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Counselor - $2,000 Sign On Bonus

Middlesboro, KY | Full Time

Job Description


Groups Recover Together is an outpatient addiction medicine provider that delivers comprehensive outpatient treatment for opioid addiction. Based on the principle that recovery is tied to aspects of life that are beyond the reach of an office visit, our care model includes three core modalities that are proven to help individuals get their lives back on track -- medication, weekly group therapy, and care navigation.  We pride ourselves in providing high quality clinical treatment and team-based support needed to build a life worth living sober. 


At Groups Recover Together, Counselors are the lifeblood of our organization. As one member shared in a Google Review, “This program and its counselors have literally saved my life.”


The video below captures what our counselors feel and how they make an impact in helping our members. If you have a passion in substance abuse counseling, apply and we can discuss why Groups is a great place to work and help others.


Working as a Counselor at Groups.


If group therapy is your passion, this role is for you. As a Counselor, this will be your main focus. Here at Groups we challenge the industry standards. You won’t be expected to handle every component of care for your members on your own. Along with having the opportunity to be a part of the transformation in the lives of each of our members, as a Counselor, you are central to a cross-functional care team that includes prescribers, care navigators, peer recovery coaches, and office managers. The team works together in service to our members -- delivering a holistic clinical model based on the belief that counseling, medication and community are the foundation for achieving sustained recovery. Some of the key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:


  • Lead the treatment team and be the expert on addiction and recovery, coordinating decisions about the member’s treatment. 
  • Manage a schedule and caseload that supports the needs of the office and region and further develops your clinical skill set.
  • Collaborate with other team members as it relates to the clinical service model. 
  • Lead 2-3* 1 hour group therapy sessions that build recovery skills and foster community by utilizing our outlined curriculum.
  • Document members’ progress, using outcome measures (Core Milestones) and client feedback (NPS scores).
  • Proactively engage in community relations activities
    • Distribute brochures and written materials to community stakeholders promoting Groups and its mission
    • Attend and participate in community meetings related to substance abuse and addiction topics


We offer many benefits for our team members. Here are a few that you’ll enjoy in this role:

  • No required 1:1’s, no intakes, and autonomy to lead groups using your expertise as a counselor.
  • A healthy work-life balance with flexible scheduling - our team will work with you to determine an ideal clinical schedule that fits in with your life and our members. 
  • Competitive salary with a generous paid time off package.
  • Robust benefit offering that includes health, vision, dental, 401k with matching contribution, HSA, FSA and paid parental leave. 
  • Investment in your professional development with paid time off for training and an annual stipend to offset the cost of continued education.
  • A clear career path based on merit. Groups is committed to giving counselors the tools that they need to advance within the organization, if desired.


This position is offering a $2,000 sign on bonus (full time employees only)!!


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • An active behavioral health licensure in the state of Kentucky including but not limited to: LCSW, LPP, LMHC, LPP, LPCC, LPCC-S, LPC, LCADC, CADC, CSW with ability and willingness to obtain licensure reciprocity in other states
  • Minimum two years of experience leading group therapy in a SUD setting.
  • High comfort level with Technology: EMR, Telehealth software, Google products (Gmail, Google Docs/Sheets/Drive), mobile apps, etc.
  • Compassion, collaboration, commitment to quality care, and an investment in member success.
  • Ability to work 2-3 evenings per week up to 9pm as needed.
  • Other preferred backgrounds, experience, and skills include: mental health, social work, substance use disorder treatment, therapy, human services, social services, medication assisted treatment or MAT.
  • COVID-19 considerations: In accordance with Groups’ duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our members and visitors; and the community at large from COVID-19.  Employees, defined as those who physically enter an office, provide member-facing, in-person treatment or who represent Groups in our community and to our payors, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.  This role falls under such policy and qualified applicants are required to provide proof of compliance as a condition of employment.


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