Substance Use Disorder Clinician

Full-Time
Seacoast Mental Health Center
Portsmouth, NH

If you like making a difference in your community and are passionate about working in a nonprofit organization Seacoast Mental Health Center is an excellent choice!

Founded in 1963 to address the mental health care needs of the New Hampshire Seacoast, Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC) is one of ten non-profit state-designated community mental health centers (CMHCs) in New Hampshire. As a CMHC, we provide evaluations and treatment services to children, adolescents and families, adults, and the elderly who reside in our catchment area regardless of their ability to pay.

We have an immediate Opening for Substance Use Disorder SUD Clinician positon in our Adult Services Department. This position will report directly to the SUD Program Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • On an ongoing basis, the SUD clinician works collaboratively with his/her supervisor and other staff to further develop and improve SUD services using a harm-reduction approach. This entails being abreast of current research, assessment of the program’s strengths and areas of growth, and addressing the needs of the clients
  • Evaluates individuals by conducting assessments using the ASAM and the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), including determining appropriate level of care (LOC). The SUD Clinician also collects demographic information, completes psychosocial narratives and diagnoses individuals using the DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates SUD treatment groups.
  • The SUD Clinician will develop an individual treatment plan with clients and provide individual SUD counseling and therapy to clients. Referrals are made to appropriate community resources as needed.
  • The SUD Clinician will provide and monitor treatment services in a manner that preserves the participant’s dignity and builds on his/her independent functioning. A central part of this work is building and structuring a "natural" support system with sober/healthy family, friends, neighbors, employers, organizations, and other groups or individuals who wish to be involved and helpful.
  • The SUD clinician may be called upon to provide training, guidance and supervision to other employees re: SUD.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

  • Must have a New Hampshire LADC or MLADC.
  • Also, prior experience treating individuals with substance use disorders is required.
  • Training and experience with individual and group therapy along with recovery-oriented modalities are essential.
  • If not currently licensed in NH, s/he must be eligible to seek licensure and do so when state criteria have been met.
  • The SUD clinician must also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The SUD Clinician must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to demonstrate a "clean" driving record.
  • Must complete a criminal background check.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (LADC) or Master’s Degree (MLADC) in social work, counseling, or psychology required.

We offer:

  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Earned Time (Time off)
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • STD
  • Paid LTD
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • FSA
  • 403B with a match after one of service


To apply:
Email resumes to [email protected] or visit our website www.smhc-nh.org.