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DOC Advisor

DEPT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION – Area 12 Texarkana

Description

Processes new inmates/residents by interviewing inmate/resident and reviewing records to determine classification, parole violations, and mental health history/status. Assigns inmate number. Counsels inmates/residents experiencing psychological, sociological, or family problems by discussing options and guiding inmates/residents in their decision-making. Refers and/or recommends treatment programs as indicated by the mental health social history. Maintains inmate/resident counseling records, prepares reports, and may participate in mental health staffing to develop treatment plans for specific inmates/residents. Aides inmates in special programs, meetings, hobby crafts, college courses, or similar programs. Conducts psycho-educational group counseling for the inmate/resident population. Participates in mental health psychiatric clinic and may assist in maintaining the unit mental health med-log. Performs segregation reviews to assess inmates/residents on isolation/segregated status and make recommendations to the clinic supervisor/staff. Works with other staff in the correctional setting in responding to inmate/resident crises, providing continuity of care, and maintaining the unit safety and security. Performs other duties as assigned.

How to apply:

To apply for either of the positions below, please apply online at: Jobs at the State of Arkansas

For Additional Information on the Jobs below, please contact:

Angela Harness BA, ADC, CS
Assistant Treatment Program Manager

Email: angela.harness@arkansas.gov

Phone: 501-520-9218

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Deadline:12/31/22

Texarkana, AR

DOC Advisor

DOC Headquarters – North Little Rock

Description

Processes new inmates/residents by interviewing inmate/resident and reviewing records to determine classification, parole violations, and mental health history/status. Assigns inmate number. Counsels inmates/residents experiencing psychological, sociological, or family problems by discussing options and guiding inmates/residents in their decision making. Refers and/or recommends treatment programs as indicated by the mental health social history. Maintains inmate/resident counseling records, prepares reports, and may participate in mental health staffing to develop treatment plans for specific inmates/residents. Aides inmates in special programs, meetings, hobby crafts, college courses, or similar programs. Conducts psycho-educational group counseling for the inmate/resident population. Participates in mental health psychiatric clinic and may assist in maintaining the unit mental health med-log. Performs segregation reviews to assess inmates/residents on isolation/segregated status and make recommendations to the clinic supervisor/staff. Works with other staff in the correctional setting in responding to inmate/resident crises, providing continuity of care, and maintaining the unit safety and security. Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant must have a Bachelor Degree in behavioral science, i.e. psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice or a related field OR Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

How to apply:

To apply for either of the positions below, please apply online at: Jobs at the State of Arkansas

For Additional Information on the Jobs below, please contact:

Kari Powers, MLA, ADC
Email: kari.powers@arkansas.gov

Direct Line: 501.273.6375

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Deadline:12/31/22

North Little Rock, AR

Addictions Counselor, Bachelor's and Master's Level - 2 Positions open

Recovery Centers of Arkansas

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs all functions as identified in the IPAD for this job description.
  • Provide comprehensive substance abuse assessment, including ASI and other screening instruments
  • Develop person-centered Master Treatment Plan, reflecting diagnosis and assigned placement consistent with ASAM criteria
  • Provide individual, family, and group counseling as appropriate for clients and families
  • Provide educational programs;
  • Provide orientation and daily coaching of assigned individuals
  • Provide case management services to include coordinating services with other programs, aftercare/discharge planning
  • Maintain client records consistent with procedures and accreditation standards
  • Participate in treatment staffings

QUALIFYING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to document electronically the provision of services
  • Ability to relate positively and courteously to staff, clients and public
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and procedures; ability to accurately describe and document observations
  • Ability to respond effectively and calmly in a crisis situation
  • Knowledge of evidenced-based treatment and the dynamics of substance abuse disorders

QUALIFYING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree
  • Certification or licensure by the state of Arkansas in the field of substance abuse or actively seeking such certification or licensure
  • Knowledge of substance abuse resources and evidence-based practices

Compensation: This is an exempt, salaried position. It requires a 30-day, excluding any earned leave notice of intent to terminate employment.

For more information contact Jennifer Thompson at 501-372-4611 or email jthompson@rcofa.org

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Deadline: Open until filled.

Little Rock, AR

Outreach Specialist SA 1034

AFMC

Description

Responsible for reviewing behavioral health/substance use treatment and DYS setting client records to determine appropriateness and quality of treatment services in compliance with Medicaid licensure policies and DYS program deliverables. Collaborate with medical and other professional staff to accomplish goals within designated timeframes. Answers directly to the Behavioral Health supervisor/department manager and is accountable for ensuring services are implemented according to strategic directives and contract deliverables. Ensures that AFMC’s mission, vision and values are upheld by personal example. Support the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork.

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree. Must be certified by one of the following: The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) as an Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (AADC) or Alcohol Drug Counselor/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (ADC) or Certified The Arkansas State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SBEADAC) as a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) or Licensed Associate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADAC); The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NAADAC), the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (ICRC), or the National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates/Master Addictions Counselor (NBCC). At least 3 years in juvenile justice setting also required.
Desirable: Master’s Degree in a mental health related field. Licensed mental health professional in the state of Arkansas.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Three (3) years’ experience in social service, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. Must be trained and possess experience in proper investigative techniques and detailed instruction on writing deficiencies.
Desirable: Quality Assurance / Utilization

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS:

Reliable, high-speed wireless internet service (Wi-Fi)

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Deadline: Open until filled.

Little Rock, AR

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