$23.99-$31.60 Hourly / $1,739.32-$2,291.31 BiWeekly /
In a Department of Correction facility or community setting this class is accountable for receiving intensive training in individual or group substance abuse counseling services to offenders.
Works under the close supervision of a Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor, Correctional Counselor Supervisor or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
Receives training in agency substance abuse counseling procedures, offender rehabilitation programs, personnel policies, program guidelines and legal reporting requirements; receives training in and is given progressively complex assignments involving utilization of interviewing techniques required to assess client needs, elicit information and establish community referral sources; provides basic counseling services to a limited number of alcohol and drug dependent offenders; participates in screening offenders to determine eligibility for programs; assists in orientation of offenders to treatment programs; prepares initial treatment plans, psycho-social evaluation, case histories and other case records as components of a small assigned caseload; refers offenders and family members for community or social services, medical or psychological services or housing, financial and employment assistance; motivates offenders to increase their ability to understand and cope with problems, frustration and anxiety; assists with crisis intervention services in response to emotional and/or physical distress; assists in maintaining treatment files; performs greater number of specific and complex substance abuse counselor duties and maintains a larger caseload as skills are acquired during training program; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of addictions, recovery and/or relapse prevention; knowledge of sociological and psychological concepts with emphasis on analysis of criminal behavior; knowledge of individual and group behavior; knowledge of cultural competencies and ethical standards; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to organize time, set priorities and manage workload; ability to utilize computer software.
Three (3) years of experience in casework and/or counseling with some work with clients/offenders with behavioral healthcare issues.
College training in human behavior may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of three (3) years.
This class is intended to permit the Department of Correction to recruit and train employees for the class of Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor. An employee may be appointed to this class for a period not to exceed three (3) years. No exceptions or extensions beyond the three (3) years will be granted.
|First Year of Training||CO 07||Step 1|
|Second Year of Training||CO 07||Step 3|
|Third Year of Training||CO 07||Step 5|
NOTE: Appointments to positions in this class for current state employees will be in accordance with the guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee in Salary Group CO 07 approved effective June 24, 2006. (2015 SCOPE Review)