HOURS / WEEK: 40
DAYS OF WEEK: Monday - Friday
SALARY RANGE: DOE
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS
This is professional position providing drug and alcohol abuse counseling to Behavioral Health clients. Provides substance counseling and education services for individuals, couples, families, and groups as indicated by the treatment plan or as assigned. Provides outreach, community education and consultation to the community and to other providers. Minimum of high school diploma or GED and three years of experience in substance abuse treatment field; or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university and one year of relevant experience; or Masters Degree in appropriate field required. Knowledge of alcoholism and drug addiction, substance abuse treatment techniques, and twelve-step recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous required. Recovering counselors must be drug and alcohol-free a minimum of two years prior to employment. At least six months experience interviewing, screening and assessing abuse clients required. Experience in objective testing, e.g., SASSI, AUP, related to substance abuse issues as well as training and/or education in substance abuse issues required. Experience developing and implementing educational/preventative outreach programs strongly preferred. Must be a Certified Alcohol Counselor (CAC),OR Certified Drug Counselor (CDC), OR Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC); or have licensure as a Master's or doctorate level mental health counselor, social worker, or psychologist, e.g., LMHC, LPC, LMSW, RMHC, LPCC, LMFT, LPAT, LISW, LCP. Must have certification/licensure by date of hire and maintain current throughout employment. Have or be able to obtain First Aid and BLS/CPR certifications within 30 days of hire. Criminal records check required. Salary range: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour depended on experience.