Job Code #8089

Catholic Charities Laboure Center located in South Boston, seeks a full-time Lead Substance Abuse Clinician to join its team of dedicated professionals. 

The Lead Substance Abuse Clinician will assist the Clinical Director in the oversight of all substance abuse treatment services provided at the clinic. The Clinician will carry a caseload of substance abuse treatment clients as well as general mental health clients, and will provide supervision as needed to other clinicians providing substance abuse treatment.

The essential job functions of the Lead Substance Abuse Clinician include:

  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments, provide treatment planning, ongoing therapy, outreach, and support services to individuals, families and groups
  • Perform random drug abuse test for clients in maintenance treatment as indicated by federal opioid treatment standards.
  • Provide case management services, including coordinator of care, location of concrete resources, advocacy, and referral. 
  • Maintain ongoing contact with collaterals, specifically clinic psychiatrist.
  • Conduct therapeutic groups.  This involves group preparation, supervision, recruitment and group session.  Groups may be held at The Laboure Center or at other community settings such as schools and/or community centers as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records, including initial and in-depth assessments, progress notes and quarterly summaries, transfer or closing summary and any other reports requested by attorneys, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), collaterals and courts. 
  • Complete third party pa or paperwork as necessary. 
  • Participate in legal proceedings when required.

Qualifications include:

  • First level licensed (PH.D., LICSW, LMHC) or license eligible. LADC will be considered
  • Master’s degree in social work or related field.  Must have a minimum of 2 years /1500 hours, post graduate experience in substance abuse treatment
  • Demonstrate strong diagnostic and treatment planning skills
  • Possess keen organizational skills and history of timely completion of documentation
  • Must possess knowledge of substance abuse and dual diagnosis
  • Experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families
  • Must have knowledge of wide variety of treatment techniques
  • Strong written and communication skills and attention to detail with legible documentation
  • Ability to work day and evening hours as appropriate
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • A valid MA driver’s license. 


We offer a generous benefits package, onsite parking, and are accessible by public transportation. Our benefits are competitive offering 13 holidays per year and personal time and up to three weeks of vacation after a year of service are among many other generous benefits.


Visit us at www.ccab.org to learn more about our programs and fundraising events.
To apply for this job, click here and reference job #8089.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls please.

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:45am