Substance Abuse Counselor

State Of North Carolina Taylorsville , NC 28681

Posted 1 week ago

Description of Work

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with State Benefits including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, parental leave, and paid holidays. This position is located at Alexander Correctional in Taylorsville, NC. This position currently requires some work to be done out of the District 1 Admin Office in Advance, NC.

Substance Abuse Counselors are the front line of prison treatment programs in the Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency Program. Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing, implementing, and coordinating treatment plans for each client.

  • Conducting intake and assessments of clients and gathering social histories.

  • Conducting treatment progress evaluations.

  • Facilitating group therapy.

  • Documenting information in OPUS (an internal electronic system).

  • Preparing discharge summaries.

  • Assisting clients in developing recovery plans and community support as well as maintaining appropriate participation and progress in attaining treatment goals.

Applicants must possess a current certification from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board to qualify for this position.

Applicants must pass a background check to be eligible for this job

The typical work schedule is M-T 10 hours (40 hours per week).

Note to Current State Employees:

The current salary grade for this position is NC10. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY result. As of June 1, 2022, promotional priority and RIF priority will be determined based on the new salary grade.

About the Section:

The Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Program (ACDP) plans, administers, and coordinates chemical dependency screening and substance use disorder treatment services within the NC Department of Public Safety.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. (Note: These links were created for applicants of Dept. of Public Safety jobs and may not reflect the policies or procedures of other State agencies.)

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Experience providing group and individual counseling

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications: Credentialed as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), or as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist

  • Associate (LCAS-A), or in an equivalent credential from a governing authority recognized by the NC Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board

NOTE:To obtain certified status in the CADC credential, one must complete three years of counseling under the supervision of a licensed professional and satisfy these requirements of the NC Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board. Out-of-state applicants with similar credentials from an IC&RC Member Board will also be considered.

In addition, applicants possessing one of these credentials from a governing authority recognized by the NC Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board will be considered:

  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws, and Executive Orders. We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.

DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214 Member-4 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their applications.

  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an unofficial transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.

  • If applying for a position certified through the NC Department of Justice

  • Criminal Justice Standards Division, click this link for specific certification requirements: Correctional & Probation/Parole Officer Certification.
  • The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the US Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape." Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety: PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification.

For technical issues with your application, please call the GovernmentJobs.com Applicant Support Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Danielle Lockley at danielle.lockley@ncdps.gov


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Substance Abuse Counselor

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