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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor Certified

Company: Insights Training Group
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor to fill an opening immediately at Shriver Job Corps Center located in Devens, Massachusetts. Job Summary: The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor develops and implements Drug and Alcohol Program, which includes assessment, intervention, counseling, relapse prevention and education.Duties:The Drug and Alcohol Counselor provides a minimum of a 1-hour interactive presentation on substance use prevention for all new students during the Career Preparation Period.Conducts presentation(s) on managing substance misuse, abuse and dependency conditions in the workplace students during the Career Development and Transition Periods.Schedules and conducts at least three annual center-wide substance use prevention and education activities.Participates in clinical consultation with Center Director, management staff, Center Mental Health Consultant, and Health and Wellness Manager regarding substance use related prevention and education efforts for students and staff.Coordination with other departments/programs on center to develop integrated prevention and education services.Reviews Social Intake Form (SIF) or intake assessment of all students performed by counseling staff within 1 week of arrival.Conducts formalized assessment measures (e.g., SASSI3 or SASSIA2) and makes clinical judgment to determine students' risk levels for substance use.Collaborates with the Center Mental Health Consultant to determine when a MSWR or medical separation is appropriate and should be recommended for a student with substance use conditions and co-occurring conditions.Makes referrals to off-center substance abuse professionals or agencies for ongoing treatment and/or specialized services.Provides individual and group intervention services with a focus on behaviors that represent employability barriers.Assists in developing Center operating procedures for program components related to alcohol and other drug testing, positive results and intervention.Develops and monitors student intervention plans and documents progress in student's health record.Conducts ongoing counseling and support groups to include an introduction to the self-help process for intervention students.Works with the Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC), Center physician, wellness staff, counselors, and other non-health staff to ensure that intervention program components are understood and integrated on Center and that staff support student intervention plans.Solicits input from counselors and Student Personnel Officer to update student intervention plans and behavioral contracts. Ensures that intervention planning guides a student's expected behavior in all areas of Center life and the student is monitored, as needed, by designated Center staff.Collaborates with recreation department to assist in developing leisure time activities and specific incentives to reinforce an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle.Maintains liaison with community intervention resources.Evaluates self-help groups and establishes appropriate referrals.Assists in compiling quarterly report for submission to the National Health Service.Conducts training on alcohol and other drugs of abuse to all newly employed staff and to existing staff on an annual basis.Works toward meeting performance management goals.Follows the CDSS, CSS and Behavior Management plans.Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.Participates in PRH mandated staff training.Performs other duties as assigned within the individual's scope and capabilities..

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Above average public speaking skills and experience in same, above average verbal and written skills, problem-solving skills and conflict resolution skills, computer literacy, ability to work some evening hours and periodic weekends.Education: Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent experience. Graduation from a program that will lead to active, unrestricted substance abuse license or certification that meets minimum state licensing or certification requirements to practice in the state where the center is locatedExperience: Minimum 1year experience in field and minimum 1year working with youth or young adults.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Active, unrestricted substance abuse license and/or certification that meets minimum sate licensing or certification requirements to practice in the state where the center is located. Valid Driver's License.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand and walk; to reach with hands and arms and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to taste and to smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that the job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, including overtime. We offer equal employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, pregnancy and related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, or past, present, or future service in the Uniformed Services of the U.S., or any other legally protected status.PM21PI157971934

Keywords: Insights Training Group, Leominster , Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor Certified, Other , Leominster, Massachusetts

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