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Addiction Counselor FCC/FTC

Annual Salary: $35,871.36-$40,971.36
Why you'll love this position:
A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It's a calling. Corrections employees transform lives, equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. More than 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. We want to make sure they're good neighbors.
We offer great benefits!
Missouri State Employee Retirement System / Deferred compensation plan / Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family) / Paid life insurance / Long-term disability insurance / Cafeteria plan / Paid holidays / 10 hours annual leave per month / 10 hours sick leave per month / Uniforms provided when required / Pre-service and in-service training / Access to credit union / Direct deposit of paycheck (required) / Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives / MOST 529 College Savings Program
The Department of Corrections is the only State agency that currently offers a guaranteed 1% pay increase for every two years of service up to 20 years!
What you'll do:
  • Provides individual/group counseling/therapeutic intervention/educational classes to clients and family members to assist them in recognizing problems/causal factors related to substance use disorders and developing healthy, alternative coping behavior
  • Develops/revises/implements treatment/rehabilitation plans with clients to assist in remaining substance-free and coping with social/marital/legal/financial/employment problems
  • Maintains a caseload of clients with substance use disorders within correctional setting and performs assessments of clients' needs/motivations/backgrounds; prepares substance use biopsychosocial assessment summaries
  • Interviews clients/family members/others to gather information for treatment team; explains program methods/objectives to obtain cooperation in rehabilitation process
  • Participates on a multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop and implement treatment/rehabilitation plans
  • Participates in on-the-job training/workshops/seminars and performs follow-up activities for clients' aftercare to obtain recovery support groups/counseling/housing/ employment assistance/vocational training
  • Completes progress reports/evaluations according to agency/program requirements; reviews policies and procedures
  • Exercises independence within established facility/agency policies under the supervision of a higher-level counselor; work reviewed by conferences/reports/observations; performs other related work as assigned

All you need for success:
Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Counseling, Rehabilitation, Criminal Justice, Education, or a closely related field (Experience in social work, corrections case management, probation and parole case management, nursing, counseling, or a closely related area may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated education)
*Starting salary will be based on additional professional counseling experience*
All requested documents MUST be received by the closing date listed.
The Missouri Department of Corrections is proud to have a tradition of promotion from within for employees looking for and seeking distinctive career paths. As you work for the department, we invite you to consider your goals and make choices to actively head toward them. We seek to recognize employees who serve with distinction.
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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.