ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR PROVISIONAL
|Department||DJS Western Region - State Operated Facilities|
|Date Opened||9/3/2019 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/24/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$56,417.00 - $69,505.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Linda Padgett|
LOCATION OF POSITION
MD Department of Juvenile Services
Backbone Mountain Youth Center
Route 1, 124 Camp 4 Road
Swanton, MD 21561
The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Provisional is the entry level of work, at the noncertified Master's degree level counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation, under close supervision from a clinical supervisor approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
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.
Education: A Master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services counseling field from an accredited college or university approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists or completion of a program of studies judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and training.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience providing substance abuse counseling to clients.
Experience creating treatment plans.
Experience performing intakes and assessments for admission to alcohol and drug counseling programs.
Case management experience.
Experience in crisis intervention.
Letter of Authorization to practice as a trainee from MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists – if you possess a Letter of Authorization, please upload it with your application or fax it to Linda Padgett at 410-333-4188.
Possession of a CAC-AD or CSC-AD from MD Board of Professional Counselors. If you possess a CAC-AD or CSC-AD please upload it with your application or fax it.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2. Employees must successfully obtain certification or licensure from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as either a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.
3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application and copy of other documentation to show how you meet qualifications to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license/certificate to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
One Center Plaza
120 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Attn: Linda Padgett
Fax number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay
Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.
The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.
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