Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC/CAS)

Canon City, CO

Posted: 02/19/2024 Job Number: 24-02563 Pay Rate ($): 41.0

Job Description

Health Advocates Network is currently seeking a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC/CAS) to work at a facility in Canon City, CO. These are registry positions with our company.

Pay Rate: $41 / hour

Shift details:
  • Full-time, 4/10s Mon-Thurs or Tues-Fri
Responsibilities include. But are not limited to:

•Serves as consultant tor 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 staffing 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, faciiities, 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 admin istrative Supervisors and outside agencies to ensure Continuity a nd direction Of beh avioral 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 end is accountable tor the safety and security otthe clinical and correctional environment through conscientious Observations, and sensitive item contraband control.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a behavioral health concentration or human services equiva lent. You must attach a copy of your transcripts that contain your name. Name ofthe accredited institution, type of degree received and date degree was conferred.
  • Applicant must have one year Offull.Time experience participating in the delivery of behavioral health treatment in a drug and alcohol program, mental health program, or sex offender program. Work experience less than full time will be prorated.
Special Qualifications:
  • Applicant must possess current. Certification from the a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS). Or a current. Valid license from the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies as an Addiction Counselor Candidate (Client) or a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC).
  • A Master's Or Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution in a behavioral health science Or closely related field will substitute for the Bachelor's Degree and/or required experience on a year-for-year basis. You must attach a copy ofvour transcripts that contain your name. Name of the college. Type of degree received and date degree was awarded.
  • Experience providing addiction treatment substitute for the education requirement on a yeor-for-yaer basis,
Required Competencies:
  • Ability to provide direct behavioral health care to inmates;
  • Ability to provide comprehensive clinieel documentation:
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to colla borate effectively across facility programs and with external stakeholders:
  • Excellent verbal end written communication skills:
  • Must maintain certification/licensure as an addiction counselor;
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of inmates;
  • Strong organizing. Planning and prioritizing skills:
  • Keen ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility;
  • Ability to provide addiction cou nseling as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to be creative when implementing therapeutic interventions;Ability to read and com prehend the English language;
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to create accessible documents and technical content that follows plain language guidelines with accessibility in mind.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • State Service experience providing addiction treatment to incarcerated population;
  • Experience providing addiction treatment to a diverse population;
  • Experience working with highly resistive clients:
  • Experience Administering Standardized Offender Assessment-Revised (SOA-R) Assessments:
  • Experience providing addiction counseling in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
If interested, please apply through this job post. You may fax a copy of your most recent resume to 877-858-623. If you have any questions, please feel free to call at (800) 928-5561 and ask to speak with Isaiah (Monday-Friday 8: 30 AM-5: 00 PM PST).

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