Job Information

Organization: Helio Health

Posting Start: 11/07/2023

Location: Rochester, NY

Job Title: Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Posting End: 05/07/2024

A Brief Job Description:

Helio Health is on a mission to treat and promote recovery from the effects of substance use, mental health disorders, and other behavioral healthcare issues. To support the mission of Helio Health, the Mental Health/ Substance Use Disorder Counselor will review of main responsibilities. The Mental Health / Substance Use Disorder Counselor will work on a Full-Time basis out of Helio Health’s Rochester Inpatient Program. The schedule is Sunday-Thursday.

Pay Rate: $18.54- $24.00 per hour.

In addition to Helio Health’s comprehensive benefits package, Full-Time hires for this position are eligible for a Sign-On Incentive up to $1,500!



  • Maintain a case load of patients seeking treatment from the effects of substance use and/or mental health disorders.
  • Perform essential counseling responsibilities including screening, intake and orientation, assessment, evaluation and intervention, treatment planning, referrals, crisis intervention, counseling, patient education, case management, reporting and record keeping.
  • Participate in program, administrative and clinical committees as assigned.
  • Relate effectively with staff, clients, and community while upholding confidentiality requirements.



    • Associate's Degree in a human service field with minimum of CASAC-T required.
      • Or a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field with demonstrated steady progress towards QHP status (CASAC-T or enrolled in a MSW or Mental Health Counseling Masters or equivalent licensure-oriented program).
    • One year counseling experience preferred.
    • Equivalent alternative combination of education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirements.
    • Knowledge of addiction/recovery, behavioral health, self-help group process and principles of counseling.
    • Proficiency with basic computer applications.

Our Comprehensive Employee Benefits Package Includes:

    • Health insurance for employees and families including domestic partners
    • Dental insurance Paid vacation leave - No Waiting Period for Accruals!
    • Paid sick leave - No Waiting Period for Accruals!
    • Paid holidays, including birthday holiday
    • 401 (k) plan - No Waiting Period for Enrollment!
    • Company-paid short-term disability insurance
    • Company-sponsored life insurance Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Helio Health provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, religion, national origin, citizenship, status as a victim of domestic violence, age, military or veteran status, handicap or disability, family medical history or predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, marital status, family status, political affiliation, felony conviction record, status as a victim of a crime, or status as an employee who has complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or any other categories, status or activity protected by federal, state or local law.

Salary and hourly compensation ranges are provided in accordance with NYS law and are based on Helio Health's good faith belief of what is accurate at the time of posting. Salary and hourly compensation offers are based on candidate's education level and experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager and program.

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