Alcohol And Drug Counselor Ii

Baltimore County
35 per week $49,757 - $62,265 Per year MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule I, Grade 26, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A vacancy exist in the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services.  

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this classification may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, provides diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and skilled counseling to individuals participating in a substance disorder treatment program and provides skilled counseling to individuals with other problems stemming from alcohol or drug abuse such as codependency and children of alcoholics.

  • Interviews and evaluates new clients with complex problems relating to alcohol and other drug use. 
  • Performs specialized evaluations and makes treatment recommendations for the criminal justice and court system. 
  • Conducts specified assessments related to incarcerated individuals and for attorneys. 
  • Prepares and implements treatment plans. 
  • Prepares all necessary forms and reports for the case/medical record.
  • Monitors client progress through the course of treatment, reevaluating and adapting the treatment plan at required intervals. 
  • Monitors dually diagnosed clients and makes referrals to mental health providers as appropriate.
  • Conducts substance use educational programs for clients and other interested parties. 
  • Conducts required assessments for referred individuals. 
  • Leads a variety of counseling groups for individuals in various stages of recovery from substance use or those with related concerns. 
  • Provides individual counseling for complex cases as needed. 
  • Participates in staff conferences and serves as a member of the treatment team. 
  • Maintains medical records and files, including reports of client activities. 
  • Recommends and arranges referrals when necessary.
  • Provides evaluation and individual and group treatment to individuals with substance use disorder who are incarcerated at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
  • Provides re-entry services to include linkage to treatment and other resources for individuals transitioning from the Baltimore County Detention Center to the community.  

Examples of Other Duties
  • Represents the program at meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Possession of a valid Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) certificate, or a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CPC-AD) certificate, or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) certificate, or a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) certificate issued by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) certificate, a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CPC-AD) certificate, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) certificate, or a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) certificate issued by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists is required at the time of application.

Some positions may require possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license.

All licenses and certifications must be maintained throughout employment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.


Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Alcohol and Drug Counselor II
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204


You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.


EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, lifting or other restricted physical activity. Positions may require traveling between work sites.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.


 

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