Phoenix House Substance Abuse Counselor in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Phoenix House is a leading non-profit treatment center who provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment with over 130 programs across ten states. As we embark on our 50 year anniversary, we are committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals through evidence-based care to teens, adults, and families.

Phoenix House Dorchester Center is a long-term residential family substance abuse treatment facility for women and their children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents. In a warm and safe environment that feels like home, the program provides drug and alcohol abuse treatment that is woman-centered and trauma-informed, with a goal of successful family reunification. Our skilled professional staff is dedicated to helping women overcome substance dependence and empowering them to achieve productive, drug-free lives. The Center also provides referrals to social service agencies throughout the Boston area to assist clients with childcare, afterschool programs, and treatment for co-occurring mental health needs. We are located on the campus of St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center, a community-based, multiservice agency that provides support services, including education and job training, to adult women as well as pregnant and parenting teens. St. Mary’s Campus is also home to Phoenix Families, our highly successful emergency shelter and re-housing program for mothers and children.

Phoenix House Dorchester Center has a FT opening for a Senior Substance Abuse Clinician of our residential substance abuse program serving 14 Women with their Children. The position requires an experienced licensed clinician with knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Duties include a combination of administrative, supervision, clinical work and residential coverage: primary responsibility is to oversee admissions to all levels of care, conducting assessments, interviews and insurance reviews as well as using evidenced-based groups and practices in our residential programs. Position includes providing coverage on the unit and some evening and weekend hours required and supervision of clinical interns and recovery specialists.



•Minimum of a Master’s degree in related field.

•State of Massachusetts certification as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) required.

•Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and clean driving record required.


•Previous clinical supervisory experience in a substance abuse treatment. Residential or mental health setting preferred


•Ability to comply with internal, local, state and federal policies and regulations.

•Computer skills, ie: Microsoft and any electronic medical record system


Please send your resume to with “Substance Abuse Counselor- Dorchester” in the subject.