Featured Local Job: Drug and Alcohol Counselor Assistant

| May 1, 2018

Abraxas is hiring a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Assistant at their Marienville facility.

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 is 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. This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus of $500 to be paid upon completion of 90 days of employment.

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

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; OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field; 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.

  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.

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