JOB PURPOSE: Substance Use Disorder Counselors (LCDC) provide assessment, counseling and
referral services to Spindletop clients who are identified as possibly
experiencing difficulties secondary to substance use. Substance use may represent the individual's
primary challenge or may be present with co-occurring physical or mental health
disorders. Substance Use Counselors
utilize a motivational interviewing paradigm to assess the individual's readiness
to change and tailor interventions to match the readiness to change stage. Substance Use Disorder Counselors coordinate
their services with other Spindletop staff and collaborating providers.
DEGREE/CERTIFICATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: High School degree (required). Bachelor's degree (especially in human
services field) preferred. Active License as a Chemical Dependency Counselor
(LCDC) or LCDC intern in the state of Texas required. Prior experience providing chemical
dependency services within a community setting preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
to professionally interact with and assess substance using individuals, some
with co-occurring physical and mental health disorders.
in motivational interviewing, including assessing stage of change and matching
interventions to the individual's stage of change.
to provide a range of services including assessment, motivational interviewing,
and individual, group and family counseling.
to professionally interact with other service providers.
to write progress notes using acceptable spelling and grammar.
with Microsoft Office and able to utilize electronic medical record.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS
State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be
currently licensed in that state.
insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property
or for Center business. Must be
insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle
or drives personal car on Center business.
complete all training requirements in month in which they are due.
submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test
successfully pass all background screens as required by the state
Essential Tasks & Standards
and document assessments of individual's substance use, provide feedback and
motivational interviewing strategies to assess readiness to change and match
interventions to the stage.
referrals consistent with the individual's needs and readiness to change.
individual, group and family counseling to address substance use issues.
services with other providers per the Person Centered Plan of Recovery.
as a team member in the Person Centered Recovery team.
all services in a timely manner, consistent with agency standards.