Job Description

LEAD SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR- TC

This position assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide treatment for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and instructional programs. Finally, this position serves as a lead and mentor to other Substance Abuse Counselors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a lead and mentor to other Substance Abuse Counselors.
  • Participates in orientation of inmates regarding the chemical dependency treatment programs and the Substance Abuse Education Program.
  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Selects and recommends new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
  • Maintains a collegian relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Completes required testing, assessment, and psycho-social history on all incoming inmates.
  • Develops an individual written program plan for each inmate within his/her assigned case load.
  • Completes all required documentation and/or required forms for those inmates who are assigned to his/her case load.
  • Assists in the coordination of resident program schedules to ensure the needs of the image and goals set by the Individual Written Program Plan are met.
  • Develop discharge plan and provide follow-up on inmates who are released from the program.
  • Recruits volunteers to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Human services or related field.
  • Experience in program implementation and/or work experience within a correctional setting preferred.
  • Two (2) years experience in chemical dependency treatment in an incarcerate-based setting or an intensive residential program for adult offenders preferred.
  • Meets HRS requirements for a Certified Addictions Professional.
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
  • Personal commitment to uphold and adhere to the Code of Ethics as outlined by Health and Rehabilitative Services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Equal Opportunity Employer