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Job Category: Counselor
Reference #: RCDC
Job Title: Sr. Substance Abuse Counselor
Hiring Organization: Reeves County Detention Center
Salary Range: 17.82/hour
Closing Date: 06/30/2010
Job Location: Texas
Description: The Reeves County Detention Center (RCDC) is a 3,760-bed prison contracted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that houses non-citizen offenders. The RCDC is owned and operated by Reeves County with The GEO Group, Inc., who provides management services associated with the operation of the complex. The facility is made up of two separate facilities, RCDC I & II and RCDC III.

Inmate programs at the facility include recreational activities, vocational programs, and course offerings in various areas including electrical repair, typing, basic computer skills, basic home wiring, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language. These programs teach important skills that assist with daily inmate productivity and reduction of recidivism upon release.

Within the Education & Programming Department of the Reeves County Detention Center and under general direction (with extensive latitude for individual judgment) of the Programs Manager, the Sr. Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for providing complex high quality drug and alcohol counseling and educational services to inmates housed at the facility. This position will also coordinate with other departments, divisions, agencies, and community organizations to ensure maximum utilization of resources for chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation.

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

• Supervisory level responsibilities for overall success of all functions and responsibilities in Substance Abuse. Directs all department work through subordinate supervisors; performs as Administrative Duty Officer or Institution Duty Officer.
• Interviews, screens, and evaluates inmates for potential program participation; provides substance abuse counseling and educational services; and implements follow-up and aftercare programs.
• Compiles data and submits reports, related documentations; maintains offender records to include assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and discharge plans; and disseminates information on resources for follow-up treatment.
• Provides technical assistance and maintains inmate records and documents pertaining to the services provided, to include, inmate attendance, progress, and additional needs.
• Performs moderately complex work involving the care and custody of inmates. Maintains security and/or order among inmates of the institution through direct supervision. Responsible for preventing escape and maintaining discipline in conformance with strict rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures. Correctional activities are paramount and incumbent regularly performs as a law enforcement officer during required training, emergency situations, and staff shortages and under any other type of correctional operating crisis.
• Subject to performing some essential functions of a Correctional Officer.

Reeves County provides all employees with generous company-sponsored health, dental, and vision care in addition to life and supplemental life insurance benefits:

The Sr. Substance Abuse Counselor should meet the following requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science or Human Services field (e.g. psychology, sociology, criminal justice) from an accredited college or university required AND/OR a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Certified Associate Addiction Professional Licensure (CAAP), or other related professional credential
• A minimum of 2-3 years previous fulltime experience in substance abuse counseling or treatment (paid internship/externship experience acceptable)
• Previous experience in a government, correctional, or institutional environment strongly preferred
• Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred
• A working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous a plus
• Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignment
• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
• Must have an open schedule to work standard hours including Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
• Pass a pre-employment background and credit check
• Must be a Naturalized or US Citizen

Additional Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes
• Knowledge of alcoholism, and chemical dependency, addiction, co-dependency, and related disorders
• Knowledge of counseling and recovery
• Knowledge of agency and departmental organizational structure, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
• Skill to communicate ideas and instructions clearly and concisely and in public address
• Skill to coordinate with other staff, departments, officials, agencies, organizations, and the public
• Skill to interpret, and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
• Skills to interview, screen, and evaluate inmates, and implement chemical dependency treatment programs
• Skill to in problem-solving techniques
• Skill to review technical data and prepare technical reports
• Skill to prepare and maintain accurate records, files, and reports
• Skill to operate office equipment, including computers and related equipment

Additional Requirements with or without Reasonable Accommodations:

• Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, climb stairs and ladders, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry 45 lbs. and over, perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, operate motor equipment, perform tactile discernment, and restrain assaultive persons.
• Conditions include working inside and outside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, excessive heat, cold, humidity, dampness and chill, dry atmosphere, excessive or intermittent noise, constant noise, dust fumes, smoke, gases, solvent, grease, insecticides, and cleaning agents, oil, slippery and uneven walking surfaces, working at heights, working on ladders or scaffolding, working with hands in water, using chemical agents, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
• Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions including computers and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, radio, handcuffs, waist and leg restraints, turn cranks on manual doors, tear gas canisters and weapons, VCR cameras, various locking systems, chemical agents/weapons, tractor, trailer and automobile.

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