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Recovery Counselor - VETS Encouraged to Apply!

locationWilmington, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Recovery Counselor

Thinking about taking your experience in Substance Use and Addiction to a new level? Mayflower, a premier detox facility in the Greater Boston area, is seeking part-time and full-time Recovery Counselors and you may be a great candidate. This is a terrific entry level opportunity for those who have an interest in counseling and case management. We offer our full-time employees a generous benefits package including company paid health, dental, vision and life insurance, plus paid time off.

Vets have unique skills and experiences; come join our team! Read about our facility at and our job description below.

Overview: The Recovery Counselor provides support to enhance the quality of patient care by working directly with the patients in a treatment setting and collaboratively as a member of the program’s multi-disciplinary team. The Recovery Counselor is responsible for collaborating with the CSS clinical team with direct clinical patient care by providing support and guidance to patients to promote engagement and continuity of care. Working in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, the Recovery Counselor will help provide a safe and therapeutic treatment experience for the patients served.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct support to patients by providing 1-to-1 support sessions and/or facilitates groups as scheduled/assigned.
  • Completes patient assessments assigned daily within specified timelines and ensures quality of documentation.
  • Engages patients by conducting recovery-oriented activities as scheduled
  • Supports the community to intervene with treatment engagement; works to de-escalate treatment barriers
  • Facilitates patient engagement and re-engagement sessions as needed
  • Participates in AA blocking as per Clinical and Primary Therapists guidance
  • Provides direct support to patients to help encourage, engage, plan, and complete continuity of care plans while collaborating with patient’s treatment team
  • Supports the clinical/case management team as directed by the Clinical Supervisor/ Clinical Coordinator
  • Documents all patient interaction into the record for continuity of care appropriately and timely
  • Maintains confidentiality and uses appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information at all times
  • Responsible for visitation hours and patient supervision during working hours
  • Provides support to the Recovery Support Specialists as needed to ensure effective community management (ex. patient monitoring, smoke breaks, etc.)
  • Driving duties related to patient care may apply when needed
  • Regular and prompt attendance is essential to this position
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • LADC or CADC certification is highly preferred
  • Working knowledge of KIPU or similar health records management system
  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health science preferred
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 1 plus year experience in the field of substance use treatment or closely related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required


Customer Service: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner

that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.

Impact and Influence: Works effectively with and through others including those whom there is no formal authority over.

Project Management: Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost, and quality.

Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, and has good listening skills.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $23.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral bonus program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee of the Month Bonus


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Wilmington, MA 01887: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Full-Time and Part-Time Available
Tues. - Saturday hours between 11 AM and 7 PM and 1 PM- 9 PM

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