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Substance Abuse Clinician
Bay State Community Services
Job Location: Plymouth, MA
Bay State Community Services



  • Present psychoeducational curriculum to clients as scheduled; subject matter may include Substance Abuse, Criminal Thinking, Anger Management and related topics as outlined in the curriculum manual
  • Facilitate process/discussion groups regarding material covered in groups as listed above
  • Provide individual counseling as needed
  • Complete assessments, intakes, client schedules, treatment plans, periodic reviews and aftercare plans in timely fashion
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of services delivered, including case management service and group participation, as instructed by your supervisor
  • Participate in all staff meetings and staff supervision
  • Participate in all clinical discussions regarding client progress, as directed by your supervisor
  • Maintain knowledge of community-based resources and complete referrals as needed
  • Pursue professional development and maintain accurate CEUs
  • Attend required meetings at your site
  • Learn and demonstrate respect for the roles of the other agencies (Sheriff's Department, Parole, Probation, Office of Community Corrections, etc.) at your site; daily interaction with these agencies allows for comprehensive treatment of clients
  • Respect boundaries between treatment and security
  • Treat all clients with dignity and respect
  • Other tasks that will contribute to the quality of services provided by BSCS

Female Offender Specialist Substance Abuse Clinician Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide gender-responsive services to female clients
  • Work with community-based resources to identify potential referrals for gender-responsive services, including a working relationship with a local domestic violence agency to provide Victims of Violence groups to female clients


  • Requires evening availability two nights per week
  • Comply with BSCS's policies around attendance and time management
  • Pursue certifications thatimproveyour stature skills
    • Participate in regularly scheduled supervision and be open to supervisor feedback
    • Actively participate in annual performance evaluation process
  • Attend all required trainings within the specified time frame
  • Mandated reporting of abuse and neglect
  • Ability to adhere to agency Confidentiality Policy
  • Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of their job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Travels and is exposed to varying weather conditions
  • Sits, stands, bends, lifts, reaches, and moves intermittently during business hours
  • Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility
  • Requires repetitive movement, fine motor skills
  • Normally well-lit confidential office environment with little to no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, etc
  • May be required to attend community events outside of normal hours of operation

QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology, Education, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitative Counseling or Social Work required
  • Minimum of 2 years supervised counseling required
  • CADAC, SAS, LADC, or Substance Abuse counseling licensure preferred
  • CADAC, SAS or Substance Abuse treatment experience is a minimum requirement
  • Clinicians who do not have a college degree and/or a CADAC are expected to be actively pursuing this level of professional development
  • Valid MA driver's license with acceptable driving record and current proof of insurance
  • Acceptable CORI and SORI background record check as required by program


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