Addiction Counselor Jobs at Hazelden Betty Ford

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Bring your expertise and compassion to the world-renown Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where the life-changing and lifesaving work of addiction counseling professionals like you is valued and rewarded.

Learn more about a career as an addiction counselor at Hazelden Betty Ford, and explore all of our current job openings in addiction counseling.

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Meet Jessica Haney, Manager of Addiction Programming in Newberg, Oregon

Listen in as Jessica shares what inspires her most as a manager of addiction programming and how much it means to her to be a part of the collective team that provides transformational care at Hazelden Betty Ford in Newberg, Oregon.

So Much More Than a Job

We recognize that, over the course of your career as an alcohol and drug counselor, you will be the key to new life in recovery for hundreds if not thousands of patients. That's why addiction counselors have always been at the very heart of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's pioneering, patient-centered approach to alcohol and drug addiction treatment—with counseling jobs that range from working in our outpatient and residential treatment programs, to recovery management and sober coaching services, to family and children's programming.

As the nation's leading nonprofit addiction treatment provider, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation sets the standard for quality and integrity in care for patients with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Although job titles for addiction counselors vary across the substance abuse and behavioral health field—drug counselor, substance abuse counselor, chemical dependency professional—treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford outpatient and inpatient centers is based on evidence-based practices and a holistic approach to healing the body, mind and spirit.

Be Part of a Culture of Care and Support

Our addiction counselors work as an integral part of interdisciplinary care teams in providing holistic, personalized treatment programming to patients and families. Counselors foster a culture of compassion and care at our treatment centers, an environment where patients are able to build the trust, rapport, insight and skills they need to live free from alcohol and other drugs.

Employment as an addiction counselor with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation means you will be part of an organization singularly focused on providing healing and hope to individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorder through clinical care, professional education, published resources, research, advocacy and prevention. In your counseling role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Practice alongside recognized experts
  • Strengthen your clinical skills in a safe, supportive environment
  • Make a direct, lasting difference in the lives of patients struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Learn and grow on the job by participating in continuing education webinars, attending in-service programs, and interacting with our nationally recognized thought leaders
  • Work with clinical innovators in addiction treatment field
  • Champion Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's commitment to the highest standards of quality and integrity in behavioral health care

Bring Your Experience, Commitment and Courage

We are looking for talented, licensed counselors who want to share your passion for helping patients and families reclaim their lives from substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. In your unique and specialized job as an alcohol and drug counselor with us, you will:

  • Provide expert, compassionate, patient-centered care
  • Practice in an innovative, interdisciplinary, mission-driven setting
  • Positively contribute to a rewarding, results-oriented, no-two-days-are-alike work environment
  • Receive encouragement and ongoing communication from a dedicated, caring, supportive counseling team
  • Work for an in-network treatment provider, which means you can reach and help more people who struggle with substance abuse issues
  • See meaningful progress in the patients you help
  • Earn a competitive salary and benefits whether full-time or part-time

Our treatment programs are licensed by the states in which they are located. We are hiring full-time and part-time drug and alcohol counselors for jobs at treatment centers throughout our national system of care, which includes the following states:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

View Current Employment Opportunities

See current jobs in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

We offer employment opportunities for counselors in the following areas:

  • Family Program
  • Inpatient/Residential
  • Outpatient
  • Day Treatment
  • Children’s Program
  • Recovery Coaching for Individuals and Families
  • Patient Placement
  • And more

What's It Like Working as an Addiction Counselor at Hazelden Betty Ford?

In addition to working with patients one-on-one and in group settings, our counselors have many opportunities to advance their skills and pursue career goals. Counseling professionals at Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers can join cross-functional teams to evaluate clinical operations and outcomes, hone public speaking skills by delivering presentations and lectures, and serve as advocates and volunteers at recovery community events and activities.

Hear from One of Our Clinical Directors

James Ahlman explains why he loves working at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

We Invest in You through Training and Development Opportunities

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the nation's only treatment provider with an accredited graduate school. We have granted more than 900 master's degrees in addiction counseling, and many of those graduates work as leaders within our system of care. In addition, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies provides our counselors with:

  • Learning opportunities for professional development
  • Accredited continuing education hours to fulfill annual licensing requirements
  • Internship supervisory opportunities
  • Guest lecturer and adjunct professor opportunities

Learn more about the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Our Executive Team and Thought Leaders Are Innovators in the Field

Meet some of the dedicated executives, medical professionals and thought leaders—many of whom started their career as counselors—who inspire and guide Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's world-class programs and initiatives.

We Lead the Conversation through Podcasts on Addiction and Recovery

Tune in to one of our award-winning Let's Talk podcasts to hear leading treatment and recovery experts discuss trends, topics and challenges, as well as up-to-date research, practices and advances that support the most promising way forward.

We Share What Works with Other Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals

Through our professional webinar series, we offer an in-depth look into timely topics and issues related to alcohol and drug use, substance abuse, mental health and related subjects.

Learn More about Employment Benefits

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers programs and options to fully address the unique lifestyles and needs of our employees, from health and well-being offerings to financial planning services. A fair salary, growth and learning opportunities, and meaningful work are core to our employee benefits program.

Employee Benefits at a Glance

Most coverage starts on the first day of the month following date of hire.

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off/Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and Development Opportunities

Learn more about Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation employee benefits.

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