Substance Abuse Counselor
Location: St. Louis, MO
Job ID: 48062
Facility: Job Corps
Required Certification: CADC or CRADC or CCJIP
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Unrestricted substance abuse license or certification that meets the minimum state licensing or certification requirements to practice in Missouri.
- CADC or CRADC or CCJIP license required
- Experience working with youth
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required
- Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record, unless waived by management
- Must pass all background checks
Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an effective trainee employee assistance program (TEAP / Substance Abuse Counselor) with emphasis placed on awareness, prevention, staff training and networking with community resources, in compliance with government and management directives.
In this position you will reports to the Wellness Director.
Join St. Louis Job Corps Center and make a difference every day!
- Work with new students for testing, assessment and development of assistance and retention plans during the 45 day probation period; provide an assessment and assistance/intervention plan for any student who tests positive for drugs or receives an alcohol incident.
- Conduct classes, group educational, peer support and other prevention sessions for students.
- Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to student. Prepare related reports.
- Assess students with identified substance use problems; develop and implement a plan to modify or control the problems by working with students, counselors, instructors and the mental health consultant.
- Work with mental health consultants, health and wellness staff and counselors to intervene with substance users who meet the treatment criteria to remain in Job Corps.
- Review and interpret drug test results.
- Ensure the documentation of all student assessments and that plans are in student’s medical records regarding any substance abuse problems.
- Provide ongoing comprehensive training for all staff members with specific goals toward staff education and awareness, staff skills in identification and reporting substance use problems, individual staff member counseling skills and general team building throughout the center.
- Assist in providing materials and information in the health education program and development of health and wellness symptom guidelines and standard operating procedures regarding substance abuse.
- Coordinate tobacco use prevention program.
- Provide positive, quality customer services to students, staff and other center customers