Substance Abuse Counselor
Division: Job Corps
Location: Shriver Job Corps Center (Devens, Massachusetts)
Responsible for the providing direct and indirect mental health services and treatment for students. Coordinates the Trainee Employee Assistance Program (TEAP), psychiatry and psychology services. Responsible for coordinating the center mental health and TEAP programs, in compliance with government and management directives.
1. Review detailed background file, conduct personal interview and test as necessary to analyze and recommend a program for each assigned student.
2. Maintain individual progress notes and medical chart.
3. Provide continuous TEAP counseling on an individual and group basis; recommend necessary program modifications throughout each assigned student's stay.
4. Conduct continuous TEAP interpretation and evaluation of progress in student's specific TEAP development program.
5. Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to students. Prepare related reports.
6. Develop three center wide activities addressing relapse prevention annually.
7. Coordinate the delivery of group educational, peer support and other prevention sessions for students.
8. Provide ongoing comprehensive training for all students.
9. Provide counseling and/or personal development sessions regarding TEAP.
10. Work closely with center recreation staff to develop improved recreation alternatives within the community.
11. Assist in the evaluation of center services for students and recommend modifications for improvement.
12. Initiate and conduct individual and group TEAP counseling, evaluate student responses to sessions and recommend further action.
13. Coordinate services and interventions with counselors the center mental health consultants, and other center staff.
14. Provide positive, quality customer service to students, staff and other center customers.
15. Participate in student employability programs and activities.
16. Support, promote, and enforce the Job Corps’ Zero Tolerance Policy.
17. Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, mentoring students where necessary and monitoring both positive and negative behaviors through interventions.
18. Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field and one year substance-related experience. Substance abuse certification in the state of Massachusetts. Experience working with youth, excellent written and verbal communication and computer proficiency required. Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.