ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR PROVISIONAL
|Department||DJS Western Region - State Operated Facilities|
|Date Opened||2/10/2020 3:25:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/27/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$56,982.00 - $70,201.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Bonnie Smith|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Department of Juvenile Services
Backbone Mountain Youth Center124 Camp 4 Rd., Swanton, MD 21562
Savage Mountain Youth Center164 Freedom Ln., Lonaconing, MD 21539
Main Purpose of Job
The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Provisional is the entry level of work, at the noncertified Master's degree level counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation, under close supervision from a clinical supervisor approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Learns to provide counseling and case management services to clients with substance use disorders with the most complex problems as defined by standard treatment criteria Learns to advocate for client services, collaborate with other disciplines involved in providing client treatment and coordinate all treatment activities with services provided to the client by other resources Learns to provide group counseling to clients with substance use disorders Learns to evaluate client progress in implementing the treatment plan and to make appropriate changes to ensure progress Learns to screen clients with substance use disorders and to determine the most appropriate initial course of action with regard to substance treatment Learns to assess clients with substance use disorders to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating client progress Learns to develop client treatment plans and strategies to obtain the desired treatment outcomes Learns to make referrals to facilitate the client's use of available support systems and community resources in response to needs identified in clinical evaluation Learns to identify and respond to clients in crises Learns to provide life skills education relevant to the recovery process to clients with substance use disorders, their families, and community groups Learns to document client information in accordance with accepted principles of client record management Learns to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
providing substance abuse counseling to clients.
Experience creating treatment plans.
Experience performing intakes and assessments for admission to alcohol and drug counseling programs.
Case management experience.
Experience in crisis intervention.
Letter of Authorization to practice as a trainee from MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
Possession of a CAC-AD or CSC-AD from MD Board of Professional Counselors.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2. Employees must successfully obtain certification or licensure from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as either a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.
3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the date.
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit
217 E. Redwood St., 15th floor
217 E. Redwood St., 15th floor
Fax Number 410-333-4188
The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.
Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.