The Outpatient Correctional Clinician will provide substance use counseling services to offenders in the NH Department of Corrections Facility (NHDOC, site to be determined by NHDOC, Concord/ Goffstown). Will work closely with the NHDOC staff to coordinate substance use program services and provide information for case management/records management.
This position requires significant contact and interactions with the inmate population. Additional contact and interaction with other service agencies on behalf of clients will also be necessary.
· Substance abuse assessment and/or evaluations.
· The development of individual treatment plans. These plans will utilize accepted theories of practice in the treatment of substance use, mental, emotional and/or behavioral disorders.
· Provide individual and intensive group counseling sessions.
· Coordinate and deliver didactic presentations as assigned.
· Crisis intervention, as needed.
· Case management.
· Screening potential clients, and referral as necessary.
· Training and education of others, as assigned.
· Participate in department case conferences to ensure coordinated, comprehensive, and individualized provision of services.
· Any other duties as may be assigned for the benefit of the Agency.
A. Educational and Professional
· Licensure as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor in New Hampshire required. Prefer licensure in social work, counseling, or related field and work experience with individuals who have chemical problems. If licensed in another state, must apply for New Hampshire license reciprocity.
· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, psychology or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
· Minimum of five years experience in substance abuse services.
· Significant experience with Evidence Based Treatment, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, medication assisted treatment and community support programs.
· Experience and a thorough understanding of treatment models and adult mental health issues; ability to interact well with others (i.e. staff, clients, government agencies, strategic community partners, etc.).
· Experience with diverse client populations such as cultural and/or religious minorities, co-occurring disorders and indigent and socio-economically disadvantaged clients.
· Ability to provide leadership and initiative in program development and supervision.
· Significant experience and supportive of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Medication Assisted Treatment, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in conjunction with treatment programs and with 12-Step philosophy.
B. Knowledge and Abilities
· Knowledge of and ability to adhere to local, state, and federal regulatory practices.
· Knowledge and ability to work with referral sources.
· Proficiency in verbal and written communication.
· Ability to balance independent functioning within a team format.
· If in recovery, three years of continuous sobriety and significant evidence of personal stability.
Send Resume to:
Annette Escalante, MSW, MLADC
Vice President/GNCA, Inc. Keystone Hall
615 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH, 03063
Phone: 603-881-4848 ext 3111