Counselor (LCDC)

Harris County

Job Description
Position Description The Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor provides counseling services to clients and conducts group counseling, along with individual client meetings. The incumbent prepares treatment plans based on initial assessment of client needs and creates case notes to document sessions. They are responsible for progress reports, monthly summaries and discharge summaries. Duties and Responsibilities: * Conducts group counseling sessions with clients. * Communicates key information with Community Supervision Officers. * Tracks compliance with drug and alcohol testing. * Participates in staffing case with supervisors, peers, and the courts. * Maintains appropriate entries in the electronic systems. * Operates office equipment, computers, phones, etc., necessary for the work. * Completes documentation of daily work activities in relevant databases. * Provides case consultation to Community Supervision Officers regarding clients with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. * Monitors deadlines to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with policy, grant standards, funding and licensure requirements, special conditions of community supervision, and Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) general and substance abuse standards. * Participates in work groups as necessary. * Provides group instruction to clients. * Contributes to and helps create a positive work atmosphere. Other Duties: * Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate. Requirements Education: * Bachelor's Degree in a Psychological or Social Work fieldfrom an accredited college or university Licensure: * Must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) * Must have a valid Texas Class C Automobile Operator's License and must be insurable under the Department's automobile insurance program Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Must meet the minimum requirements for access to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) information Applicants for this position will be subject to a criminal background check that includes being fingerprinted. This applies to any position with network access to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) or access to an area where CJIS is received, maintained or stored either manually or electronically (i.e. custodian, maintenance). Automatic Disqualification: * Convictions, probation, or deferred adjudication for any Felony, and any Class A Misdemeanor * Convictions, probation, or deferred adjudication for a Class B Misdemeanor, if within the previous 10 years * Open arrest for any criminal offense (Felony or Misdemeanor) * Family Violence conviction NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation butONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications. General Information APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT. ONE CERTIFIED ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT AND LICENSE WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE. Position Type and Typical Hours of Work: * Regular Full-Time, 40 hours per week * 5 days per week, 8 hours per day * 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. OR12:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. * Work overtime as required Salary: * $3,806.40 - $4,413.07 /Monthly * $21.96 -$25.46 /Hourly * Commensurate with experience * Based on 26 Pay Periods WorkEnvironment: * While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting. Physical Demands: * The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. * The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear. Reporting Relationships: * Reports To Position:Counseling Supervisor * Supervises Positions: N/A Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards. Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.