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Substance Abuse Counselor

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Location: Panama City, FL
Job ID: 57420
Facility: Bay Correctional Facility

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Pay: $23.00/hr.

Location: 5400 Bay Line Dr., Panama City, FL., 32404

Status: Full Time, Monday – Friday

Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Opportunities for job advancement

Know someone sent to prison because of a drug problem? Be their hope, support, and way to a better future. 

BAY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY is now hiring a substance abuse counselor looking to give people hope, skills, and opportunities for a better life. 

Position Summary:

Reports to the substance abuse supervisor.  Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an effective alcohol and other drug abuse program with emphasis placed on awareness, prevention, staff training and networking with community resources in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards, Management & Training Corporation (MTC), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) and Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) directives. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop and implement a system to promote the coordination and integration of the substance abuse prevention components with other facility programs.
  2. Ensure the documentation of all inmates’ assessments and plans are in inmates' medical records regarding substance abuse problems.
  3. Provide ongoing comprehensive training for all staff members in the substance abuse area.
  4. Assist in providing substance abuse related materials and information in the health education program and development of health services standing orders and facility operating procedures regarding substance abuse.
  5. Conduct substance abuse and cognitive behavioral classes, group educational, peer support and other prevention sessions for inmates/staff.
  6. Encourage awareness of substance abuse issues throughout the facility.
  7. Develop linkages with community resources for substance abuse services.
  8. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed. 
  9. Maintain accountability of inmates 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:

Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, criminology or related field and where applicable, must possess appropriate certification. Two (2) years of substance abuse treatment experience preferred.  Directly related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education requirements if approved by management.  Valid driver's license in the state of Florida with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:

Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.


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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