- Employee Type: Full-Time
- Location: South Bay, FL
- Category: Nurse, Health Care
- Experience: Not Specified
- Date Posted: 04/12/2017
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.
- 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