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Senior Substance Abuse Counselor

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Location: Gatesville, TX
Job ID: 52760
Facility: Crain Unit

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Pay and Schedule: Starting at $49,920/annually. Full-Time, 8-hour days, Monday-Friday, onsite. 

Transform lives with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) where our philosophy is: B-I-O-N-I-C - Believe It or Not I Care.  We care about our clients. We work behind the walls of the Texas prison system to give our clients the tools to help them re-enter society as productive citizens and have the skills to help themselves live outside the walls of a prison environment. As a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor at the Christina Melton Crain Unit in Gatesville, Texas, you can change lives. 

Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Life insurance, AD&D as well as short-term disability
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Professional development assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee wellness program

Position Summary: Reports to the Program Director. Directly supervises the Substance Abuse Counselor I & II's. 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 MTC & TDCJ. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Assists in planning chemical dependency counseling programs; and coordinates the delivery of counseling services to offenders with histories of chemical use, abuse, or addiction.
  2. Provides a comprehensive evaluation from a battery of valid measurement tools to assess the recovery needs and the re-offense risk of offenders.
  3. Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
  4. Supervises the work of others; and assists in instructing others in program methods, procedures, and functions.

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE).  Major course work in Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science or a related field preferred. Each year of experience as described below in excess of the required four (4) years may be substituted for thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis. 
  • Four (4) years full-time wage-earning experience in substance abuse treatment. 
  • Current licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or current valid Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC) identified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
  • Therapeutic community environment experience preferred. 
  • Experience in the supervision of employees preferred. 
  • Must hold current CPR and first aid certifications. 
  • 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 Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Must maintain valid license and certification for continued employment in position. 

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. If you are interested in employment opportunities with Management & Training Corporation and need assistance, please contact our staffing department through [email protected] or 801-693-2888.


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