Senior Addiction Counselor

General summary

This is a professional position responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination, and direction of a treatment or rehabilitation program within a correctional or other treatment setting for individuals with substance use disorders.  Maintains a caseload of clients and provides individual counseling and assessments, develops and implements treatment plans, and participates in case conferences.  May function as a lead worker to lower-level staff.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level:  Knowledge of agency and facility policies and procedures pertaining to the treatment/rehabilitation of individuals with substance use disorders.   Ability to manage a client caseload, and provide guidance to lower-level staff.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade