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Jail Substance Abuse Clinician

Hours

40 hours per week 

Position Summary

The Jail Substance Abuse Clinician is responsible for providing an array of intervention, education, treatment, and community linkage/ reentry planning for inmates at the Medina County Jail who present with chemical dependency or dual diagnoses.  The clinician works as part of a multidisciplinary team of chemical dependency, mental health, law enforcement, and court professionals to assess and treat inmates with addictions, and link them to needed services at the time of release.  Care management and community re-entry planning is a critical component of the role to ensure care continuity and decrease potential for relapse as well as criminal recidivism.  Clinical services may be provided in group or individually.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Field, with licensure as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. CDCA minimum required.

Experience

3-5 years work experience in a behavioral healthcare setting with a clinical focus on addiction.  Prior experience with dual diagnosis clients preferred.  Experience working with the law enforcement community or within a correctional setting a plus.
 

Qualifications

General understanding of addiction treatment with skills in group facilitation, assessment, counseling and case management.   Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Adaptable, flexible, dependable and personable.  Ability to work with a wide range of professionals within the legal field and in a correctional setting.  Requires strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize, plan and execute effectively and efficiently.   Must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals to develop and implement successful treatment planning and programming.  Able to interact professionally with other community agencies and provide general education/ information about agency resources and services.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products, and general computer skills.


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