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Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (Ohio2679-ob)

Chemical Dependency Counselor | Highland Hills, OH | Full Time

Job Description

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II



We are seeking a qualified Licensed Chemical dependency Counselor II to provide excellent health care services at State-run healthcare clinics. The position offers an opportunity to enhance and/or gain valuable work experience while working within the state employment system.  We encourage you to apply and discover more about this opportunity. Upon applying, we will reach out to you and answer any questions you may have.


  • Associate degree in a Behavioral Science or Nursing OR a Bachelor degree in any field.
  • One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
  • 180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
  • 220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
  • Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form.
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor credential recognized by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board or other Ohio licensing authority with jurisdiction over professionals authorized to provide counseling services (e.g., Medical Board; Psychology Board; Nursing Board; Counselor & Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board)
  • Valid driver’s license.

Job Duties:

These duties are illustrative only. Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Under close supervision of higher-level certified alcohol/drug counselor, conducts interviews, administers assessment & screening instruments & provides direct services to offenders in prison based alcohol & other drug program utilizing therapeutic community modality, determines eligibility for program, delivers direct services including facilitation of group & individual therapy, performs overall case management & crisis intervention, provides other direct care duties as assigned to include facilitating theme groups & topic related curriculum, develops client treatment plans & ensures compliance with applicable (e.g., American Correctional Association) standards, agency policies & Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections administrative regulations & institutional rules.
  • Monitors clients progress in treatment; maintains clinical case records, documentation & case files (e.g., subject to audit/review); writes statistical reports as needed; maintains logs of client activities; collects psycho-social data; administers instruments to measure client progress; refers clients to community programs; participates in treatment team & makes recommendations for client status changes.
  • Participates as active member of treatment team (e.g., prepares case presentations; submits agenda items; writes monthly reports; provides services in accordance with principles of therapeutic community; provides training to other professionals); attends trainings, conferences & meetings to continue professional growth & development; assists statewide therapeutic community coordinator in monitoring other correctional based & community based therapeutic communities statewide; operates personal computer to enter, edit &/or retrieve data & to produce reports & correspondence.


We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.