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Substance Abuse Counselor I

Location: Henderson, TX
Job ID: 50852
Facility: Corrections

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Pay: $18.00 per hour

Schedule: Full Time; Mon-Fri with rotating Sundays - 7a-4p, 8a-5p, 11a-8p

Let us help you complete your training and pay for your final licensure costs along with these other great benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and prescription drug insurance
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Career growth
  • 401(k) with company match
  • a chance to make a difference every day! 

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 treatment facility is looking for a Substance Abuse Counselor who can perform moderately complex substance abuse counseling. 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.

What does this role look like?

  • Provides substance abuse counseling and recovery skills training; participates in offender orientation, educational and individual process counseling groups in compliance with program standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain case files for each offender with accurate and complete case records, reports, and documentation required for compliance.
  • Interviews, screens, and evaluates offenders for potential program participation.
  • Provides a comprehensive evaluation from a battery of valid measurement tools to assess the recovery needs and the re-offense risk of offenders.
  • 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.
  • Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
  • Implements follow-up and after care plans for participants in the program and disseminates information on community resources for offenders.
  • 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.
  • Utilize approved curriculum and provide appropriate treatment programming and structured activities as required for contractual compliance.
  • 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.

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.

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process.

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