Counselor of Erie County Jail MAT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting range: $43,500.00 - $66,242.27 per year


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


  • Responsible for the management of client charts.
  • Develops initial and ongoing service plans.
  • Participates in program meetings.
  • Provides direct clinical intervention both off-site and within a consumer's natural environment. Performs toxicology screenings at a determined frequency.
  • Directs and coordinates case assignments and service delivery.

  • Provides orientation and training to new staff.
  • Oversees management of referrals.
  • Participates in, and frequently leads, treatment team meetings.
  • Participates in program supervisory meeting.
  • Monitors program interactions to ensure the maintenance of a therapeutic environment.
  • Provides psychotherapy and group counseling to designated clients.
  • Identifies and obtains documentation to determine eligibility for treatment.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with referral sources.
  • Acts as a resource for treatment information for other members of the team.
  • Drive program vehicles to include mobile RV and agency car.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Program Director/Assistant Program Director.


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.


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or closely related human service field,


  • Two years full time paid direct service experience in a social services agency, including two years in a substance use disorder program and current CASAC certification -or- Associates degree in behavioral health or human service field and two (1) year relevant experience.

Benefits include:

  • Sign-on Bonuses
  • Affordable Health Care Options
  • Dental and Vison Insurance
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Clinical License Renewal Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401K Profit Sharing