Jul 26, 2020

Substance Abuse Counselor (PLPC, LMSW, CAC & LAC)

  • Merakey
  • 303 Hickory St, Thibodaux, LA 70301, USA
Education Health Care Installation - Maint - Repair Nonprofit - Social Services Nurse Other Professional Services

Job Description


*** We are seeking: LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor), CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor), PLPC (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work)***

Merakey is currently seeking a Substance Abuse Specialist to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division in our Thibodaux, LA location.


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey,formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
  • Highly competitive compensation plans
  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


Rate of pay: $18.00 (Counselor In Training) -$21.62 /hour + $6,750 Annual Travel Stipend

Position summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Provide recovery based, person centered services.
  • Develop comprehensive goal plans in conjunction with individuals and family members.
  • Provide Service coordination, including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual's treatment team.
  • Provide individual and group supportive interventions and symptom management.
  • Act as a liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Provide crisis intervention as required.
  • Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in conjunction with other team members and with direction from staff with specialty training.


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other human service related field
  • Must be LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor), CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor), PLPC (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work)
  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system
  • Valid Louisiana driver's license
  • Appropriate state and federal clearances.

Rate of pay: $18.00 (Counselor In Training) -$21.62 /hour + $6,750 Annual Travel Stipend


Check us out online at http://www.Merakey.org or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Merakey

Click on Merakey Career Center under Career Opportunities

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at Antigone.Chafford@merakey.org .

MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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