|Date Opened||7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$61,910 - $80,836/year|
|Job Type||Open to Agency Employees|
|Close Date||8/11/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The Department of Correction is recruiting for full-time Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor in Addiction Services to help individuals needing assistance dealing with opioid crisis. This position independently performs a full range of tasks in the provision of specialized individual or group substance abuse counseling services to offenders. The position is based out of central office in Wethersfield and travel is required to all correctional facilities. It is a full time position, Monday through Friday, first shift, 36.25 hours per week.
The position requires working with facility based addiction service staff and counseling staff to identify inmate patients who are at risk of opioid overdose.
Per Special Requirement #1 listed below, candidates are required to possess and retain current Certification or Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
This posting will be for the Wethersfield vacancy, but the recruitment pool may be used to fill future positions and opportunities within the job class. If a candidate is interested in the job class, they should apply.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kathy DeBoer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a Department of Correction facility or community setting this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the provision of specialized individual or group substance abuse counseling services to offenders.
Coordinates offender rehabilitation program within facility or community setting; provides intensive counseling services to alcohol and drug dependent offenders; screens offenders to determine eligibility for programs; assesses strengths, weaknesses and treatment needs; orients offenders to treatment program; participates in treatment planning and individual and/or group counseling; periodically checks offender progress and recommends changes; performs case management activities; provides crisis intervention services in response to emotional and/or physical distress; makes referrals to programs for medical and/or psychological intervention; ensures adherence to infection control practices; conducts census checks; develops and maintains comprehensive treatment files including treatment plans and progress notes, discharge summaries, crisis intervention and referrals; assists in program development and implementation; assists other staff in performing difficult or hazardous investigations; prepares detailed reports for classification committees and other groups evaluating offender progress; may test and evaluate offenders at any state of correctional process in terms of psychological, educational, vocational, social and medical needs; may be required to coordinate volunteer programs; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may be required to collect urine samples and/or conduct on-site urinalysis to determine offender drug and/or alcohol usage; may educate offenders on substance abuse issues and availability of resources; may escort offenders; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of addictions, recovery and/or relapse prevention; considerable knowledge of sociological and psychological concepts with emphasis on analysis of criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of social, emotional and economic factors which contribute to criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques; considerable knowledge of individual and social factors relating to personal adjustment; knowledge of community resources; knowledge of current correctional practices including inmate classification systems and parole process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and case histories; ability to organize time, set priorities and manage workload; ability to utilize computer software.
Certification from the Connecticut Department of Public Health as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and three (3) years of experience in casework and/or counseling with some work with clients/offenders with behavioral healthcare issues.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to considerable danger of injury or assault by offenders.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.