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Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

Location: Lockhart, TX
Job ID: 46382
Facility: Corrections

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Description

This position's starting pay is $18.00/hour.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to help others with their substance abuse challenges, the Gregory S. Coleman Unit has a home for you. 

At Gregory S. Coleman Unit located in Lockhart, Texas, 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. 

Education and Experience requires:

  • Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED.
  • Must have a current letter of registration as a Counselor Intern from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), OR
  • Current valid certification as Certified Criminal Justice Professional Applicant Status (CCJP-A) as approved by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
  • Selected applicants must obtain the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) license or the Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) certification within five (5) years from the date of their registration as a Counselor Intern or CCJP-A. Must sign a Credential Contingency Agreement that will remain in effect only until the initially established expiration date. Failure to comply with this contingency statement will result in separation from employment. Credential Contingency Agreements will not be extended or renewed as a result of an employee’s separation from employment or acceptance of another position.
  • Valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

 

Our MTC Team Member Benefits Include:

  • Medical, dental and vision, and prescription drug 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
  • Education assistance
  • One free meal per work day

Position Summary:

Reports to the substance abuse counselor II. Performs moderately complex substance abuse counseling work within Substance Abuse Felony Punishment facility (SAFPF)/In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) programs. Work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing substance abuse counseling activities; 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.

Post Hire Requirements include:

Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements to include physical agility testing and pass an annual background check, which must be approved by TDCJ.

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