- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,106.00-$70,201.00 Yearly
The Alcohol and Drug (A/D) Professional Counselor Provisional is the entry level of work, at the non-licensed Master’s Degree level, counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation. Employees in this classification do not supervise other Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
Employees in this classification receive close supervision from an Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Supervisor or other supervisor approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Employees in this classification may be required to work evenings and weekends. The work is performed in State addictions programs located in State institutions, facilities and offices including inpatient and outpatient facilities, halfway house facilities and community-based programs.
Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the classification specification.
The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Provisional and Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor are differentiated on the basis of license and supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Provisional is non-licensed and learns to perform duties under close supervision. The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor is licensed and performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.
Learns to provide counseling and case management services to clients with substance use disorders with the most complex problems as defined by standard treatment criteria;
Learns to advocate for client services, collaborate with other disciplines involved in providing client treatment and coordinate all treatment activities with services provided to the client by other resources;
Learns to provide group counseling to clients with substance use disorders;
Learns to evaluate client progress in implementing the treatment plan and to make appropriate changes to ensure progress;
Learns to screen clients with substance use disorders and to determine the most appropriate initial course of action with regard to substance treatment;
Learns to assess clients with substance use disorders to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating client progress;
Learns to develop client treatment plans and strategies to obtain the desired treatment outcomes;
Learns to make referrals to facilitate the client's use of available support systems and community resources in response to needs identified in clinical evaluation;
Learns to identify and respond to clients in crises;
Learns to provide life skills education relevant to the recovery process to clients with substance use disorders, their families, and community groups;
Learns to document client information in accordance with accepted principles of client record management;
Learns to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development;
Performs other related duties.
Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.
Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; specific Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.
This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions. Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.
This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit as indicated by the designation of S (supervisor), M (manager), T (agency head), U (Board or Commission member), W (student), X (Used by agency or excluded by executive order), or Z (confidential). As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.
Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation. An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.