CONCHO VALLEY CSCD Counselor (CCF) & Intern in SAN ANGELO, Texas

The COUNSELOR works under the guidance of the Program Director and works at least 40 hours per week. The Counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services/classroom instruction and guidance to a resident caseload in the areas of substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues, and life skills within the scope of CCF programming, policies and procedures, and DSHS standards. COUNSELOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Board in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology, sociology, ADAC or related field approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). - Must possess certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor or be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, or Licensed Professional Counselor. - Must possess a solid understanding of the dynamics of the disease of addiction and various program types pertinent to the addictive personality. - Prefer prior working experience in the Criminal Justice System. - Ability to meet the physical demands of the position which may include bending, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. - Ability to work in stressful situations. - Ability to operate various office equipment and equipment needed to assess residents. - Ability to travel as required. - Ability and training to administer CPR and/or first aid in an emergency situation - Have the ability to utilize a personal computer. - Be able to work independently and efficiently. - Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. - Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays. The INTERN Counselor works under the guidance of the Program Director and works at least 40 hours per week. The Intern Counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services/classroom instruction and guidance to a resident caseload in the areas of substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues, and life skills within the scope of CCF programming, policies and procedures, and DSHS standards. INTERN COUNSELOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Board in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology, sociology, ADAC or related field approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). - Must have successfully completed 270 hours of required classroom education per DSHS standards. - Must have successfully completed 300 hours of an on-site practicum per DSHS. - Must possess a solid understanding of the dynamics of the disease of addiction and various program types pertinent to the addictive personality. - Prefer prior working experience in the Criminal Justice System. - Ability to meet the physical demands of the position which may include bending, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. - Ability to work in stressful situations. - Ability to operate various office equipment and equipment needed to assess residents. - Ability to travel as required. - Ability and training to administer CPR and/or first aid in an emergency situation. - Have the ability to utilize a personal computer. - Be able to work independently and efficiently. - Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. - Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ALL POSITIONS: - Must possess a valid Texas Driver s License (if employee is coming to this position from another state, this requirement must be met no later than thirty days following date of employment). - Must have a telephone number at which they can be reached. - Must