Job Description

Drug and Alcohol Counselor Asst

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming.  We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

 

Summary:  

The Drug and Alcohol Counselor Assistant, under close supervision and/or direct observation of a treatment supervisor, provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth with substance abuse/use problems.  The drug & alcohol counselor assistant s a fulltime, entry level position.  Once the counselor assistant completes the required amount of supervision and clinical experience, he/she will be promoted to a full-time drug & alcohol counselor position.  

 

Essential Functions: 

•    Develops and implements treatment plans to include the provision of at least 10 hours of treatment services during primary care hours each week.

•    Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation.

•    Provides caseload group counseling and completes related documentation.

•    Facilitates family sessions and completes related documentation.

•    Facilitates drug & alcohol treatment groups and completes related documentation.

•    Facilitates therapeutic recreation groups and completes related documentation.

•    Oversees work therapy activities and completes related documentation.

•    Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews.

•    Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.

•    Attends court hearings.

•    Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients' progress. 

•    Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients' progress.

•    Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.

•    Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.

•    Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

 

Non-Essential Functions: 

•    None

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:  
•    The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse; OR
    Associate's degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work,  counseling, nursing or related field OR
    Bachelor's degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling,  nursing or other related OR 
    Master's degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field. 
•    Other Qualifications:
    At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.
    Valid registered vehicle insurance.
•    Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer