FLSA Status: Exempt
Starting range: $43,500.00 - $66,242.27 per year
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Off-Site Clinic Chemical Dependency Counselor works at a maximum level of independence and responsibility, often sharing responsibility for many agency operations with the Program Director. The majority of time is spent providing direct services in the county jail. The Off-Site Substance Use Counselor engages individuals who may benefit from MAT and therapy. Develops initial and ongoing service plans and offers individual, and group counseling and psychotherapy to assist consumers in achieving the goals of treatment. Completes other duties as requested by supervisor
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Experienced in working with individuals with substance use disorders. Must have knowledge of a variety of intervention techniques, including motivational enhancement, common mental disabilities, chemical dependency interventions and resources. Has a working knowledge of community resources. Able to network and build relationships with the community at large. Able to develop therapeutic alliances with community stakeholders including treatment providers, hospitals, police officers, court systems, Department of Social Services, etc. Able to recognize and manage client crises. Demonstrates creativity in service delivery and planning. Must appreciate cultural diversity and be aware of cross-cultural counseling issues.