Admissions Counselor (Addictions)

Norton Valley Hope has an exciting opportunity for an Admission Counselor to join our newly created Admissions team!

The successful candidate can be licensed as Counselor, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, or Therapist. Candidates with the following credentials can be considered: LAC, LCAC, LMAC, LBSW, LMSW, LSCSW, LPC, LCPC, LCP, LMLP, LMFT, or LCMFT.

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact, conquering addiction one patient and family at a time? If so, Valley Hope welcomes you!

Per CMS Interim Rule, all Valley Hope employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical/religious exemption.


For over 50 years, Valley Hope has specialized in providing addiction treatment and recovery services to those in need. We meet our clients where they are with love, compassion and respect, and guide them towards a journey of Recovery. This is the Valley Hope Way!


– Functions as a key member of the multi-disciplinary admissions team; works collectively to support the needs of prospective patients and to secure VHA as their service provider.
– Utilizes good judgement, critical thinking skills, industry specific knowledge, and customer services skills to solidify commitments and make appropriate placements for prospective/incoming patients within VHA programs.
– Conducts clinical assessments for incoming patients:  completes biopsychosocial during the admissions intake process; utilizes ASAM criteria in performing screening of mental health/emotional state.
– Assesses and validates prospective/incoming patients for appropriate level of care (residential, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, and outpatient) based on mental health/emotional state.
– Assigns diagnostic code for incoming/admitting patients based on assessment conducted during the admissions intake process.
– Creates and updates electronic records in identified data tracking/electronic medical records systems for prospective and incoming patients; inputs data in an accurate and timely manner following calls and admissions processing.
– Assesses any re-admissions conditions for re-admitting patients.
– Serves as back-up to the Admissions Coordinator as a point of contact for prospective/incoming patients, in conducting initial pre-admissions calls, in performing preliminary financial assessments, in scheduling admissions appointments, and in assisting incoming patients in completing administrative admissions process.
– Performs various administrative duties in support of the admissions process and admissions team responsibilities (e.g., chart audits; maintenance activities within data tracking systems such as dispositioning of patient call records, records clean up; etc.).
– Serves as back-up support to the Nursing Department for property searches for incoming patients.
– Maintains confidentiality of prospective and incoming patient data in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 regulatory requirements.


Starting Base pay: $54,000 – $64,000 (based on experience and education)


– Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance
– Tuition Assistance – Up to $10K annually; $45K maximum benefit
– Student Loan Repayment
– 8 Paid Holidays (Including 1 Personal Holiday)
– PTO – Up to 25 Days per year based on years of service
– 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
– Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
– Employee Assistance Program
– Supplemental Insurance
And much more!



Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or social work; or Bachelor’s degree with eight (8) plus years of clinical counseling experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry.
One (1) plus year of clinical counseling experience or clinical case management, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry.
Credential (certificate or license) to function as a drug and alcohol treatment counselor in the state of employment.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid Certification.


Master’s degree in behavioral sciences or social work.
Three (3) plus years of clinical counseling experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry.
Independent counseling license in state of employment (e.g., as LPC, LISAC, LCSW, LMFT, etc.).


Located within a residential treatment facility.

Please apply at www.valleyhope.org/careers