Substance Abuse Counselor

State Of Indiana Richmond , IN 47374

Posted 2 months ago

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Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.

At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric, and chemical dependency treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.

Salary Inforamation:

This position starts at $26,702.00 annually, but is compensatable with experience.

About the Job:

The Substance Abuse Counselor provides substance abuse information and counseling at a state operated facility.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Interacts professionally with residents, offenders and other facility staff.

  • Teaches substance abuse concepts in both large and small group settings.

  • Provides case management at a state facility.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to perform duties related to mental health illness concepts and behaviors.

  • Assumes the role of Unit Coordinator and performs in that capacity as needed.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) or Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) required.

  • Knowledge of treatment of substance abuse and addiction with components of mental illness

  • Case management skills and ability to develop and implement treatment plans;

  • Ability to complete paperwork requirements in a timely fashion

  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

  • Basic computer skills in order to handle email and computer generated forms

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages

  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)

  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)

  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

  • Group life insurance

  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off

  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs

  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years

  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • New Parent Leave

  • Free Parking

  • Free LinkedIn Learning

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Substance Abuse Counselor

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