Title: Substance Abuse Counselor
Reporting Structure: Substance Abuse/Mental Health Administrator
Site Location: George W. Hill Correctional Facility (Thornton, PA)
This position is responsible for providing direct assistance to the inmate on a group/individual basis to assist them with their drug/ alcohol and psychological needs.
Facilitate psycho-education groups and provide brief counseling to inmates.
Maintain documentation (i.e. group notes/individual notes/discharge summaries)
Conduct two lecture series seminars per day with up to 25 clients per seminar.
Initiate and maintain inmate attendance and participation records
Oversee and facilitate program AA/NA meetings
Maintain direct and constant communication with the supervisor and various case managers to ensure all treatment needs are met.
Assist in aftercare planning and relapse preventative plans
Comply with prison/security protocols and attend the necessary trainings as required.
Graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum B.A. degree, preferably in social work, psychology, addictions, criminal justice, human services or C.A.A.P. (Certified Associate Addiction Professional Licensure).
Any other applicable qualifications required by the state where the position functions.
Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
Effective group/individual therapy skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of confidentiality ethics.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
Must have a valid Act 33 and Act 34 Clearance. Certified Associate Addiction Professional Licensure. Graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum B.A. degree, preferably in social work, psychology, addictions, human services or C.A.A.P
Standard jail facility and office environment. Incumbent performs duties in a jail facility and involve sitting and walking at will, walking/standing and/or sitting for long periods, lifting/ carrying heavy objects, crouching/kneeling, bending at the waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication. Incumbent is frequently exposed to the hazards associated with jail operations, such as potentially violent individuals and communicable disease. No prolonged extreme physical demands are associated with normal duties or assignments.
|NEVER||OCCASIONALLY (0-30%)||FREQUENTLY (31-60%)||CONTINUOUSLY (61-100%)|
|LIFTING OR CARRYING|
|61 OR MORE LBS||X|
|PUSHING OR PULLING|
|61 OR MORE LBS||X|
|BENDING OR STOOPING||X|
|REACHING ABOVE SHOULDER LEVEL||X|
|DRIVING AUTOMATIC EQUIP. VEHICLES||X|
|WORKING WITH MACHINERY||X|
|WORKING IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES||X|
Delaware County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, membership in an employee organization, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, or hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO/AA
To apply, please fill out the online application form.