Arkansas Government Job SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM LEADER in United States

Summary

The Substance Abuse Program Leader is responsible for selecting and instructing inmate peer counselors and administering substance abuse treatment programs in penal institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Typical Functions

Interviews, selects, and instructs inmate peer counselors and provides supervision and guidance in solving substance abuse related problems of inmates. Completes intakes, assessments, and screenings of applicants and develops master treatment plans and discharge paperwork. Facilitates, conducts, supervises, and participates in classes, seminars, community events, and general meetings. Documents and creates reports based on progress notes, case histories, and mental health charts. Prepares and conducts presentations to various groups on substance abuse programs and may conduct tours of penal facilities. Provides counseling to inmates assigned to the departments alcohol and drug programs. Provides information to CIT regarding substance abuse certification standards, as outlined by Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of behavior patterns and attitudes of incarcerated individuals and substance abusers. Knowledge of substance abuse treatment programs. Knowledge of interviewing and counseling methods and techniques. Knowledge of agency security systems and operations. Ability to select, train, and supervise inmate peer counselors. Ability to prepare lesson plans and conduct classes. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to detect substance abuse among inmates.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or a related field; plus two years of experience in community services counseling. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

The starting salary for this position is $30,713.00. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan. College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be faxed to 870-850-8550 for additional qualification processes. Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications. Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review. The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.