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Harrisburg, IL 62946
Job Description


Position Summary:

Person in this position will be responsible for providing a variety of programs in relation to substance abuse for clients participating in the program. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete assessment of each client with required assessment tools;
  • Initiate and sustain each individual’s motivation to participate in treatment, using techniques of engagement including therapeutic relationships, individual counseling, and brief interventions based on the stages of change;
  • Develop a comprehensive service plan for each client that includes the results of assessments, and short- and long-term treatment goals and objectives of the client (the service plan is developed with the input of the client, but within the limitations imposed by the IDJJ);
  • Provide daily treatment and curriculum-based education groups on the basic concepts of therapeutic communities, emotional incarceration, relapse prevention, motivation for treatment and the stages of change, communicable diseases, cognitive skills, conflict resolution, fundamental social skills, and personal moral development;
  • Assist clients in the development of self-help groups, such AA/NA, which offer clients an opportunity to support one another in recovery;
  • Maintain individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including documentation of vocational/educational activities, as well as all other pertinent documentation, and ensure files are securely stored;
  • Provide general client supervision, including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities;
  • Maintain all information according to the laws of confidentiality as required by the Federal Register, General Provisions, Title 42, Chapter 1, Part 2, which prohibits making disclosures without the specific written consent of the client, or as otherwise permitted by such regulations;
  • Obtain a signed release of confidential information (disclosure form) from each client authorizing OSAP to review case files for quality assurance reviews and evaluation of WestCare performance, and maintain as a part of the client file;
  • Maintain thorough records of each client’s participation, including Participant IDJJ Number, unique identifier for the WestCare Program, beginning and ending dates of service; number of hours of participation, and number of days of participation;
  • Submit all individual client data on a weekly basis for entry into the WestCare database;
  • Attend all required staff development training, including cross-training and WestCare in-service training, such as conducting assessments, clinical skills, developing service plans, basic TC concepts, emotional incarceration, relapse prevention, motivation for treatment and stages of change, cognitive skills, conflict resolution, social skills, moral development, communicable diseases, and self-help groups;
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
  1. Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required;
  • Clinical Certification, must:
  • Hold clinical certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA), or
  • Meet the requirements specified above within two years after the date of employment; and
  • Not work in any supervisory capacity until such requirements are met; and
  • Work under the direct, verifiable supervision of an individual who has staff supervisory responsibility at the facility and who meets the requirements above; and
  • Sign, and adhere to, a professional code of ethics developed by the organization;
  • Knowledge of offender populations, criminal subcultures, and cultural differences, substance abuse assessment tools, therapeutic community concepts;
  • Experience with Co-Occurring Disorder populations (substance use and mental health disorders) or Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA) certification preferred


  • Must complete 40 hours of continuing education biennially if CADC licensed; or
  • Within two years, must obtain 150 hours of clinical supervision and 225 hours of training/education (100 hours AODA Specific, 6 Professional Ethics and 119 IC&RC Performance Domains) and complete the CADC written examination to obtain licensure.
    Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in an institutional setting; and
  • Some outdoor activities may be required.

Physical Demands:****

  • The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, BUT exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks;
  • Occasional lifting of more than 10 pounds;
  • Occasional risk of intensive physical activity with clients; and
  • Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position.

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Harrisburg – 1201 W Popular – Harrisburg, IL

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Undisclosed

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Undisclosed

Job Category: Undisclosed

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