JOB ALERT: Social Development and Counseling in Henderson Needs Addictions Counselor |

Henderson, TX
Social development and counseling
Addiction Counselor II – Opioid Abuse Treatment

Essential functions

1. Provides online addiction counseling and recovery skills training via video streaming technology; participate in client orientation, education and individual counseling and process groups in accordance with program standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
2. Interviews, screens and assesses clients for potential participation in the program.
3. Provides a comprehensive assessment from a battery of valid measurement tools to assess the recovery needs and risk of recidivism of COAPTAT clients.
4. Participates in treatment planning based on severity and client characteristics as determined by assessment, review of collateral information, and clinical interview.
5. Maintains client and other records relating to services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as required.
6. Liaises with participants of training programs, workshops and seminars.
7. Implements follow-up and disseminates information on community resources for placement of clients in follow-up treatment.
8. At the end of the program, a Client Participant Summary will be developed for each workload client to reflect the results of the assessment along with feedback on the client’s level of participation and quality of completion in the COAPTAT program.
9. Foster the development of positive social skills by modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff and clients regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
10. Maintain responsibility for staff, customers and property; follow safety practices.

Education/experience requirements

– Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent or GED.
– Two (2) years of full-time paid experience in addiction treatment or addiction education.
– Current license as a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
– Must maintain a valid LCDC license for continued employment in the position.
– Bilingual English and Spanish preferably.
– Must be computer literate and proficient in web technology.
– A valid driver’s license in the State of Texas with an acceptable driving record required unless waived by management.

* Must successfully complete annual on-the-job training requirements and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by the TDCJ.

Joel C. Hicks