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Addiction Treatment Specialist - Entry Level

Location: Bryan, TX
Job ID: 47679
Facility: Corrections

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Description

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

Responsible for performing education work with the In-Prison DWI recovery program. Work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing activities; and coordinating with other departments to ensure the maximum utilization for resources available in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.

Essential Functions

  1. Provides didactic sessions according to designated curricula in the program. Presents DWI education and life skills classes to assist offenders with basic education on these topics.
  2. Guides and assist offenders in complying with facility rules and regulations. Supervises offender work functions in accordance with program policies such as morning wake up routines according to established schedules.
  3. Monitors offender behavior and reports incidents, inappropriate or unusual behaviors to appropriate treatment team staff. Notifies appropriate personnel of offenders failing to comply with policies and procedures.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 (GED).
  • Provide proof of submittal of application for Substance Abuse Counselor Intern (CI) status or Certified Criminal Justice Professional Applicant status (CCJP-A).
  • Associates degree in the fields of psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, criminal justice, or education is preferred.
  • Related experience is a plus.
  • Within 90 days of employment, must have a letter of registration as a Substance Abuse Counselor Intern from the Texas Department of State Health Services or current certification as a Certified Criminal Justice Additions Professional - Applicant as approved by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
  • 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 a TDCJ approved correctional awareness training (CAT). 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.

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