- Job date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 01:18:27 GMT
- Expected salary: $33960 – 57493 per year
- Job title: Substance Abuse Counselor at Lumberton Correctional Institution
- Company: State of North Carolina
- Location: Lumberton, NC
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, parental leave, and paid holidays. It is located at Lumberton Correctional Institution in Lumberton, 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.
- 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.
The typical work schedule is four 10-hour shifts, Monday – Thursday.
Note to Current State Employees:
The salary grade for this position is GN08. 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.
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.
About Lumberton Correctional Institution:
Located in Lumberton, NC, it is a medium custody facility housing up to 768 male offenders. Inmates may be classified and assigned to one of five custodial levels: close, medium, minimum I, minimum II and minimum III. The classification levels are in descending order of perceived public safety risks presented by the inmate. Inmates in close custody present the highest risk while inmates in minimum III generally present the least risk.
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 attachments in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click on this for additional information.
To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:
- Documented experience providing group and individual counseling.
- Ability to conduct assessments, treatment, and discharge planning.
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 Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) or as a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) to practice under the provisions of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Act.
Please Note: Applicants possessing one of these credentials from a governing authority recognized by the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board will also 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.
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- 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.
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For permanent appointments:
State of North Carolina employees have the opportunity to participate in a compelling array of benefits to enhance their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave, to name a few. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/week for participation. To find out about these, and other programs, please visit our Employee Benefits page:
For temporary, contract or other supplemental staffing appointments:
**There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.**