(1346) Substance Abuse Counselor *Internal Posting Only*

Job Description

This position will provide clinical services to adults and adolescents in an outpatient substance abuse setting. Other responsibilities include: case management, information and referral, assessment, group work, individual and family counseling, consultation, education and other assistance requiring advanced skills based on professional training. This position will require performing drug testing, meeting with referral sources and providing monthly progress reports. This will be an evening position with the possibility of rotating weekends. This position is also responsible for the delivery of counseling and intensive case management to people with a co-occurring diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders. This position will provide screening, assessment, treatment planning and referral services provided to persons engaging in services. This position must be able to address both psychiatric and substance use disorders simultaneously by treatment and referral. This position must have knowledge of current DSM diagnostic criteria for psychiatric and substance use disorders and the relationship between both. This position will require a basic knowledge of pharmacology and an understanding of the neurophysiology of addiction. This position will also require knowledge of interpersonal and family dynamics and their impact on the individual. This position will also require an ability to formulate an individualized treatment plan and community support plan for the client.

CountyBastrop County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of substance use and mental health disorders as defined in the DSM-V is required. Must be licensed as an LCDC or hold a valid license as an LCDC-I and have a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications: : A degree from an accredited university with a major in social, behavioral, or human services field.
Salary Amount$TBD/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
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