Reintegration & Recovery Certified Addiction Counselor
Responsible for case management, client treatment, client participation, and discharge planning for the incarcerated Reintegration & Recovery (R&R) clients returning to the community.
- Case Management utilizing intervention, therapy, rehabilitation, support services, and continuing care strategies to the degree indicated by client assessments and needs, which are specific, goal-focused, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-limited.
- Maintains Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) client enrollment and case management compliance, including administrative documentation requirements, assessment and evaluation completion, intake summaries, admission summaries, individualized client service plans, treatment notes, client contact notes, and discharge summaries.
- Assesses and assists clients with discharge and aftercare planning for housing, employment, medical, education, and public services.
- Instructs and conducts substance abuse therapy groups for the R&R Program.
- Responsible for interviewing, referring, follow up, and completion of case management discharges for the pre-released R&R participants.
- Serves as post release contact, monitors, and documents aftercare assistance and transitional planning of clients reintegrating to the community with R&R participants.
- Monitors transitioned clients' compliance with community collaborations, criminal justice mandates, sobriety, independent living, and employment.
- Data entry, statistical gathering, formulation, and documentation for the validation and OBH program compliance.
- Gathers and analyzes statistical information on the El Paso County recidivism rate of former participants of the Reintegration & Recovery Program.
- Assists in strategic planning, research, and documentation for clients' aftercare, current and up to one year after discharge of the Reintegration & Recovery Program.
- Instructs a variety of curriculum specific based on clients' needs.
- Assists with Reintegration & Recovery curriculum development.
- Assists with research and development of possible funds available through grants, organizations, and business partnerships to subsidize the Reintegration & Recovery Program.
- Create and give presentations on the Reintegration & Recovery Program to a variety of organizations and/or individuals.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor's degree in a human behavioral science field, such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, or equivalent work experience in criminal justice or a related field.
- Must be in compliance with the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) standards and in accordance with Addiction Counselor Certification and License Standards.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Must possess ability to exercise discretion and maintain high level of confidentiality.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, drug screen, motor vehicle check, and truth verification examination.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Must actively pursue and/or maintain a current and in good standing Colorado Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) II or CAC III certification.
- Must be a Colorado Registered Psychotherapist (by Office of Behavioral Health) in good standing or ability to become registered within 6 months of hire.
- Prefer instructional certification in Driving with Care Education/Therapy, Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment: Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change, and/or Moral Recognition Therapy.
Work is performed in an office environment to include a detention facility; some travel required. May encounter some hazards to personal safety through contact with potentially violent inmates. Must be available to work variable hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.elpasoco.com For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).
EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER