Drug/Alcohol Counselor

Canon City, CO

Posted: 11/10/2023 Job Number: 23-13583 Pay Rate ($): 41.0

Job Description

Health Advocates Network is seeking a Drug/Alcohol Counselor to work at a facility in Canon City, Colorado. This is a registry position with our company.

Pay Rate: $41 - $44 / hour

Job Details:
  • 8: 00am-5: 00pm Monday-Thursday
  • 3-6+ month contract
Job Duties:
  • Serves as consultant for unit staff regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Monitors inmate treatment and documentation to assure compliance with standards and to assure continuity of care
  • Assures accurate Information System behavioral health needs levels, and provides group, brief, and individual treatment
  • Provides clinical direction to non-clinical staff in behavioral health care and treatment of inmates
  • Assures continuity of care for inmates by making appropriate referral and providing necessary information and documentation for receiving units, facilities, or agencies
  • Provides crisis intervention in conjunction with clinical standards regarding mental health professional privilege level
  • Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive inmate behavioral health records
  • Communicates directly with inmates regarding their behavioral health care such as consequences of maladaptive behavior and desired and undesirable effects of prescribed behavioral health medication
  • Listens to inmate concerns and provides counseling and direction
  • Communicates to advise, counsel, inform and/or guide staff within the clinical unit, the facility, clinical and administrative supervisors and outside agencies to ensure continuity and direction of behavioral health care
  • Communicates and responds to complaints, problems, transfers, classifications, and inmate behavioral management issues
  • Responsible for maintaining standards of the program or work unit through compliance with all applicable professional, departmental, organizational and unit standards
  • Promotes and is accountable for the safety and security of the clinical and correctional environment through conscientious observations, and sensitive item contraband control.
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Addictions Counselor.
  • Must have experience in drug and/or alcohol counselling.
If interested, please apply through this job post. You may send a copy of your most recent resume. If you have any questions, please feel free to call at 800-928-5561 and ask to speak with Isaiah Monday-Friday.

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