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Substance Abuse Counselor I

Location: Henderson, TX
Job ID: 48336
Facility: Corrections

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Ready to add more meaning to your career? HOPE is a residential/outpatient chemical dependency treatment facility for justice-involved clients re-entering into the community. Located in in Henderson, Texas the HOPE facility complies with HSSC Residential standards and provides a safe and secure environment for staff and client while utilizing employing state of the art treatment methods.  Our team members enjoy competitive wages, affordable health, dental, and prescription drug insurance, education and tuition assistance, paid time off, 9 paid holidays, numerous opportunities for career growth, a 401(k) with company match, and a chance to make a difference every day!  Hiring immediately!  LCDC Interns are welcome to apply.  Let us help you complete your training and pay for your final Licensure costs.

Performs moderately complex substance abuse counseling. 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 in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.

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. Maintain case files for each offender with accurate and complete case records, reports, and documentation required for compliance.
  3. Interviews, screens, and evaluates offenders for potential program participation.
  4. Provides a comprehensive evaluation from a battery of valid measurement tools to assess the recovery needs and the re-offense risk of offenders.
  5. Participates in the Individual Treatment Plan based on the severity and characteristics of the offender as determined by intake information form, review of collateral information, and treatment progress.
  6. Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
  7. Implements follow-up and after care plans for participants in the program and disseminates information on community resources for offenders.
  8. Prepare and submit various reports for each offender on caseload to reflect the results together with comments about the offender’s level of participation and quality of completion.
  9. Utilize approved curriculum and provide appropriate treatment programming and structured activities as required for contractual compliance.
  10. Coordinate or participate in transition meetings, peer reflection meetings, treatment team meetings, and other required program driven support, recovery based activities as required by contractor.
  11. Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.  Must have a current letter of registration as a Counselor Intern from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Selected applicants must obtain the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) license within five (5) years from the date of their registration as a Counselor Intern. 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 successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by TDCJ. Must maintain valid Counselor Intern status for continued employment in position. Must complete preservice program and annual training requirements. Must pass drug screen.

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