Chemical Dependency Counselor - NCCW/SAU

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State of Nebraska
Job Title: Chemical Dependency Counselor - NCCW/SAU
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $17.07/Hour
Location: York, Nebraska
Department: Correctional Services, Department of
Requisition #: 201500032
Position #: 04608891
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Under limited supervision, provides advanced professional counseling and treatment for chemically dependent residents of a state owned/operated facility. Incumbents of this class perform independently receiving minimal supervision/direction through conferences/staff meetings with the supervisor. Incumbents may be responsible for coordination of the activities of other chemical dependency counselors.
NE Correctional Center for Women/York, NE
Work schedule: To be determined
Become a corrections professional:
Examples of Work:
Facilitate educational, individual, and/or group counseling sessions related to substance abuse. Plan, review, and revise inmate programs/treatment plans; complete parole progress reports/personalized plans,program involvement data; maintain written documentation, files, and reports; serve on assigned committees; perform evaluations/personal history reviews; plan follow up treatment services for clients.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Nebraska license as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor.
PREFERRED: Experience working with an incarcerated population; work experience in substance abuse treatment area. Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science field preferred.
OTHER: PLADCs will be considered at lesser salary. Proof of licensure and transcripts required prior to appointment. Successful completion of a thorough background check. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program. Employees in this class are subject to random drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse, dependence or disorders; principles, methods and techniques of counseling; communication techniques; federal, state, and institution policies, procedures, rules and regulations; physical and mental problems of clients with alcohol and drug abuse, dependence or disorders; treatment plan format and development; methods and resources available for educating clients in chemical dependency; personality tests. Skill in individual and group counseling; communicating effectively; screening, assessment and diagnosis; managing conflict; diffusing anger and maintaining a controlled environment. Ability to present information in an organized fashion; keep accurate and organized records; conduct research; score, evaluate, and interpret personality tests.

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