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Northeastern Judicial Circuit/Dawson County - Treatment Court Lead Counselor


Job Title: Treatment Court Lead Counselor
Department: Northeastern Judicial Circuit/Dawson County
Salary: DOQ
Status: Full-Time/Salary/Exempt


Job Summary:
This position manages the clinical component of the Treatment Court Program under the supervision of the Treatment Court Coordinator.  The Lead Counselor ensures the proper maintenance of all participant records including treatment planning, clinical documentation, case management, court preparation, and discharge planning; provides clinical appraisals for clinical staff and Master’s level interns; oversees the  initial residential placement process; assists in curriculum development and implementation; maintains a caseload that includes all duties of a regular counselor; facilitates groups and provides individual counseling; makes on-going recommendations regarding adjustments to the treatment model and process; participates on a multi-disciplinary team; makes appropriate treatment recommendations based on a client’s individual needs while operating within the boundaries of the court system, and serves as back-up substance abuse assessor in the Coordinator’s absence. Requires the ability to work the following schedule: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11 am – 8 pm and Wednesday & Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

Job Requirements:
Qualified applicant must have the ability to work the following schedule: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11 am – 8 pm and Wednesday & Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.  Applicant is to be credentialed in one of the following: Certified Addictions Counselor II, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Social Worker. Experiential requirements include a minimum of five years in the substance abuse and/or mental health field with two years of supervisory experience. Applicant must be familiar with HIPAA and Federal Confidentiality Rule 42 CFR regulations.  Experience in working with criminal justice population, counseling/case management is necessary.  Incumbent must possess recordkeeping skills including clinical records, proficiency with Excel spreadsheet creation and maintenance, and Microsoft Word. Applicant must be able to work in the fast-paced, deadline-driven environment of the courts under limited supervision.

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Applications are in the County Administration office and here. Applications may be mailed or delivered to the Dawson County Human Resources Department, 25 Justice Way, Suite 2233, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.
Dawson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.