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Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LDAC) - New Hampshire, Part-Time

Pelago Health

Pelago Health

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Pelago is the world’s leading virtual clinic for Substance Use Management. Our program provides guidance, support and treatment for members seeking to overcome their tobacco, alcohol and opioid use. From unhealthy habits to active substance use disorders, Pelago delivers a personalized solution based on individual health, habits, genetics, and goals, providing care for members wherever they might be on the substance use spectrum.
Pelago's suite of virtual services ranges from education, to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Pelago enables employers and health plans to deliver accessible, affordable, and effective treatment for substance misuse.
Pelago has scaled to helping hundreds of employers and health plans and has already helped more than 750,000 members manage their substance use better. We have recently closed our Series C and raised over $151m from leading global investors. If you are passionate about making an impact on the health of others, join us and make it happen!

We're on the lookout for a remote drug and alcohol counselor to join the leading digital clinic for substance addictions. As a key member of our counseling team, you'll play a crucial role in supporting and empowering individuals on their journey to overcome substance addictions. Your main objective will be guiding members towards leading addiction-free lives! Collaborating closely with our dynamic team, you'll contribute to the rapid growth of our business, gaining invaluable firsthand experience in scaling up a successful venture.

This remote position is open to candidates located anywhere in the USA, with the condition that they hold the required licensing in the state specified in the job posting.

As a Drug & Alcohol Counselor, You Will:

  • Provide counseling to members on a weekly basis through text-based chat, video calls, and phone calls, to monitor their progress on their recovery journey
  • Onboard the users with an initial phone call and complete a multidimensional assessment to gather relevant behavioral health history and symptoms
  • Monitor the progress of members and offer therapeutic strategies on how to deal with temptations and cravings
  • Be supportive and encouraging to members to help them establish and sustain motivation to change their substance use
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure a positive experience for all members and provide valuable feedback to the product development team
  • Uphold good standing with your active license(s)/certification(s)
  • Attend team meetings and/or case discussions as scheduled
  • Maintain up-to-date availability; we’re looking for a commitment of 10 hours per month to begin as a minimum
  • Help someone transform their life and the life of their family through their addiction recovery!

We Are Looking For You To Bring:

  • Minimum 2 years of clinical experience delivering CBT and/or behavioral support for individuals with substance use disorders, including tobacco, alcohol, and/or opioid use disorders
  • Bachelors degree
  • Proficient with evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Medication Assisted Treatments, and Relapse Prevention
  • Ability to work collaboratively with healthcare professionals from different disciplines, including coaches, physicians and nurses
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt to fast-changing environments
  • Ability to prioritize competing work demands
  • Technologically proficient and able to swiftly adapt to technological developments
  • Bonus: Quantitative/qualitative research experience


  • Hold an active state credential (license/certification) issued from the state of Kentucky credentialing board
    • Eligible credentials: addiction counselor- (LAC), clinical addiction counselor- (LCAC)
  • Preference given for unrestricted credentials i.e. able to work independently, without supervision from a licensed supervisor