|Posting Number: ||15-18|
|Job Title: ||Alcohol/Drug Counselor|
| ||Open Until Filled- 1st review of applications received in HR by 4:00 PM on 8/7/15 |
|Job Class: ||Non-Exempt|
|Job Hours: ||Full Time|
|Description: |This is a professional clinical position providing direct services to clients and/or their families, including case management, within the Community Corrections System. This position provides education, prevention, and community out-reach regarding alcohol and drug issues. Facilitates group therapy and DUII education groups, individual case management for offenders and makes appropriate referrals, assessments and placements for level of treatment needs based on ASAM criteria.
Requires competency and demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in essential job functions, including but not limited to, the 12 Core Competencies and Functions of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, screening, intake, client orientation, assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, counseling (group, family, couple, individual), client/family education, case management, consultation and referral, discharge planning, reports and record keeping. General knowledge of clinical record management systems is required. For individuals recovering from substance an abuse related disorder, said individual must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two (2) years.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, criminology, sociology, or closely related fields; and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in performing casework and substance abuse counseling; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described duties. Considerable knowledge of substance abuse issues and understanding of how those issues affect clients and others. Some knowledge of the justice system, standards for security, ethics, confidentiality, rules of conduct and professionalism required.
Possession of or ability to obtain valid Oregon Drivers License. Must possess and maintain a safe driving record. Must hold a current certification or license in addiction counseling or a current license as a health or allied provider issued by the State licensing body, as outlined by the OAR. When certification/license is not held, new employees must make application within 6 months of employment and receive the credential/license with 24 months of application, or as otherwise directed by Community Corrections. Must hold, or obtain within 6 months of employment, a current CPR and First Aid Certification.
Those employed in this position are subject to drug testing and a background investigation, including criminal background investigation.
For more info/application go to www.co.josephine.or.us or Josephine County Human Resources, 500 NW 6th Street Dept 11, Grants Pass, OR 97526. An original application (ALL pages) is required; we don’t accept resumes only. EOE