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Co-Occurring Counselor

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center has an immediate need for a highly skilled Substance Use Disorder therapist/social worker to work at our Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven and in the local jail. The successful candidate will have experience working with adults, youth, families, and/or groups. This position will provide Trauma Informed education and outreach to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors, secondary survivors, those experiencing emotional or behavioral mental health concerns, substance use disorders, and the community at large. Will provide training in sexual violence and domestic violence and must have the ability to relate effectively with a diverse population. Master degree required with MSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, MFT, or LICDC. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks and drug test.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adheres to the Trauma Informed Care model and follows ODVN’s Standards for Ohio’s Domestic Violence Programs and OAESV’s Core Standards for Rape Crisis Programs in Ohio.
  • Offer intensive, short-term individual, family support, and group treatment to shelter residents, their children, and community clients of the Safe Haven program including any resident and their child(ren) staying at the shelter or client of its other community programs (e.g., hospital advocacy, court advocacy, campus advocacy, etc.) who has experienced trauma related to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or human trafficking and also misused opioids or stimulants or has another substance use disorder.
  • Use evidence-based practices and effective solutions including: Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Integrated and Systems Treatment, and Trauma-Informed Care to help clients find recovery from substance misuse, address barriers to recovery, and maintain recovery going forward.
  • Assist clients with securing necessary supports to gain and maintain recovery while teaching and supporting the integration of key coping skills including effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Use the “Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change” model based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer weekly Therapeutic Groups for inmates who have misused opioids or stimulants or have another co-occurring substance use disorder. This group model will help those in group re-shape their thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs to control their emotions, actions, and behaviors and help them to think long-term and act in their own bet interest.
  • Offer therapy to support group members to offer a path towards achieving sobriety and healthy living while facilitating recovery, linking to support services, teaching coping skills, and providing information on on-going resources and after-care prevention services upon the inmate’s release from jail.
  • Provide community-based education about services and strategies for prevention throughout the community for employers who have staff who has misused heroin or stimulants or with a co-occurring disorder, and trainings for employers, courts, police departments, adult and youth probation, parole, schools and universities, medical centers, libraries, campsites, places of worship/faith-based organizations, and other social service agencies, etc.
  • Link clients to free on-call transportation services offered by Appleseed.
  • Provide after-care prevention services to anyone who successfully discharges.
  • Administer the GPRA to participants at the beginning of services (baseline) and at program discharge.
  • Administer a 3-month follow-up from baseline for clients seen in jail.
  • Administer a 6 month follow up from the baseline for clients seen at the Safe Haven or in the community.
  • Input client data into the agency’s secure Electronic Health Record system to ensure that patient-centered records are instantly and securely available to authorized users as well as automate and streamline program staff’s workflow.
  • Attend coordinated community response teams, including the Ashland County Domestic Violence Taskforce, Sexual Assault Response Team, Ashland University Title IX, and Ashland Trauma Resiliency Collaborative (and acting County’s Anti Human Trafficking Coalition) to offer assistance and training to other members about the program, be available for consultation, share strategies on harm reduction, share updates and events, and make referrals to other programs when appropriate.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible schedule
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance
  • Generous accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Retirement match

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to Please mention "Co-Occurring Counselor" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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