Substance Abuse Counselor Coordinator
Location: Henderson, TX
Job ID: 46660
Work with a purpose! Join a team with values that match your own and make a difference in the lives of people needing second chances.
The largest treatment facility within the state of Texas is now hiring licensed substance abuse treatment professionals to provide individuals in the inside with hope, skills and opportunities for a better life.
Position title: Substance Abuse Counselor Coordinator
Facility name: East Texas Treatment Facility
Location: 900 Industrial Drive, Henderson, TX 75652
Rate of pay: $22.50 per hour
Work schedule: Monday-Friday; 6:30A-3:30P or 8:00A-5:00P
Benefit package includes:
- Health/dental/vision/life insurance
- 401(k) with company match
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays (9 total)
- Professional development assistance
- Career advancement opportunities
Job responsibilities: The Substance Abuse Counselor Coordinator directly supervises the Substance Abuse Counselors. He/she performs highly complex substance abuse counseling work within the DWI/SAFPF/ISF programs. Work involves planning, coordinating and implementing substance abuse counseling activities. She/he will coordinate 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.
- Assists in planning chemical dependency counseling programs; and coordinates the delivery of counseling services to offenders with histories of chemical use, abuse, or addiction.
- Provides a comprehensive evaluation from a battery of valid measurement tools to assess the recovery needs and the re-offense risk of DWI/SAFPF/ISF offenders.
- Participates in the Individual Treatment Plan based on the severity and characteristics of the offender as determined by the comprehensive assessment, review of collateral information, and the Clinical interview.
- Provides counseling and recovery skills training; participates in offender orientation, educational and individual and process counseling groups in compliance with program standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
- Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include statistical feedback on evaluations; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
- At the conclusion of the program, an Individual Progress Summary will be developed for each offender on caseload to reflect the evaluation results together with comments about the offender’s level of participation and quality of completion in the DWI/SAFPF/ISF programs.
- Submit copy of the Individual Progress Summary to the Parole Division to be included in the Parole Case Summary.
- Supervises the work of others; and assists in instructing others in program methods, procedures, and functions.
- 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.
- 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:
- Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED.
- Three years full-time, wage-earning experience in substance abuse treatment or substance abuse education. Thirty semester hours from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with major coursework in a Behavioral Science, Human Services or Criminal Justice may substitute for one year of experience on a year-for-year basis for a maximum substitution of two years.
- Must have a current licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), current licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor by the Texas Commission of Professional Counselors or current licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate by the Texas Board of Psychological Examiners.
- Therapeutic community environment experience preferred.
- Experience in the supervision of employees preferred
- A valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record is 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 TDCJ.
- Must maintain valid license or certification for continued employment in position.
Why: Help individuals break the cycle. Join our team and transform lives!