Substance Abuse Counselor


highly complex substance abuse counseling work.?
Work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing substance abuse
counseling activities, and coordinating with other departments, divisions,
agencies, and community organizations to ensure the maximum utilization of
resources available for chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation.? Works under general direction with extensive
latitude for the use of individual initiative and judgment.?


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Interviews, screens, and evaluates inmates for potential program
participation; provides substance abuse counseling and educational services;
and implements follow-up and aftercare programs.


Compiles data and submits reports, related documentations; maintains
offender records to include assessments, treatment plans, progress notes,
discharge summaries, and discharge plans; and disseminates information on
resources for follow-up treatment.


Provides technical assistance and maintains inmate records and documents
pertaining to the services provided, to include, an inmates attendance,
progress, and additional needs.?


Performs moderately complex
work involving the care and custody of inmates.?
Maintains security and/or order among inmates of the institution through
direct supervision.? Responsible for
preventing escape and maintaining discipline in conformance with strict rules,
regulations, and standard operating procedures.?

Minimum Requirements

Graduated from an
accredited college or university with Bachelors degree Behavioral Science or
related field, or LPC, LCDC, LPCC, or equivalent certification.

One year
full-time, wage-earning experience in Substance Abuse Treatment preferred.

Preference given
to experience within a correctional setting.

Working knowledge
of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Ability to
interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling

Excellent oral
and written communication skills.

Ability to work
with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Bilingual in
Spanish strongly preferred.

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