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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company: PermiaCare
Location: Odessa
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Would you like to work for an agency that makes a difference in the lives of people in your community every day? Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and use your talents and skills to help others. Work one on one and as part of a team with kids or adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, HIV or substance abuse diagnoses, assist from behind the scenes in any one of our administrative departments, or provide necessary support for the direct care staff. Be an asset to your community while getting paid for it!The Substance Abuse Counselor provides counseling services to individuals seeking detoxification and Intensive Residential Treatment. Provides assessment, individual counseling, group therapy, screening, information and education to persons requesting help with substance use disorder and document services. Document all services in CMBHS and the electronic health record.Education Required: High School Diploma or GED and must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern or Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Applicants with a Bachelors Degree in chemical dependency counseling, sociology, psychology, or a major approved by the department as one related to human behavior and development will be required to apply for LCDC intern status within 1 month of employment.Experience Required: Working experience in the field of substance abuse treatment and demonstrated proficiency in basic computer usage. Applicants with an above listed Bachelors Degree must be willing to obtain Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern or full licensure within 45 days of employment.Position Requirements: Valid Driver's License, proof of auto insurance, and insurable through PermiaCare. Required to pass criminal history and background checks as well as pre-employment drug screen.Full Time/Part Time: Full-time positionSalary: $18.96 per hour for LCDC intern; $42,579 per year for LCDC. Sign on bonus may be available.PermiaCare is a public agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to persons experiencing mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. We deliver high quality services to eight counties in Texas, serving the community as effectively and efficiently as we can. PermiaCare provides four main services: Mental Health (MH) Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services, and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services.PermiaCare knows that quality healthcare is important to maintaining a healthy life and providing proper care for your family. Health insurance through BCBS is provided free of charge to each full-time employee at PermiaCare, with the ability to purchase coverage for your family. Dental, vision, Colonial and AFLAC offerings are also available through payroll deductions for any PermiaCare employee for themselves and their family. Retirement, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Time Off, Long Term Disability and Workers Compensation benefits are also covered by the agency. PermiaCare provides training and development through New Employee Orientation and ongoing training requirements. Educational assistance is also provided for qualified employees.PermiaCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and State laws pertaining to employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.PM22PI202067966

Keywords: PermiaCare, Midland , Substance Abuse Counselor, Other , Odessa, Texas

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