Substance Abuse Counselor

http://SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR Program: Health Center Salary Grade: GS – 17 Supervisor: Substance Abuse Mental Health Director Salary Range: $24.57 –  $29.33

FLSA Status: 1 Exempt 0 Non-Exempt 0 Public Safety Position Type: Regular Full-Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Substance Abuse Counselor shall conduct individual and group counseling sessions, education sessions, organize youth groups for diversion activities, maintain a professional office, maintain accurate records, and prepare court reports, as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Conduct professional substance abuse counseling and education sessions 2. Maintains the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the patient’s care and information. 3. Report and document all depositions of individual and family cases. 4. Maintain accurate records of all sessions and activities. 5. Provide referrals to clients for medical, social, welfare, and psychological needs. 6. Provide counseling services to individuals, families and groups. 7. Write professional reports and assessment as required to the court and probation officials. 8. Facilitate all necessary paperwork to enter eligible and approved clients into substance abuse treatment. 9. Performs drug screening drug and alcohol tests on clients. 10. Responsible for providing video presentations and lectures to schools, or other appropriate settings. Provide prevention counseling for court designated youth. 11. Assist in organizing youth activities. 12. Participate in Child Protective Team, committee, staff, and other meetings, as requested. 13. Present written reports, report activities and caseloads to the Health Services Director on a monthly basis. 14. Administer program and grant activities in a timely manner and within budget. Review and analyze budget reports, and prepare and develop budgets and modifications. Prepare and submit required reports to Tribal administration and funding agencies in a timely manner. 15. Submit proper reporting forms to the Indian Health Services. 16. Enter case encounters in the CDMIS reporting system. 17. Submit periodic equipment inventory lists. 18. Follow all appropriate laws and accepted ethical standards. 19. Perform other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 1. A preferred candidate possesses an undergraduate degree in psychology, psychiatry, or related field. 2. Must be, or be in the process of becoming a State Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. 3. Must have at least two (2) years’ experience in counseling field. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

1. THIS POSITION REQUIRES COMPLIANCE WITH THE INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT PUBLIC LAW 101-630; 25 CODE of FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 63 – INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION; CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1990, EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS; and EXECUTIVE ORDER 12968, ADJUDICATIVE GUIDELINES AND THEREFORE MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE START EMPLOYMENT.

2. This position requires that the candidate be a mandated reporter.

3. This position may be required to travel to treatment sites 4. Must be able to communicate very well verbally and in concise, professional, written reports. 5. Must be able to work with American Indian people on an individual and group basis.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference; Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies. Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with. U.S. Veteran’s Preference; Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies. Equal Opportunity Employer; The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law. Drug Free Workplace; The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens. Background Checks; All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy. Position Description Limitations; this position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change. This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.

EMPLOYEE RECEIPT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I have received a copy of this approved position description. I have read this position description (or had it read to me), and I understand all my job duties and responsibilities. I further understand that my duties may change on a temporary or regular basis according to the needs of the Tribe without it being specifically included in the position description. I will be notified of these changes in writing and have an opportunity to ask any questions with my immediate supervisor or Human Resources. I understand that all evaluations and any pay increases will be based on my ability to perform the duties outlined in this position description. I have discussed any questions I may have about this position description prior to signing this form. Employee Signature: Date: Witness Signature: Date: This acknowledgment will be placed in the employee’s personnel file. This position closes on 3-19-2021 at 5:00pm.

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