Location: San Diego, TX
Job ID: 47926
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.
Ready to start a career in addiction treatment but not sure where to start? With Management & Training Corporation, we will provide you with the training and hours you need to become a certified substance abuse counselor. We will even pay for the certification exam!
Position title: Treatment Specialist (Addiction Treatment Specialist)
Facility name: Ernestine Glossbrenner Unit
Location: 5100 South FM 1329, San Diego, TX 78384
Pay: Starting at $15.00/hr
Work schedule: Full-time; 8-hour days
Benefit package includes:
- Health/dental/vision/life insurance
- 401(k) with company match
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays (9 total)
- Professional development assistance
- Opportunities for job advancement
Job responsibilities: Treatment Specialists are responsible for performing education work within Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) / In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) programs. Work involves assisting with planning, coordination and implementation of activities; and coordinating with substance abuse treatment counselors and 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.
- Provides didactic sessions according to designated curricula within the program. Presents education and life skills classes to assist offenders with basic education on these topics.
- Maintain a therapeutic community (TC) within the facility working closely with correctional staff to create a living environment that is peer driven.
- Guides and assists 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.
- 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.
- Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics. Compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
- Assist with development of an Individual Progress Summary for each offender to reflect the evaluation results together with comments about the offender’s level of participation and quality of completion in the SAFPF / IPTC programs.
- Adheres to the core functions within practicum guidelines of Department of State Health Services LCDC-I licensure and Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals CCJP-A certification.
- Promote the development and 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.
- Graduation from an accredited senior high school, GED, or equivalent.
- Associate’s degree in the field of psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, criminal justice or education is preferred
- Related experience is a plus
- Valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.
- Must successfully complete a TDCJ approved Correctional Awareness Class (CAT)
Post hire requirements:
- Within 180 days of employment, must have a letter of registration as a CI from the Texas Department of State Health Services or current certification as a CCJP-A as approved by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
- 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.
Why: The job is simple. Help humans break the cycle. Join our team and transform lives!