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Substance Abuse Counselor

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N.C. Department of Health and Human Services


Caswell, ME

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Overall Job Objective Description of Work ***ANTICIPATED VACANCY******THIS IS A REPOST.  PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY***Time limited position- 24 months with potential adjustments to grant periodSalary Grade: 66      Recruitment Range: $34,190.00 - $53,063.00The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the largest state agency with 26,000 employees, is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation.If you are looking for a rewarding career, please consider the Substance Abuse Counselor opportunity with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS).  This position is located in the Adult Correct & Juvenile justice Division of the DPS Alcohol Chemical Dependency Program. This is  Time Limited full time position (40 hours per week) with state benefits including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays. This position is located at Dan River Prison Work Farm but could also work out of Roxboro Satellite Training  Center in Blanch, NC (Caswell County).  The Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Program (ACDP) staff plan, administers and coordinates chemical dependency screening and substance use disorder treatment services within the Department of Public Safety.  Substance Abuse Counselors are the front line for the prison treatment programs for ACDP.  They develop, implement and coordinate treatment plans for each client.  Other responsibilities include: intake, assessment, gathering social histories, conducting treatment progress evaluations, documenting in OPUS and preparing discharge summaries.  SAC's also assist clients in developing recovery plans and community support, as well as maintaining appropriate participation and progress in attaining treatment goals.NOTE: AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT CONSIDERING HIRING AT THE TRAINEE LEVEL AND THEREFORE ONLY THOSE WHO MEET THE FULL REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR WILL BE CONSIDERED.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies Listed below are the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) associated with this position. These KSA's, along with the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements listed, are required in order to be deemed eligible for the position.  Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:Demonstrated knowledge of substance use disorder treatment and the recovery process.  Demonstrated knowledge of practical applications of substance use disorder treatment and program approaches, group dynamics, crisis intervention and family therapy. Knowledge of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other community resources.  Demonstrated skills in evaluation and screening clients for appropriate treatment and formulation of obtainable treatment goals and plans. Knowledge of concise documentation of treatment progress.    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Credentialed as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) or as a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP),(or an equivalent credential from a governing authority recognized by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board) to practice under the provisions of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Act. Minimum education and experience requirements for a trainee appointment: registered with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board in pursuit of credentialing as a (CSAC); or registered w/ the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board in pursuit of credentialing as a CCJP. Individuals in pursuit of either credential in this job class shall have five years to complete the process. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Supplemental and Contact Information The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply.  DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals.  Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.  Online applications are only accepted through Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form.  Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.  During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.  If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements. The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N.C. Department of Public Safety. 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.  To create an account please follow this link for instructions Contact Information: Veronica N. Watson (919) 457-1239   

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency in state government responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for special populations including individuals who are deaf, blind, developmentally disabled and mentally ill, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.

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