117 Seneca Avenue, Building 92, Suite #12/16
Minimum Qualifications An Associate’s degree with a specialization in Alcoholism, Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependency OR one year of full time employment in a field requiring the application of communication skills and one year of experience in a direct treatment capacity working in an addictions treatment setting.
Substitutions: 30 college credits in a human services field may be substituted for the one year of communication experience; 10 college credits in specific alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency courses may be substituted for the one year of specialized experience; 150 clock hours of relevant addictions for CASAC credential eligibility may be substituted for the one year of specialized experience.
Richard C. Ward ATC is a Tobacco-Free Facility
Duties Description The Addictions Counselor Assistant serves as a member of the facility’s multidisciplinary treatment team and works under the supervision of a qualified health professional (QHP). Specific duties include:
• Supervise clients and insure building safety and security
• Counseling and crisis intervention education
• Conduct and lead fire and emergency drills
• Prepare shift report documentation
• Conduct and supervise recreational activities as needed
• Conduct hourly rounds and document observations
• Transport patients in state issued van as needed
• Incumbent will be required to work overtime shifts periodically as needed
• May be assigned other tasks to meet facility needs.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
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