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Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

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Location: Brownwood, TX
Job ID: 49323
Facility: Havins Unit

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Looking for a meaningful career in substance abuse treatment? At the Havins Unit in Brownwood, Texas, a philosophy of caring about others, giving back, and making a social impact is the foundation of all we do. We provide a safe and secure working environment for our staff while helping offenders gain the treatment necessary for success upon release.

Position name: Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

Facility name: Havins Unit

Location: Brownwood, TX

Work schedule: Full-time

Pay:  $18.00 per hour

Benefit package includes:

  • 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
  • Sick leave and vacation (or PTO, varies by location)
  • Holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Civic duty and military leave
  • Travel insurance
  • Education assistance
  • Employee health and wellness programs

Job responsibilities: The Substance Abuse Counselor I’s plan, coordinate, and implement substance abuse counseling activities and coordinate with other departments to ensure the maximum utilization of resources available for chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation.

Essential functions:

  1. Assist with planning, coordinating, and providing substance abuse treatment.
  2. Manage assigned caseload.
  3. Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED is required.  
  • Must have a letter of registration as a Counselor Intern from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), or current valid certification as Certified Criminal Justice Professional Applicant Status (CCJP-A) as approved by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
  • Selected applicants must obtain the Licensed Clinical 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.
  • A valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record is also required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:

  • Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and pass a 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.

Why: Make a positive impact in your community by doing meaningful work that results in a rewarding career.



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