Adolescent IOP Counselor





Masters Req.


Hartford - Henderson Johnson Clinic 16-18

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, Full-Time, 35 hours/week

$1,500.00 Sign-on Bonus for Licensed Counselors offered during their first year of employment! 

The Root Center for Advanced Recovery (a trade name of Hartford Dispensary) is currently seeking innovative, motivated Counselors, to become part of our new Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program. These positions are exciting new roles for the Root Center for Advanced Recovery as it advances its continuum of care to better meet the diversified needs of its clients. If you are ambitious, have a passion for your work, and want to be part of a growing and evolving organization, then you are strongly encouraged to apply!

Mission Statement

The Root Center for Advanced Recovery is committed to the delivery of quality behavioral health services to all in need in the state of Connecticut.

The Root Center for Advanced Recovery, a trade name of Hartford Dispensary, founded in 1871, is a leading behavioral healthcare provider dedicated to treating behavior health needs. Accredited by CARF for its high standards of care, the Root Center for Advanced Recovery seeks out passionate and talented individuals to join its staff. Regardless of the position held, each employee plays an important role in caring for clients and providing support in their recovery. Today, the Root Center for Advanced Recovery is one of the largest provider of methadone treatment in the country and is now expanding its continuum of behavioral health services, with its newest addition of the Intensive Outpatient Program. The agency treats over 5,600 clients per day within its network of nine statewide clinics.

Position Summary

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Counselor has a primary focus on group counseling; assessments and evaluations for the clients of the Root Center for Advanced Recovery. The Adolescent IOP Counselor also works with their assigned case load to develop treatment planning and referrals for their clients. Other counseling services and administrative responsibilities include treatment planning, record keeping and documentation, urine monitoring, handling patient fees, and other clinical duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provides consistent supervision and support to clients to ensure treatment goals are met consistently and timely for all program requirements. Provides educational oversight for clients on functions related to care planning and recovery. Strives to provide and exceed quality performance improvement standards for patient care.

Education, Licensure & Experience

Master’s degree in social work, psychology or allied science with active clinical license in the state of Connecticut as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or a Master’s degree and license eligible. The applicant should have at least one year of full time counselor experience in the behavioral health treatment field, preferably in the area of substance abuse. One year experience working with adolescents is required.

Employee Benefits

To continually promote health and wellness to employees, The Root Center for Advanced Recovery offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Flexibility: Great work life balance with clinics closed on Sundays, twelve paid holidays, and no current on-call responsibilities
  • Competitive salary and paid time off
  • Insurance package offering exceptional medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage
  • Retirement plan: company matching 403B with a 5% match after 6 months of employment and an additional 5% employer non-match after two years.
  • Professional Growth program providing continuing education, training reimbursement, and certification and license reimbursements.

The Root Center for Advanced Recovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Apply Now! $1,500 sign-on bonus!