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Substance Abuse Counselor I/DWI

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Location: Bryan, TX
Job ID: 46378
Facility: Hamilton Unit

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Begin a meaningful career in substance abuse treatment with Management & Training Corporation at the Hamilton Unit located in Bryan, Texas. At Hamilton, our foundation is based upon the philosophies of caring about others, giving back and making a social impact. We provide a safe and secure working environment for our staff while helping an at-risk population receive the treatment necessary for success on their road back to a healthy, productive life. In addition to competitive wages and an opportunity to impact lives, MTC team members enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Medical, vision, and prescription drug benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Civic duty and military leave
  • Travel insurance
  • Education assistance

Job Summary

Reports to the Program Director. Instructs offenders and maintains records for the DWI programs.  Duties involve planning, coordinating, and implementing the DWI programs; and coordinating with other departments to ensure the maximum utilization of resources available for chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide instruction to the offenders for the DWI programs
  2. Interviews, screens, and evaluates offenders for potential program participation.
  3. Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
  4. Possess good communication skills and have demonstrated instructional ability.
  5. Use a variety of teaching strategies.
  6. Administer and evaluate pre and post-test instruments.
  7. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills, procedures, and intervention techniques
  8. Maintain accountability of staff, offenders and property; adhere to safety practices

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associate's degree in the field of psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, criminal justice, education, nursing, or health; and/or LCDC, registered CI, licensed social worker, LPC, LPC-intern; or possess, at a minimum, two years of documented experience providing direct client services directly related to the applicable internship, licensing, or education documented to persons with substance abuse problems or mental disorders. 

  • Successful completion of the Texas DWI Education In-Service Training Program approved by DSHS also required.

  • Must hold a current CPR certification and maintain a valid license for continued employment.

  • Valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

     Post Hire Requirements

Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Must obtain DWI programs Instructor certification prior to teaching courses and maintain certification.

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