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Job Title:  SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR 3

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR 3 - 60029356
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

CARSON CITY, NEVADA, US, 89701

Requisition Id:  9022

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR 3 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Division: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

Business Unit: HR-CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 35 

Salary Range: $51,281.28 - $76,170.24 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: ANA MARIA ORNELLAS 

Phone:  775 684-0151 

Email: aornellas@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

 

Substance Abuse Counselors perform professional duties in areas of screening, assessment, case management, education, and treatment of clients and perform related administrative duties and recordkeeping in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors. Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

The Nevada Department of Corrections has a vacancy for a Substance Abuse Counselor III at Warm Springs Correctional Center, in Carson City, Nevada. This position provides direct supervision over the Substance Abuse Programming at WSCC, as well as provides direct clinical work that includes intakes, group facilitation, and individual counseling. Additionally, preforms audits to ensure that we are following EBP, and fidelity to the curricula that we utilize; provide oversight of the therapeutic community activities; work with each institution regarding safety and security matters; and provide advocacy and education regarding programming.

 

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-12_0//

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and two years of experience as a journey level Substance Abuse Counselor which must have included leading treatment teams, conducting clinical counseling, and implementing an established substance abuse program; OR Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and two years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor II in Nevada State service; OR Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and five years as a journey level Substance Abuse Counselor as described above; OR CADC by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and five years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor II in Nevada State service.

 

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

 

Informational Note

Per NAC 641C.280 Substance Abuse Counselors who supervise a certified intern must have Certification as a Supervisor of Alcohol and Drug Interns by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors. Substance Abuse Counselor III positions that supervise Substance Abuse Counselor I positions must have this certification at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Special Requirements

  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • A current, valid credential as Certified Counselor or Licensed Counselor from the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors is required at the time of application and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

 

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

 


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno