Co-Occurring Program Counselor

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Co-Occurring Program Counselor

Augusta , Maine , United States | Healthcare | Full-time Apply by: June 30, 2024 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Opening Date: May 28, 2024Closing Date: June 30, 2024Job Class Code: 5302

Grade: 23

Salary: $49,088.00 – $65,790.40 (this includes a $.60/hr Institutional StipendPosition 03100-3880Location: Augusta, Maine

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Job Overview:

This is professional services work involving the co-occurring assessment and treatment of clients at Riverview Psychiatric Center in a hospital setting. You will be performing diagnostic assessments, providing clinical input in client/staff consultations, developing co-occurring and substance use treatment plans, reviewing current substance use programs,as well as instructing students and staff. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to co-occurring disorders or equivalent in directly related work experienceANDtwo (2) years’ experience in co-occurring counseling. Education cannot be substituted for required two years’ experience in co-occurring counseling. Licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as issued by State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors is also required. A CADC will be accepted with the ability to attain an LADC within one year. Preference will be given to those with a clinical license.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

Riverview Psychiatric Center ( , in collaboration with the community, is a center for best practice, treatment, education and research, for individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders. Hospital leaders have worked hard to implement changes and establish quality measures of distinction. To continue our goal of becoming a leader within the Behavioral Health field, we are looking for candidates who work well in a team and are enthusiastic and dedicated to providing compassionate care. We hold accreditation’s by CMS and the Joint Commission.


For additional information about this position, or to request a paper application, please contact Robyn McFalls at or 207-624-4672.

Why join our team?

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee’s pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS).

State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package ( , covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( . Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.

There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

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Job Posting: JC260501865

Posted On: May 30, 2024

Updated On: Jul 03, 2024

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