. This experience must have included responsibility for assessing, evaluating, designing treatment plans, and making referrals, either individually or as part of a team led by a substance abuse or medical professional, for substance abuse clients.

Submitted on sexta-feira, 22 de Outubro de 2021 - 13:25

Residential Substance Use Counselor

  • Location: Estados Unidos
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Full Job Description

Description: Prelude Behavioral Services is seeking a full-time Counselor in our residential substance use disorder treatment program to join our team in Des Moines. Prelude provides gender specific residential treatment services to patients to better provide a person-centered approach and meet the unique needs of our patients. This position will provide services to our male residential patients, however this position does not require candidates of a specific gender.
The Counselor will provide counseling through individual and group counseling sessions. They will also be responsible for patient documentation related to treatment services and will coordinate patient and outreach activities within agency and regulatory guidelines.

Requirements: Prelude values employees that have both personal and/or professional experiences with recovery. A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field is required. CADC certification or the ability to become certified within one year is required. Ideal candidates are patient advocates, organized, energetic, and have excellent communication and computer skills.
The schedule for this position is Sunday-Wednesday, 9:00a-5:30p and Thursday 11:30a-8:00p.
This position requires a valid driver's license, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Submitted on sexta-feira, 22 de Outubro de 2021 - 13:22

Substance Abuse Specialist

  • Location: Estados Unidos
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Typical Duties of the Substance Abuse Specialist

The Substance Abuse Specialist provides rehabilitation supports, training, and resources to clients in the IMPACT program.

Duties include:

  • Provides crisis intervention, case management and rehab services and provides and/or coordinates substance abuse assessment, treatment planning, and service delivery tailored to the individual needs of the clients served
  • Provides individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Assists in developing and designing curriculum and facilitates co-occurring disorders groups
  • Facilitates substance abuse groups and networks with community substance treatment providers
  • Develops and maintains client service plans that address the needs of each individual served in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team
  • Provides cross-training for the rest of the team to deal effectively with substance abuse issues and optimize collaboration and support
  • Services are provided in the clients’ homes as well as in community-based sites

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required with at least 2 years of experience with working with individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders
  • CADAC certification strongly preferred
  • Candidates who are licensed-eligible with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences are encouraged to apply
  • Two years’ experience training in substance abuse and/or addictions and previous experience providing substance abuse services within a mental health rehabilitation program
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel
  • Fluent bilingual Spanish – read, write, speak – preferred
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Able to pass criminal/background clearance


Submitted on sexta-feira, 22 de Outubro de 2021 - 13:18

Substance Abuse Technician

  • Location: Estados Unidos
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:


  • Conduct intake with all beneficiaries including CalOms forms, consent forms, ROI's and assessments as well as orientation to program.
  • Manage bed assignments
  • Maintain documentation in beneficiary record which includes intake note, updated case note, discharge note, and shift reports
  • Oversee the self-administration of medication.
  • Receive briefing from prior shift personnel on recent developments.
  • Observe and report beneficiary behavior to case managers and document in beneficiary chart as well as shift report in EHR.
  • Ensure beneficiaries attend all meetings and groups if physically able.
  • Conduct walk throughs of facility and beneficiary rooms every 30 minutes and provide documentation of walk through
  • Knowledgeable of Confidentiality laws, policies and procedures.
  • Answer telephones and become knowledgeable with referral procedures.
  • Monitor and record vitals of withdrawal management beneficiaries as instructed as well as conduct 30-minute close watch observation and document in beneficiary record.
  • Complete continuing education and trainings as required by Cedar House, County and State mandates
  • Provide transportation of beneficiaries as needed
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.



  • Understanding of the nature of alcohol/drug addiction and recovery process.
  • Completed twelve years of education or have GED.
  • Agree to enroll and complete a drug studies certificate program or have completed one.
  • Will have 5 years to become certified or must be registered upon hire under an accredited drug and alcohol certification program.
  • Ability to address stressful situations in a calm manner and be able to communicate in a positive way.
  • Maintain current Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Maintain current certification and/or registration with CAADE or CCAPP.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Resourcefulness and strong problem-solving skills.
Submitted on sexta-feira, 22 de Outubro de 2021 - 13:14

Research Fellow

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

This is an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate candidate with strong research and organisational skills to further develop their expertise in research. Applications are invited from psychologists and/or researchers to join the research team. 

The focus of the research is on mental health in students (mainly young adults) including impulsive and compulsive symptoms (e.g. gambling disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance use, and self-injury). The work will be supervised by Professor Chamberlain within the Psychiatry group of the Faculty of Medicine. 

The Role would involve assisting Professor Chamberlain to develop and conduct research focusing on mental health and well-being in young people (such as surveys and the use of previously validated digital monitoring tools), focusing on students at the University of Southampton. It would also involve: interfacing with other teams and staff at the University of Southampton and other institutions to help promote and ensure research is conducted; contributing to the design and conduct of research including ethics applications, recruitment, and interpretation of data; and ensuring research is conducted in accordance with good practice and regulatory standards. The successful candidate will also have other opportunities to assist in research being led by others within the Department of Psychiatry. 

Submitted on quinta-feira, 21 de Outubro de 2021 - 09:23

Biostatistician- NDARC

  • Location: Austrália
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

A unique opportunity exists to contribute to a study shaping policy and clinical practice around the treatment of pain in Australia. POPPY II is a retrospective population-based cohort study of approximately 3.5 million people prescribed opioids in NSW between 2002 and 2018. This world-first study involves a cross-jurisdictional linkage of ten datasets, including data on pharmaceutical claims, health service utilisation (including primary care access, hospitalisations and emergency department presentations) and mortality. 

The Biostatistician will be responsible for supporting the project team in achieving the aims of the study. This will involve designing, planning and analyzing a range of pharmaco/epidemiological studies using linked health data (for approximately 3.5 million people), including descriptive studies relating to different opioid exposures and outcomes, as well as more complex study designs to establish the potential association between differing levels of opioid exposure and a range of health-related outcomes.

Submitted on Domingo, 17 de Outubro de 2021 - 10:06

Research Assistant - NDARC

  • Location: Austrália
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Australian Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Drug and Alcohol Program. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

This position is part of the activities of the NDARC-Kirby ASCEND NHMRC program grant: Advancing the health of people who use drugs: hepatitis C and drug dependence (ASCEND) | NDARC - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre ( This position is focused upon working with a large team within NDARC, across UNSW and with international collaborators to work on a suite of projects that aim to synthesise evidence on the epidemiology of illicit drug use, harms related to illicit drugs, and interventions to reduce such harms. These reviews would increase the amount and quality of data available for inclusion in large scale international endeavours including the Global Burden of Disease, informing reporting against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and UN agencies focused upon working with people who use drugs (UNAIDS, World Health Organization and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). Multiple large scale global reviews are being conducted, and the successful applicant will be a core member of the team engaged in this work.

Submitted on Domingo, 17 de Outubro de 2021 - 10:04

Specialty Doctor in Addiction Psychiatry

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The appointee will become a valuable and senior member of GSSMS and respond to referrals and requests from members who need advice in the day-to-day management of adult patients with substance misuse issues.

The post holder will work in close co-operation with and support other clinical, medical professional, and managerial colleagues in providing high-quality healthcare to the Health Board’s patients.

Submitted on Domingo, 17 de Outubro de 2021 - 09:59

Researcher- Liverpool John Moores University

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Public Health Institute seeks to appoint a Researcher to work on AMOUNT: A mixed methods investigation of the individual, sociocultural, and societal factors that underly the recent increase in substance use among young people to inform policy.

The AMOUNT project is an 18-month research project funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme. It is an investigation of the reasons why some types of drug use in some groups of young people has increased in the last few years, with a particular focus on those with complex lives or facing multiple challenges. It is a collaboration between LJMU, and the Universities of Liverpool and Kent.  

You will take a leading role in the research, and support the principal investigator and research team in designing and delivering qualitative work with young people, service providers, and other stakeholders; and undertaking rapid literature review; and theory development/evidence synthesis.

Experience of working with young people who may be considered ‘at risk’ is essential, and so the role will appeal to experienced researchers as well as those with a background in practice.

This is a fixed term position of up to 18 months.

You are encouraged to informally contact Professor Harry Sumnall about the role h [dot] sumnall [at] ljmu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Anticipated interview date is in early November 2021.

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Submitted on segunda-feira, 11 de Outubro de 2021 - 15:56