SUMMARY: Provide Outpatient counseling under the direct supervision of a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in an adult substance abuse treatment facility. Program also provides supportive services to enable the rehabilitation and reintegration of persons with substance use disorders into the community.  The Program serves a variety of individuals including those remanded to treatment by the Criminal Justice System.  Conducts routine monitoring of client treatment compliance including urine surveillance observation. Extensive casework and paperwork required. Non-smoker preferred.

PROGRAM: Alternative Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program 

SALARY RANGE: Grade III – Professional (Exempt)

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Licensure:
Must be currently registered by the State of Texas as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern (CI) and if hired, submit a written plan of action for obtaining full licensure (LCDC) prior to completion of the new hire orientation period.

Education and Work Experience:
Associate’s degree or two years of college credit in behavioral science (psychology, social work, etc.) is preferred.

One year of full-time, supervised work experience in drug and alcohol counseling and case file management, including some group counseling experience is preferred.

Fluent in both English and Spanish (Written and Verbal)

Skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic Computer skills including familiarity with Word and Excel
  • Basic knowledge of the counseling process, methodologies, and treatment approaches.
  • Basic counseling skills working with individuals and groups.
  • Working knowledge of substance use disorders, treatment and treatment resources.
  • Skill in assessment and treatment planning with clients having substance use disorders.                    
  • Cultural competence.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in a time efficient manner.

DUTIES:

  • Under the direct supervision of a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor:
  • Perform clinical evaluations with new clients to determine eligibility and appropriateness for admission.
  • Develops treatment, discharge and transition plans for newly admitted clients and reviews them according to program guidelines.
  • Makes appropriate service referrals (external and internal) for client needs outside the scope of treatment provided.
  • Coordinates treatment services for assigned clients.
  • Provides individual and group counseling according to program curriculum guidelines and schedule.
  • Conducts individual and group education according to program curriculum guidelines and schedule.
  • Schedules and observes client urine specimens to determine drug use status and effectiveness of care.
  • Enters client contact and other treatment information into program and fundor data bases.
  • Completes progress notes, reports and other service documentation according to program procedures
  • Maintain daily and monthly records of client activity.
  • Report client progress in treatment to referral sources commensurate with confidentiality regulations.
  • Attend staff meetings, training and supervisory sessions to receive feedback and direction on job performance.
  • Abide by all Professional and ethical responsibilities as identified by State law and program practice
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISOR: Lead Counselor

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