Addictions Therapist

Job ID
Position Type
Hiring Pay/Range
$24.71- $27.18 DOE
Closing Date
Community Corrections
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins


Larimer County Community Corrections is looking for a skilled Addictions Therapists to join our dynamic team of professionals. The Addictions Therapist will be tasked with performing professional and technical counseling/therapy and/or case management related work in the implementation of a residential and outpatient addictions, mental health and criminogenic treatment programming.  This posting is to fill one vacant position and to create an eligibility list for future openings in this position. 


Illustrative tasks in this role include:

  • Working as a member of the treatment team providing individual and group treatment sessions (based on your qualifications) to participants in our residential substance use, and aftercare programs.
  • Collaborating and partnering with external stakeholders
  • Facilitating a variety of client centered, gender responsive, substance abuse, mental health, trauma informed (if you are so qualified), cognitive restructuring, and life skills groups.
  • Conducting Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health Evaluations.
  • Screening of referrals for prospective participants in our programs.
  • Individual and relational therapy as appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate client files. 

To see more about this position, click this link for the complete job description.



Larimer County Community Corrections is committed to community safety and client accountability, providing innovative services, assessing risks and needs, and empowering clients to take responsibility.  We promote positive choices and internal change, resulting in reduced recidivism.



Larimer County Community Corrections is a professional environment where all individuals are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.  We strive to promote self-improvement by reinforcing positive behavior, accomplishments, and accountability.  We are committed to fostering a sense of cohesiveness, trust, and collaboration throughout the department and our partnerships with the community.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with co-occurring treatment.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Development, Criminal Justice, or related field with a Certified Addiction Specialist (previously CAC II or CAC III).
  • All required and elective Certified Addictions Specialist coursework, clinical experience, and examination. Master’s degree in related field and experience providing substance use treatment services may substitute for certification.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Adult and Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications by date of hire.

*Colorado's CAC program is changing as part of HB 20-1206.  We are monitoring those changes and will update our qualifications for this position, as necessary.


Preferred (but not required) qualifications and experience:

  • Previous experience providing substance abuse treatment in an adult correctional setting, adult or youth residential treatment program, community diversion program, or a related area.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Master's Degree in related field preferred.
  • Certified Addiction Counselor III (CACIII) or Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) preferred.
  • License or certification in a recognized mental health field (e.g., LPC, LMFT, LCSW or Psychologist) along with CAC preferred

Other Information to Note: 

  •  An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • The successful candidate for this position must be available to work weekends, evenings, and/or holidays to meet program needs.

All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.


We look forward to hearing from you and cannot wait to have you join our team!


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