• Substance Abuse Counselor

    General

    Date: January 21, 2021

    General Description:

    Work under general supervision of the Substance Abuse Director and other supervisory personnel as assigned and delegated by the Director. Accept counseling referrals from various sources. Set goals and objectives of treatment for each client. Refer clients to sources of more intense treatment, when necessary. Assist clients and their families regain a positive lifestyle.


    Essential Functions:
    1. Be capable and willing to counsel with the abuser of Alcohol and / or Drugs relating to them the possible results if they continue the abusive use of alcohol or drugs.
    2. Be able to conduct an interview with potential clients and assist them in determining a program of recovery.
    3. Provide the leadership in organizing and management of group treatment similar to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
    4. Be capable of pursuing an academically oriented course of instruction in the field of Substance Abuse.
    5. Establish and maintain a cordial working relationship with the various Service Providing Agencies, including Public Health Department, Hospitals, Doctors, Ministers, and other responsible citizens.
    6. The ability to meet and discuss with legal and law enforcement agencies and others, the Substance Abuse program objectives.
    7. Provide supportive services for families of abusers of drugs and alcohol as required. These may include counseling, housing, food, energy assistance, etc.
    8. Provide services related to the area’s residential program.
    9. Maintain accurate, up-to-date case files on all clients served.

    Nonessential Functions:

    Other duties as may be assigned.


    Authority and Accountability:

    The incumbent is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of the responsibilities assigned within the restrictions of applicable policies and instructions, and is fully accountable to the CRDC Executive Director for their performance.


    Qualifications & Education:
    • High School Degree/GED or equivalent
    • If recovering, the incumbent must have a minimum of one year of continuous sobriety and abstention.
    • At least one year of experience in working with anti-poverty programs for others is preferred.
    • Knowledge and/or background in substance abuse preferred.
    • Proficient with computers for documentation.

    Work Environment:
    • Must be able to work under stress
    • Moderate office noise (printers, phones, foot traffic)

    Physical Activity:
    • May be asked to lift up to 35 pounds.

    Special Requirements:
    • Must be willing to work in a team environment
    • Reliable Transportation & liability insurance
    • Valid drivers license
    • Direct Deposit
    • Completion of a background check, drug screen

    Public Relations:

    Represent the Agency in activities related to the job


    Authority and Accountability:

    The incumbent is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of the responsibilities assigned within the restrictions of applicable policies and instructions, and is fully accountable to the appropriate Area Supervisor for his / her performance.


    Acknowledgement:

    I understand this job description and its requirements, and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand the job duties may be altered from time to time. I understand CRDC is a drug free workplace and I agree to take a drug/alcohol test prior to my employment and will be periodically subjected to random screenings for drug/alcohol throughout my employment with CRDC.



    To apply, click Apply Online and also send completed applications to our office:

    Email Applications and Resumes to [email protected]
    Applicants may also contact Crowley’s Ridge Development Council Human Resources Office located at:

    2401 Fox Meadow Ln, Jonesboro, AR 72401
    (870)-333-5112

    The position will remain open until filled.

    Crowley’s Ridge Development Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)