Substance Use Specialist

Position Title

Substance Use Specialist - B.A. - CCBHC Grant - Nacogdoches or Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #1247

General Description

This grant funded position provides direct clinical services. the primary focus will be on substance use disorders.  The Substance Use Specialist will provide direct care rehabilitative services to individual adults, as well as potentially work with children/adolescents and their families enrolled in services with a mental health and diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder. This worker will perform emergency assessment duties as needed. Most documentation will be completed within Burke's Electronic Health Record.  Accurate, timely, entry of documentation is paramount.  Services will be provided in an outpatient setting following policy and procedures according to the CCBHC-e grant program.  The SUD Specialist must be a recovery role model for clients in treatment. Self-discipline, flexibility, and time-organization skills are a must.  Service provision will occur to individuals residing in Angelina, Trinity, Jasper, Sabine, Newton, and Houston counties. Performs under the supervision of the Program Director.  This position may require travel to remote areas. This position may be housed in Nacogdoches or Lufkin, but may travel within our twelve (12) county region.  This is a grant funded position that is funded for a limited time.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling from an accredited college or university.

Preferred: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling from an accredited college or university.


Preferred: At least one (1) year of full-time direct care experience working with adults or families, children, or adolescents in a community mental health/medical setting.


Required: Valid Texas driver's license

Preferred: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR, and First Aid training modules.  Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator.


Monday - Friday; Generally, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May require occasional after-hours work to complete job responsibilities.


$32,924 - $34,160 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.