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Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

Location: San Antonio, TX
Job ID: 47874
Facility: Corrections

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Description

Make a difference! At the Dominguez Unit in San Antonio, Texas, a philosophy of caring about others, giving back, and making a social impact are the foundation of all we do. We are looking for treatment professionals interested in helping us with our mission of providing a social impact to members of an at-risk population that need your help on their road back to a healthy, productive life.

In addition to competitive wages and an opportunity to impact lives, Management & Training Corporation offers our team members 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

Performs moderately complex substance abuse counseling work within the DWI 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.

Essential Functions

  1. Provides substance abuse 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.
  2. Interviews, screens, and evaluates offenders for potential program participation.
  3. Provides a comprehensive evaluation from a battery of valid measurement tools to assess the recovery needs and the re-offense risk of offenders.
  4. 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.
  5. Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
  6. Provides liaison to participants of training programs, workshops, and seminars.
  7. Implements follow-up and after care plans for offenders that participate in the program prior to their release; and disseminates information on community resources for offender placement in follow-up treatment.
  8. 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 programs.

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.
  • Must have a current letter of registration as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern ( LCDC-I or CI ) from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or current valid certification as a 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.

Post-Hire Requirements
Must compete Correctional Awareness training prior to inmate contact. 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 maintain valid Counselor Intern status or CCJP-A certification for continued employment in position.

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