Correctional Addictions Therapist I
Performs professional and technical case management related work and/or counseling/therapy in the implementation of an Intensive Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (IRT), Short term Residential Substances Abuse Treatment (STIRRT), and/or Aftercare programs.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Receives administrative supervision from the Correctional Services Manager, CAC related clinical supervision from the Substance Abuse Team Leader, and overall clinical direction from the Clinical Director.
- Conduct a variety of substance abuse, cognitive restructuring, mental health (if qualified), and life skills groups delivered to participants of the IRT, STIRRT, and Aftercare programs.
- Conduct individual substance abuse treatment sessions, cognitive restructuring, mental health (if qualified), and life skills sessions delivered to participants of IRT, STIRRT, and Aftercare programs.
- Conduct Substance Abuse Evaluations on prospective and actual participants in IRT, STIRRT and/or Aftercare programs.
- Participate in the selections and screening of referrals for placement.
- Facilitate the development and implementation of the treatment milieu in the IRT, STIRRT, and aftercare programs.
- Collaborate with Mental Health Therapist and contracted clinicians on unified treatment programs and evaluation of suspected co-morbid conditions.
- Participate in Community Corrections team efforts; assist with other Community Corrections programs as required; collaborate with and assist other Community Corrections staff as required.
- Participate in file audits to monitor adherence to ADAD treatment and facility standards, as well as DCJ and Community Corrections policies and standards.
- Develop treatment plans and updates as indicated. Complete aftercare recommendations for clients on caseload.
- Coordinate client mental health assessments and on-going treatment with contracted psychiatric and mental health staff. Administer and score mental health instruments for contract mental health staff.
- Conduct periodic in-house trainings for staff on latest developments in substance abuse/mental health/co-occurring treatment for offenders.
- Oversee data entry of demographics, response to treatment, and post-treatment outcomes. Initiate gathering of post-treatment outcome data from referring agencies.
- Conduct case management activities for assigned clients including, but not limited to, administering and scoring client assessments; monitoring compliance with sentence given by the courts; making appropriate treatment referrals; the completion of monthly program reports, termination reports, and the development and review of treatment plans; and facilitating effective communication with other professionals involved in clients supervision and/or treatment.
- Initiate and maintain current, accurate, and complete case documentation including Arrival and Termination reports, Performance Review Summaries, Progress Reports, chronological case notes and logs, incident reports, affidavits, court reports, and other written documents and correspondence, and aftercare recommendations.
- Conduct safety and security activities including random client body searches, room and facility searches and inspections, supervision and collection of urine specimens, verification of client location and activities in and outside the facility, resident counts, and emergency drills consistent with policy.
- Initiate and complete escape procedures and notification including communication with law enforcement personnel; data collection; inventorying, and securing of resident possessions.
- Attend and participate in department staff meetings and required training.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Current evidence-based offender treatment modalities for co-occurring disorders, mental health, and substance abusing clients.
- Development of treatment, relapse prevention, and aftercare plans.
- ADAD and DCJ standards and rules.
- Record keeping and reporting procedures.
- Current corrections' trends and practices.
- Offender management and treatment.
- Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
- Apply policies and procedures in performing assigned duties.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Work flexible hours, which may include working weekends, holidays, and varied shifts.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Provide professional customer service to clients and the public.
- Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely, in verbal and written form.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Demonstrate strong commitment to department goals and mission.
- Manage multiple priorities and program components.
- Exhibit positive leadership skills, including the ability to work on a team, take initiative, and work independently under stressful situations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- A minimum of two years experience providing substance abuse treatment in an adult correctional setting, adult or youth community diversion program, or related area.
- Experience with co-occurring treatment.
- Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Development, Criminal Justice, or related field.
- All required and elective CAC required coursework and clinical experience for CAC II
- Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Certified Addiction Counselor II (CACII).
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, Adult and Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications by date of hire.