Intensive Outpatient Counselor

Intensive Outpatient Counselor

Mazzoni Center is seeking a skilled clinician for the full-time IOP Counselor position in the behavioral health program.  The IOP Counselor will provide comprehensive supportive services to LGBTQ individuals who are struggling with substance use. The position will be a mix of clinical, administrative and support tasks within the IOP program including, but not limited to: IOP intake assessments, facilitating IOP sessions, providing individual counseling and collateral family therapy to IOP participants, discharge and aftercare planning. The IOP counselor be grounded in recovery-oriented approaches.


Good oral and written communication skills are required for this position. The person in this position must be able to communicate effectively with clients, staff, and others; and contribute to a positive environment.  

Key Responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Conduct clinical intake assessments to determine appropriateness of level of care, with regard to history, symptoms and behavioral patterns; and evaluate the nature and extent of alcohol and substance use using ASAM criteria. 
  • Facilitate IOP group sessions three days per week, three hours per session. Ensure timely and thorough documentation.
  • Develop Treatment Plans that reflect recovery-oriented goals that are measurable, appropriate and collaborative.
  • Provide individual counseling to IOP participants, and family support sessions.
  • Develop comprehensive aftercare and discharge plans that consist of consideration for aftercare needs – transfer to another level of care, recovery group support, psychiatric needs, and linkages with community and peer services.
  • Conduct insurance authorizations and continued stay authorizations to ensure insurance coverage throughout treatment.
  • Collaborate closely as an integral member of the treatment team – participate in meetings, offer feedback, observations and insight and relevant information to help support client’s recovery.
  • Develop annual professional development plan with an emphasis on substance use skills building.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation in compliance with contract, funder and agency requirements, including progress notes, treatment plans and assessments. 
  • Provide administrative support by compiling program data, preparing reports, and therapeutic/activity resource material. 
  • Coordinate care with other internal and external service providers as necessary to enhance the effectiveness of client care.
  • Protect client and agency information at all times, adhering to agency Confidentiality Policy, HIPAA as well as other laws governing privacy/disclosure.
  • Work flexible hours, including some evenings.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education, Training, License and Certification, Skills and Experience  

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus/major in psychology, social work, or counseling.
  • License or license-eligible within 3 months of hire.
  • Previous experience in the substance use field, IOP preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practices for working with LGBTQ youth and adults including diverse gender and sexual identities.
  • Must be culturally competent to work with groups from diverse racial, educational, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.  
  • Knowledge of and experience with managed care/funding sources preferred.
  • Strong clinical assessment and group therapy skills.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; attention to detail. Strong organizational skills; and computer literacy. 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively, taking initiative, to meet deadlines.
  • Must work well with a multi-disciplinary team.


Child abuse, criminal history and FBI clearances

Salary range 

$45-48K range commensurate with experience and credentialing, plus full benefit package

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]