Substance Abuse Counselor II

State Of Massachusetts West Boylston , MA 01583

Posted 1 week ago

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OF WORCESTER COUNTY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR II M/F)

I. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide inmates/probationers/parolees with education and information about substance abuse and dependence.

II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

a. To provide drug and alcohol education for inmates

b. To provide education in the areas of stress management, anger management and coping skills

c. To teach Relapse Prevention I and Relapse Prevention II programs

d. To educate inmates about high risk behaviors with the goal of reducing the spread of AIDS, Hepatitis A, B and C, and other sexually transmitted diseases

e. To develop an individualized aftercare plan which identifies problems requiring continuing treatment and service to help the inmate remain drug-free

f. To prepare accurately and maintain as current all required reports and records

g. To foster an atmosphere of cooperation between inmates and staff

h. To observe conduct and behavior of inmates and to report any unusual occurrences to supervisor

i. To work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with others at all times

j. To ensure that inmates sign-in on the required attendance sheet

k. To conduct classes in a professional manner and use only approved materials

l. To observe inmates general condition and refer inmates to the appropriate supportive services i.e. medical, mental health, social services

m. To perform other duties as assigned

n. To report for work on time and appropriately attired

o. To maintain regular attendance

III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Education and Experience:

Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience.

B. Special Requirements:

None.

C. Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing and orally

  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records

  • Ability to talk to others to effectively convey information

  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal and written communication

  • Working skill in the use of personal computers, particularly word processing

  • Working knowledge of support agencies such as Alcoholics Anonymous, etc.

  • Working knowledge in the effects of drugs and alcohol

D. Physical Qualifications:

  • Minimal physical effort demanded when performing functions under typical clinical setting.

  • Frequently required to sit, talk and hear.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

  • IV. JOB ENVIRONMENT:

Clinical setting in prison environment.

V. SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

General supervision by Director of Substance Abuse

VI. SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.


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