$48,300
Avg. Salary
$17.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Diagnosis and Treatment Planning skills in Greensboro, North Carolina is $17.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Diagnosis and Treatment Planning skills in Greensboro, North Carolina is $48,300 per year.

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Job Description for Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance abuse counselors provide therapy to individuals struggling with issues related to alcohol and/or drug use. They may lead group counseling and support groups, as well as conduct one-on-one sessions with patients; employers may include nonprofit and for-profit healthcare providers, government entities and nonprofit organizations that provide counseling services. These counselors must have an excellent understanding of how to work with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues, including common issues for this population and established therapeutic techniques. It is important for the counselor to be able to work with people who come from a variety of age groups and cultures.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Perform substance abuse or other disorder evaluations for patients
  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments

About Greensboro, North Carolina

Guilford County, North Carolina
285,344
Male:
132,251 (46.3%)
Female:
153,093 (53.7%)
Greensboro (/ˈɡriːnzbʌroʊ/) (formerly Greensborough) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the third-largest city by population in North Carolina and the county seat and largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. According to the 2012 U.S. Census Estimate, Greensboro's population is 277,080. Three major interstate highways (Interstate 85, Interstate 40 and Interstate 73) in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina were built to intersect at this city. In 1808, Greensborough (the spelling before 1895) was planned around a central courthouse square to succeed Guilford Court House as the county seat. This county courts were thus placed closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more easily reached at the time by the majority of the county's citizens, who depended on horse and foot for travel. In 2003, the previous Greensboro – Winston-Salem – High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA)...
Greensboro:
$44,934
North Carolina:
$47,830
$801
Greensboro:
$148,200
North Carolina:
$160,100
3.2%

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Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
60%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 25%