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Open Sky Community Services ACCS Substance Use Counselor - North County Integrated Team B in Leominster, Massachusetts


USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Active Promotion

Open Sky is proud to be an eligible organization for the MA Human Services Repay Program. The MA Repay program provides a limited opportunity for employees of eligible Human Services organizations to apply to receive money to pay their student loan debt! *Must meet all eligibility requirements. Find more information on eligibility and requirements at:

Description and Responsibilities

Adult Community Clinical Services is a Department of Mental Health funded service that is designed to deliver evidence-based interventions within a clinically focused model. Individuals served are diagnosed with mental illness or dual diagnosis and reside in their own homes, apartments, and in group living environments. Our services focus on helping people transition to a more independent environment while maximizing their natural supports by building skills and achieving personal goals. The teams are tight knit, supportive and multidisciplinary. Open Sky’s talented clinicians, substance use counselors, nurses, peer staff, housing counselors, outreach counselors, and direct care staff provide quality, compassionate care to the individuals served.

Open Sky supports clinicians who are working toward licensure! All applicants with a related Master's Degree are strongly encouraged to apply and speak with a recruiter about career pathing, free CEU's and licensure reimbursement!

The Substance Use Counselor will enroll, screen, assess, and reassess people served for substance use, addiction risk, and addiction treatment needs. They also identify and evaluate risk issues, develop appropriate critical need interventions, and transition plans. The Substance Abuse counselor also works collaboratively with the team to provide clinical consultation and assist the team in understanding how the use of substances and/or addictive behavior can impact a person’s recovery.Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and facilitate clinical and support groups based on the needs and preferences of Persons served.

  • Cultivate mutually respectful partnerships, set appropriate limits, and maintain a helping role with people served and family members.

  • Coordinate with Care Coordination Entities and other providers to ensure that Persons have access to services that address addiction treatment and related issues. Provide direct interventions and supports to people served based on their stage of treatment or stage of change using evidence based and promising treatment practices.

  • Develop productive affiliations and partnerships with other community-based providers to enhance the agency’s service delivery network, ensuring people have appropriate access to addiction services as needed.


LADC I, LADC II, or CADC Required. Experience working with adults with mental health challenges, emotional disturbance, and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Open Sky is proud to have a competitive compensation model for clinicians and substance use counselors. In addition to FREE CEU’s and PAID licensure, clinicians/counselors are compensated in a range based on current licensure and experience:

Current Licensure

ACCS Starting Salary Range (Annual)

CADC, without Master’s Degree

$49,000 - $53,000

CADC, with Master’s Degree

$61,500 - $62,500

LADC II, without Master’s Degree

$54,000 - $55,000

LADC II, with Master’s Degree

$63,000 - $64,000


$69,000 - $70,000

About Us

At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.

At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.

As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.

Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!

Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities

  • Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)

  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match

  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)

  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • And more!

    Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

Job ID2024-8840