Substance Use Counselor

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TEAP Specialist
Reports To: Health & Wellness Director Department: Health & Wellness

Primary Position Objectives
Prepare and facilitate group sessions with students enrolled in the center's TEAP program. Schedule and facilitate student activities related to the center's TEAP program. Conduct weekly presentations for all new students regarding TEAP services, prevention, education, intervention, and Job Corps policies.

Position Responsibilities
Must possess current state Drug and Alcohol Counselor certification/licensure OR classify as Counselor in training (CIT) and be within 18 months of completion
Provide a minimum of a 1-hour interactive presentation on substance use prevention for all new students during the Career Preparation Period
Schedule and conduct at least three annual center-wide substance use prevention and education activities
Participate in clinical consultation with Center Director, management staff, Center Mental Health Consultant, and Health and Wellness Manager regarding substance use related prevention and education efforts for students and staff
Reviews Social Intake Form (SIF) or intake assessment of all students performed by counseling staff within 1 week of arrival
Collaborate with the Center Mental Health Consultant to determine when a MSWR or medical separation is appropriate and should be recommended for a student with substance use conditions
Provide individual and group intervention services with a focus on behaviors that represent employability barriers
Assist in developing Center operating procedures for program components related to alcohol and other drug testing and intervention
Develop and monitor student intervention plans and documents progress in student’s health record
Conduct ongoing counseling and support groups to include an introduction to the self-help process for intervention students
Work with the Center Mental Health Consultant, Center physician, wellness staff, counselors, and other non-health staff

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