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    Drug & Alcohol Counselor

    Latino Community Development Agency
    Job Description

    Drug & Alcohol Counselor

    The Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA) is actively looking for hard working, creative, and dedicated individuals to join our agency and become integral parts of their team. The position would require the ability to provide behavioral/mental health and/or family counseling to a culturally diverse population. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate verbally and written in both English and Spanish. The position provides clinical services as well individual counseling, group counseling, family intervention, crisis intervention to adults, adolescents and their parents/caregivers referred by the Adult Drug Court and Family Drug Court to build competing behaviors and activities to using alcohol and other drugs and reduce related mental health problems.

    Position Requirements

    • Master's degree in behavioral science or related area.
    • Experience working with substance abuse-related issues.
    • Spanish/English bilingual proficient/ bi-cultural.
    • Current Oklahoma licensure (LADC) or under supervision.
    • Clinical experience working with mental health issues.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Conducts intake/assessments/treatment plans for individuals referred to the program.
    • Provides individual and group counseling to individuals referred to the program.
    • Facilitates family counseling meetings to intervene on issues relating to clients.
    • Maintains records in a timely manner as required by the agency, state, or federal funding sources and accreditation authorities. Completes all required forms and maintain the same in a manner consistent with requirements. Document all activities directly or indirectly related to serving youth, adults, and families in the program on a daily basis.
    • On a bi-monthly basis, participates in the staffing of current case-load cases with the supervisor.
    • Participates in clinical supervision meetings, team meetings, clinical consultations, group, and individual supervision. Participates in training/workshops related to substance abuse and co-occurring issues and in
      expanding knowledge base in youth, adult’s substance use.
    • Conducts community outreach presentations in the community and at LCDA related to substance abuse issues.
    • Maintains proper documentation and records on file while ensuring the confidentiality of all personally identifiable information.
    • Report any issues of concern to Supervisor and/or Director of Programs.
    • Conduct home, school, or other community visits to increase client and family engagement.
    • Maintains contact with Court Coordinators, DHS Case Worker, Probation Officers, Case Managers, Rehabilitation Specialists, Drug Test Facilitators, and the Director of Treatment Programs.
    • Submit monthly reports of client’s progress to the Court, DHS Case Workers, and Probation Officers.
    • Compiles and submits a bi-weekly or monthly report (dependent on client’s phase) report detailing participant’s adherence to treatment court requirements such as participant’s attendance to individual therapy, group therapy, case management services, UA testing, NA/AA meetings, etc.
    • Maintain a minimum caseload of 20 and maximum of 30 clients, based on the intensity of the program.
    • Submits progress notes by Tuesday noon.
    • Spends at least 50% of work hours providing direct services to youth, adults, and families to maintain position status. Ensures the effective and consistent delivery of services. Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to accommodate client needs for evening appointments. Return phone calls, text messages, and emails promptly.
    • Abides by agency policy and program procedures at all times.
    • Performs other duties consistent with training and experience.

    Job Types: Full-time or Part-Time


    • Monday through Friday. Varied, May Include Evenings and Weekends

    COVID-19 considerations:
    All employees are required to wear a mask while in the building except for when in a single office space.

    Ability to Commute/Relocate:

    • Oklahoma City, OK 73109 (Required)

    Application Question(s):

    • Do you have any experience in this area that you would like to share and please explain why you are interested in this position? Thank you.


    • Master (Required)


    • English (Required)
    • Spanish (Required)


    • Current Oklahoma licensure (LADC) or under supervision

    The Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
    to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The LCDA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, or genetic characteristics.

    Organization: Latino Community Development Agency
    Date Posted: 6/4/2021
    City: Oklahoma City
    Location: Oklahoma
    Country: United States
    Primary Category: Client Services
    Type of Position: Part-Time
    Education Requirement: Master's
    Experience Requirement: < 1 year


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