Phoenix House Substance Abuse Counselor in Dorchester, Massachusetts

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

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 andDrug Counselor (MLADC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker(LICSW), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) or Licensed MentalHealth Counselor (LMHC) required.

  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and clean driving recordrequired.


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


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

  • Computer skills, ie: Microsoft and any electronicmedical record system

We at Phoenix House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employerproviding equality of opportunity to all who are protected againstdiscrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.