Clinical Counselor (LPCC)/AcuDetox Specialist

posted Mar 25, 2019, 1:00 PM by Debra Williams-Baker



Licensed Professional                                       

Clinical Counselor (LPCC)/AcuDetox Specialist


Reports to: Director of Program                                                                                                                       Department: SCCAP   




Under the direction of the Socorro County SCCAP Coordinator, Socorro County is seeking a Part-time Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LADAC)/Acudetox Specialist to assist/administer services for the Socorro County Community Alternatives Program. Responsibilities of the employee shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by DWI Coordinator



  • MS or MBA degree in related field (REQUIRED)
  • Requires NM licensure
  • Experience in providing services within a correctional setting is preferred
  • Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation
  • Ability to utilize discretion and independent judgment.  Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to write reports containing technical information
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with administration subordinates co-workers, and the general public
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful situations



  • A valid NM driver’s license




  • Knowledge of security issues, operations and activities of correctional programs
  • Knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse theory and treatment
  • Certification/License in ACUDETOX/ Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  • Knowledge of a wide range of treatment, training and therapeutic programs, services and techniques
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques; community based programs for substance abuse and other human services
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patient rights
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of social services
  • Knowledge of theory and practices of substance abuse and treat/education programs
  • Knowledge of planning, development, implementation and evaluation of substance abuse treatment/education programs
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written
  • Ability to demonstrate professional maturity, emotional stability and personnel flexibility
  • Ability to administer, evaluate and assess clinical needs program participants
  • Ability to demonstrate management and clinical supervision skills



  • Flexible work hours are required
  • The majority of duties are performed indoors in a temperature controlled environment
  • Indoor working surface is even and may be carpeted or tiled
  • Indoor surface are typically dry and may involve the use of stairs
  • Work hazards or potential work hazards include those of a correctional facility environment with exposure to noise and dangerous situations that could involve serious bodily injury and other health hazards



  • Equipment typically used to perform administrative duties include the telephone, computer, fax machine and photocopy machine
  • Materials and products typically handled in the performance of administrative duties include a wide variety of forms and paperwork, reports, various writing utensils and a wide assortment of other basic office supplies and materials


Position Summary:  LCPP – Counselor, as a part of the treatment team, is responsible for providing standardized ACUDETOX Specialist and counseling/talk therapy, for SCCAP’s Patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions and/or substance abuse disorders. The LPCC – Counselor will work to address other social needs of patients and will utilize area referral sources for needed specialty care, hospitalization, or advance psychiatric assessments and treatments.  


Supervision Exercised:  Oversee treatment team and daily operations of treatment program


Position Responsibilities:   Receives referrals self referred or Court ordered.  

Provide Acudetox services as requested by client and assess the mental and behavioral health status of referred patients. Provide counseling/talk therapy to scheduled patients utilizing professional counseling standards.  Formulates differential diagnosis of mild to moderate mental health conditions and/or substance abuse. Formulates short-term and long-term counseling plans for patients under care. Consults with treatment team and other providers regarding complex patients and regarding prescription medications prescribed by providers. Identify patients with urgent mental health conditions (e.g. suicidal, homicidal, psychotic, etc.) and make appropriate referrals to available emergency or psychiatric treatment facilities.  Provide written document of counseling sessions, assessments, interventions, and recommendations for  providers and to meet requirements for medical records documentation.  Maintain and update professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on special committees.                                                                                                            

Must be computer literate with ability to enter information in the accucare/ADE system and compile reports or data as requested.  Must be able to read, write and speak English. (Bilingual preferred)


Completion of an accredited program with certification and licensure as a ACUDETOX specialist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of New Mexico and License and / or Certification: A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – (LPCC)  At least two years of full-time experience in outpatient mental health counseling preferred. Current CPR, Valid New Mexico Drivers License, Must possess current New Mexico licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Must be able to meet and maintain current New Mexico credentialing and privileging requirements. 

 Performs other duties as assigned. 


 It is understood that this program is funded by grants and contracts from the State of New Mexico and that such funding from year to year is subject of availability of funds from that source