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Addiction Recovery Assistant Certificate Program

Addiction Recovery Conference
OVERVIEW

The Addiction Recovery Assistant (ARA) certificate prepares Human Service or other helping professionals for entry-level work in the substance use field. Graduates of this program will be trained to offer the following entry-level supervised sub- stance use services: Individual and group counseling, assessment, case planning, client services support, documentation, and community service outreach and referrals for individuals and families.

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JOB GROWTH AND WAGES

Employment of substance abuse counselors is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than for all occupations.  The 2017 median pay for substance abuse counselors was $43,300.  

LOCAL EMPLOYERS
  • Brien Center
  • Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS)
  • Keenan House
  • Berkshire County ARC
  • Spectrum
  • Viability
  • Berkshire Children and Families
  • Construct
  • Louison House
  • Tapestry Health
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
  • Case Worker (entry-level)
  • Community Based Recovery Facilitator
  • Direct Care Staff
  • Program Assistant
  • Harm Reduction Counselor

 

  • Full Time Schedule
    SEMESTER 1
    ENG 101 English Composition I
    PSY-107 Intro to Psychology
    CRJ-108 Substance Abuse Education
    HSV-111 Human Service Methods
    HSV-135 Community Resources

    SEMESTER 2
    PSY-208 Interviewing & Counseling
    HSV-151 and HSV-161 Field Work Practicum I & Seminar I
    HSV-210 Addiction Counseling
    HSV-225 Addiction Treatment Modalities

  • Part Time Schedule
    SEMESTER 1
    ENG-101 English Composition I
    CRJ-108 Substance Abuse Education
    SEMESTER 2
    PSY-107 Intro to Psychology
    HSV-111 Human Service Methods
    SEMESTER 3
    HSV-135 Community Resources
    PSY-208 Interviewing & Counseling

    SEMESTER 4
    HSV-210 Addiction Counseling
    HSV-225 Addiction Treatment Modalities     

    SEMESTER 5
    HSV-151 and HSV-161 Field Work Practicum I and Seminar I
     

 

Addiction Recovery
I really appreciate the opportunity I have been given. To become a substance abuse worker is a dream.  Students and staff are very respectful of others. Feeling comfortable with half my battle. Thanks BCC.