Substance Abuse Counselor: Salary Range $36,976- $40,405 / annually

JOB PURPOSETo conduct group and individual counseling sessions for chemically dependent adult and adolescent consumers and complete the required documentation.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the behavioral sciences with an emphasis in chemical dependency.  One year of experience in the chemical dependency field may be substituted for the degree requirement if the individual is a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) or Counselor Intern with 2000 hours as an intern.

DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE):  Must be currently licensed in the State of Texas as a Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) or LCDC-Intern.

DRIVING REQUIRED:  Yes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Good spelling and grammar skills.
  • Ability to write progress notes according to standards, assessments, brief mental status exams, memos, letters, various complex reports and miscellaneous other documents with acceptable spelling and grammar.
  • Computer - skilled in the use of technology with Microsoft Office and all Google applications.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify):

  • May be required to interact with other consumers, referral sources, outside agencies, and family members to determine needs and actions to be taken.
  • Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state.
  • Liability 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.
  • Must complete all training requirements in month in which they are due.
  • May be required to provide on-call duties. 
  • Availability of a personal vehicle for business use may be required.
  • Work will take place within office setting, community setting and within the homes of clients, which may include shelters and temporary housing, if needed.
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state
  • Ability to input data into computer, make calculations, complete paperwork, produce reports.
  • Must be physically able to conduct home visits to include walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs, and standing for long periods of time if required.