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Certified Addiction Counselor

Potomac Job Corps Center Washington, DC
  • Posted: 10 days ago
  • $22 to $26 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Job Summary: Develops and implements Trainee Employee Assistance Program, which includes assessment, intervention, counseling, relapse prevention and education. Must hold a CAC1 or CAC2 level certification.


  • Provides a minimum of a 1-hour interactive presentation on substance use prevention for all new students during the Career Preparation Period.

  • Schedules and conducts at least three annual center-wide substance use prevention and education activities.

  • Participates in clinical consultation with Center Director, management staff, Center Mental Health Consultant, and Health and Wellness Manager regarding substance use related prevention and education efforts for students and staff.

  • Reviews Social Intake Form (SIF) or intake assessment of all students performed by counseling staff within 1 week of arrival.

  • Collaborates with the Center Mental Health Consultant to determine when a MSWR or medical separation is appropriate and should be recommended for a student with substance use conditions.

  • Provides individual and group intervention services with a focus on behaviors that represent employability barriers.

  • Assists in developing Center operating procedures for program components related to alcohol and other drug testing and intervention.

  • Develops and monitors student intervention plans and documents progress in student’s health record.

  • Conducts ongoing counseling and support groups to include an introduction to the self-help process for intervention students.

  • Works with the Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC), Center physician, wellness staff, counselors and other non-health staff to ensure that intervention program components are fully understood and integrated on Center and that staff support student intervention plans.

  • Solicits input from counselors and Student Personnel Officer to update student intervention plans and behavioral contracts. Ensures that intervention planning guides a student’s expected behavior in all areas of Center life and the student is monitored, as needed, by designated Center staff.

  • Collaborates with recreation department to assist in developing leisure time activities and specific incentives to reinforce an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle.

  • Maintains liaison with community intervention resources.

  • Evaluates self-help groups and establishes appropriate referrals.

  • Assists in compiling quarterly report for submission to the National Health Service.

  • Conducts training on alcohol and other drugs of abuse to all newly-employed staff and to existing staff on an annual basis.

  • Works toward meeting performance management goals.

  • Follows the CDSS plan and Standards of Conduct system.

  • Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.

  • Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.

  • Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.

  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.

  • Participates in PRH mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

  • Performs other duties as assigned within the individual’s scope and capabilities.

    Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with an active, unrestricted license and/or certification in accordance with state regulations to practice as an independent practitioner in state where center is located. CAC1 or CAC2 a must. A waiver may be authorized by DOL subject to a professional development plan. Valid driver’s license.

Potomac Job Corps Center

Why Work Here?

Great opportunity to enhance a positive learning environment that fosters civic, social, and economic experiences for students.

The Potomac Job Corp Center is located in southwest DC. This education center focus on training young adults from the ages of 16 to 24+ years. Our mission is to train our youth, from various life and educational backgrounds, to be productive and well paid citizens for their communities. We provide training opportunities for young adults free of charge that they cannot receive without this program. Job Corp is a funded program under Department of Labor- Education and Training. If you want to be a part of a great program and give to our youth, please apply!


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