This is a new and unique opportunity in Bartholomew County. We are looking for someone with the desire to create a full drug treatment program within our jail to help people move forward in their lives. If you are looking to put your talents to use developing a new program from scratch and see the results you create, this may be for you.
The position will require you to counsel inmates away from the general population and help them with their addiction, find jobs, develop life skills, parenting skills, leadership development, communication skills, and family education. You will be using your skills and experience to create, develop, and implement a program from the beginning stages. There will also be opportunities for you to reach out to provide education programs.
- Develops and maintains appropriate policies and procedures for JATP. Maintains strong professional ethics and knowledge, while understanding and complying with legal and ethical principles of the criminal justice system and social work/counseling ethics.
- Assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of evidence-based programming which includes cognitive behavioral therapy programing that focuses on: life skills, parenting skills, leadership development, communication skills, job preparation, after care plan and family education.
- Provides therapeutic assessments, case management plans, after care plans and discharge summaries in compliance with professional standards on each JATP participant. Assists with data collection and research as needed.
- Provides group counseling for JATP that is based on cognitive behavioral therapy programming. Promotes the goals and objectives of the program and provides individual and group counseling within the scope of practices.
- Implements and maintains monthly family education programing for participants, significant others and family to provide information about substance abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy programming, JATP and community resources in conjunction with the Court Services, Jail Staff, and the Judge, as appropriate.
- Assists with the implementation and maintains monthly alumni program for JATP participants, incorporating program objectives and promoting rehabilitation and accountability.
- Participates in community education programs, including school presentations, and community interactions with JATP in coordination with Court Services.
- Meets regularly with the Judge, Court Services Director, and others are directed by the Courts to assure JATP program objectives and substance abuse issues are addressed effectively within Court’s resources.
- JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Master of Science in Social Work or equivalent social services discipline from an accredited graduate school with minimum of three (3) years post graduate work experience.
- Possession of State licensure as one of the following LCSW, LMHC, with certification as an addiction specialist and/or LCAC.
- Ability to comply with all employer and department hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test.
- Expertise knowledge in addiction treatment methods, and ability to function in and facilitate a variety of treatment modalities, including group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and multi-family group therapy.
- Working knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy programming, with emphasis place on effective assessment, treatment planning and development of aftercare plans.
- Working knowledge of leadership skills with high level of initiative and the ability to work as a liaison with other counselors, case managers, community resources, and Court Services in coordination with Court program goals and objectives.
- Working knowledge of standard office procedures and department computer software programs. The ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.
- Knowledge of budget and grant writing administration and ability to perform arithmetic calculations to assist in preparation of budget and grant applications, as required.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in a written manner with co-workers, other county departments, lawyers, judges, program participants, outside treatment agencies, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversity and disabilities.
- Ability to effectively interview and work with individuals to examine histories, determine appropriate program conditions/treatment levels, coordinate schedules, verify compliance and assist with completion of all program requirements.
- Ability to understand, memorize, retain and carry out oral and written instructions and present findings in oral or written form.
- Ability to compare or observe similarities and differences in data, people and things, compile, collate or classify data, analyze and evaluate data, and make determinations based on data analysis.
Location/Region: Columbus, IN