Employment

At Aiken Center, we pride ourselves on our work within the local community to promote hopeful, healthy living and freedom from substance misuse through prevention, treatment, and recovery support.  Our agency is currently in search of a Licensed Clinical Counselor and Peer Support Specialist to aid in our endeavors in changing the stigmas surrounding substance use disorders and providing treatment to a variety of local populations.

Our agency is committed to our staff, with growth opportunities and a focus on work-life balance. With 37.5 hour work weeks, 14 paid holidays throughout the year and a generous leave package, we encourage personal and professional development. In addition, other benefits include:

  • SC State Health Insurance
  • Participation in the SC Retirement System
  • Dental insurance
  • EAP Program to promote healthy emotional balance
  • Financial support toward required CEU’s and professional development endeavors

If interested in a position, please send your resume and cover letter to cvance@aikencenter.org.

Licensed Clinical Counselor

Licensed Clinical Counselors work with patients in an outpatient treatment setting to provide assessment and treatment plan development, individual and group counseling services, case and crisis management, as well as discharge planning. Our approach is successful due to our staff’s commitment to patient-centered, trauma-informed care strategies demonstrated through compassion and a pledge to excellent standards of care.  

 Interested applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in counseling or related field. Strong preference for LPC, LMSW, LISW, LMFT licensure
  • Certified as a Clinical Addictions Counselor through the SC Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, or able to complete the certification process within the required timeframe.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, time management skills, trauma-informed care knowledge, ability to multi-task and be flexible, ability to work with diverse groups of individuals and be highly motivated to deliver excellent results
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders detailed in the DSM-V
  • Knowledge of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria

Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach

Peer Support Specialists/Recovery Coaches utilize their extensive training and lived experience with substance use disorder to act as advocates for recovery. Our team assists patients to identify and overcome barriers and develop recovery capital while serving as recovery guides for those seeking to sustain recovery and live a healthier life. As advocates to both individual patients as well as the overall local recovery community, Peer Support Specialists serve an important role within Aiken Center to aid in the sustainability of long-term recovery. 

    Interested applicants should possess the following qualifications:

    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Valid Driver’s License 
    • A person living in recovery from alcohol or other substance use disorder for a minimum of two (2) years 
    • The ability to demonstrate recovery expertise, including knowledge of approaches to support others in recovery  as well as the ability to demonstrate his or her own efforts at self-directed recovery
    • Two (2) years of active participation in a local or national self-help group or recovery movement evidenced by previous volunteer service or work experience
    • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources       
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