Substance Abuse Counselor 1 - Sheriff's Office
$35,300 - $80,000
Job Description and Requirements:
  • Definition:

    Under direction of Supervising Counselor Penal Institution, does field and office work to provide intake, outreach and aftercare counseling services; as well as other related duties as required. Work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or as approved by the Supervisor.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Assists in the development of preliminary treatment and rehabilitation plans

    Alone or in a team, participates in interviews with clients

    Participates in case, diagnostic and progress conferences

    Investigates and verifies pertinent facts and information necessary for an effective treatment plan

    Attends and takes part in conferences, training institutes, and meetings concerned with programs and activities of the unit

    Develops working relationships with involved agencies such as welfare departments, the police, courts, probation and parole officers, schools, clinics, hospitals, physicians, lawyers, clergy and employers. Assists with discharge planning

    Assists in referred inmates with in-patient placement according to policies and procedures. Demonstrates proficiency with all aspects of the referral process

    Maintains an assigned caseload of clients and provides necessary group or individual counseling

    Plans and conducts informal group discussions and classes designed to encourage participation, within the bounds of the discipline and with a view toward the development of positive attitudes, cooperative relationships, and social reeducation and adjustments

    Plans and conducts formal group discussions on a variety of subjects

    Develops appropriate curricula on Substance Abuse, Dependency and related topics

    Assists with group and recreational activities of the program and stimulates interest in and cooperation with social and educational programs

    Provides personal counsel to individual inmates on problems relation to social behavior, personal relationships addiction

    Performs other duties during emergencies as required

    Prepares reports and routine correspondence

    Maintains records and files. Within the team, maintains adequate inventory of class handouts and materials

    Meets deadlines, prepares necessary reports

    Assists with maintaining the general cleanliness and orderliness of the work area

    Properly cares for and operates all machines and equipment, including but not limited to computer terminals, telephones, photocopiers, fascimile and shredder

    Assures all deadlines are met

    Assists with on the job training for any new employees and interns assigned to the Substance Abuse Unit

    Please be advised that all Monmouth County positions are on-site. There are no provisions to work remotely.

How to apply:
  • Individuals will only be considered if they possess the minimum requirements listed above.
  • All applicants: In order to be considered for a job opening, an Application for Employment must be completed for each position. Resumes may be attached but are not considered as substitution for a fully completed job application form.
  • Mail: Completed applications referencing the job title code on the application to: County of Monmouth, Human Resources Department, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Phone: To request a Job Application be mailed to you, call 732-431-7300
  • In Person: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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