Type: Full-Time
Category: Social Development & Counseling
Division: Job Corps
Location: Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (Reno, Nevada)

The Substance Abuse Counselor reports to the Health and Wellness Manager . Responsible for maintaining an effective trainee employee assistance program (TEAP) with  emphasis on awareness,prevention,staff training, and networking with community resources, in compliance with government and management directives.

Job duties include:
  • Assess students with identified substance problems; develop and implement a plan to modify or control the problems by working with students, counselors and  instructors; provide TEAP orientation and TEAP education to students and instructors.
  • Assist in developing procedures to coordinate and integrate TEAP components with other center programs, policies and zero tolerance.
  • Conduct TEAP classes, group educational,peer support and other prevention sessions for students.. 
  • Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to students. Prepare related reports.
  • Advise the center director and health and wellness manager of appropriate substance use/abuse related matters including cost of services, staffing and training requirements, initial assessment and counseling referrals to off center resources for ongoing care and counseling.
  • Ensure the documentation of all student assessments and plans are in the student's medical records regarding substance use/abuse problems.
  • Provide ongoing comprehensive training for all staff in the substance use/abuse area with specific goals toward education and awareness, skills in identification and reporting substance abuse problems, individual staff member counseling skills and general team building throughout the center.
  • Work closely with center recreation staff members to develop recreation alternatives within the community.

Qualifications:
  • Certification as substance abuse counselor in state of Nevada and one year experience.  
  • Experience working with youth, excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency.
  • Valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.
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