Substance Abuse Counselor job vacancy in Tongue Point Job Corps Center (Astoria, OR 97103)

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Company name : Tongue Point Job Corps Center
Location : Astoria, OR 97103
Position : Substance Abuse Counselor

Description :
Part-time, 32 hours a week, non-exempt Starting pay: $20.58 – $23.00 per hour, dependent on credentials and experience Benefits: MTC offers an excellent benefits package with both company-paid and optional benefits. Eligible for fully vested 401(k) after one year. Eleven paid holidays, three weeks’ vacation, and two weeks sick time. Enjoy FREE use of our fitness facility, racquetball courts, and low-cost ($3.50) meals in our dining hall.
Essential Functions:

Work with new students for testing, assessment and development of assistance and retention plans during the 45 day probation period; provide an assessment and assistance/intervention plan for any student who tests positive for drugs or receives an alcohol incident.
Conduct TEAP classes, group educational, peer support and other prevention sessions for students.
Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to student. Prepare related reports.
Assess students with identified substance use problems; develop and implement a plan to modify or control the problems by working with students, counselors, instructors and the mental health consultant.
Provide input to the counseling, health and wellness and human resources departments for necessary referral of students with TEAP problems; utilize community resources as available.
Work with mental health consultants, health and wellness staff and counselors to intervene with substance users who meet the treatment criteria to remain in Job Corps.
Review and interpret drug test results.
Ensure the documentation of all student assessments and that plans are in student’s medical records regarding TEAP problems.
Provide ongoing comprehensive training for all staff members with specific goals toward staff education and awareness, staff skills in identification and reporting substance use problems, individual staff member counseling skills and general team building throughout the center.
Develop linkages with community resources for TEAP services.

Education and Experience Requirements: Unrestricted Oregon license/certification as an independent drug and alcohol counselor. Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field and one year substance-related experience. Masters degree preferred. Experience working with youth, excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required. Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. About Tongue Point: Tongue Point Job Corps Center is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for the U.S. Department of Labor. Located at the mouth of the Columbia River, the Center is one of the five largest employers in Clatsop County. Tongue Point offers students training in 12 vocations. We are the only Job Corps Center in the nation with a seamanship program, and seamanship is the Center’s largest vocation. Tongue Point Job Corps Center is a drug-free workplace and a tobacco-free campus. For more information about Job Corps visit:

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