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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM LEADER

at Arkansas Government Job in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM LEADER

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Req ID: 12615

Location:

Texarkana, AR, US, 71854

Category: DEPT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,155.00

Position Number: 22125298

County: Miller

Posting End Date: 10/13/2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,155.00

Location: Southwest AR Center – Texarkana

Applicant must have a bachelor degree in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice or a related field.

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to be a public safety resource for Arkansas families by providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders.

Position Information

Class Code: M048C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00

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.

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.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 Qualifications

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.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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Job Posting: JC194377184

Posted On: Oct 09, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021