Licensed Alcohol Drug/Addiction Counselor (LADAC) Part Time

posted Oct 4, 2018, 7:56 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Licensed Alcohol Drug/Addiction Counselor (LADAC)                   Job Code:              405

Division:          Program Services                                                                       Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Community Alternatives Programs                                               Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of full performance level, licensed professional duties related to the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of groups and individuals, providing counseling through the Drug Courts and the County Alternatives Program. Provides documentation of treatment progress according to licensure requirements.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general administrative and managerial direction of the Community Alternatives/DWI Program Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Diagnosis Alcohol Drug/Addiction and establishes a treatment plan. Provides therapeutic mental health and substance abuse treatment services; counsels and advises individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug or other problems related to addition; completes intakes, assessments, and levels of recommended care according to various assessment tools.

 

2.        Assesses and diagnosis clients; determines what kind of treatment to offer, making treatment plans with measurable objectives; assists with accessing additional services for clients; works with outside agencies to obtain services for clients.

 

3.        Provides ongoing analysis of treatment and education and develops programming to be consistent with best practices for evidence based treatment modalities; counsels with individuals, families, couples, or groups; engages in prevention programs; assists with coordinating preventative treatment programs.

 

4.        Provides written and verbal communication with the courts, allied agencies, and case managers on client’s progress in treatment; documents treatment plans and case progress.

 

5.        Performs other related duties as required.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

                A.         Graduation from college with a Master’s degree with course background in Addiction Counseling;

 

AND

                B.         Six (6) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties;

 

OR

C.         An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V; abnormal psychology, mental health, alcoholism and drug abuse; methods of treatment for mental health disorders and/or alcohol and drug abuse problems; agencies and organizations that provide services to persons with mental health disorders, alcohol, and drug abuse; principles and techniques of behavior assessment and modifications; psychotherapeutic techniques and methods; crises intervention techniques, ethical issues related to counseling and patient rights; Diagnostic Services Manual for Mental Disorders; professional treatment standards and appropriate client and staff boundaries;  relationships between various factors affecting program services, such as economic, political, sociological, legal, etc.; county operations and inter-relationships of county departments; general office maintenance and practices; business and technical writing; interpersonal communication skills; public relations. Some knowledge of the art of negotiation and conflict management.

 

 

Some skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

 

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Ability to tactfully and effectively work with treatment agencies and with other organizations that interface with the alcohol treatment of mental disorders and substance abuse service systems; exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;  develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

                Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration. Must be a Licensed Alcohol Drug Addiction Counselor (LADAC). Must pass a background investigation and complete training, maintain job knowledge through continuing education related to alcohol and drug abuse.

               

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting (30 lb).  Essential functions generally require communications such as talking, hearing and seeing.  Rapid work speed required to perform keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving. Periodic local travel is essential to job performance. Some exposure to threat of injury and stress associated with youth and adult legal offenders.

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