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Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Oct 13, 2023

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Position Summary
The TEAP Specialist is responsible for maintaining a Trainee Employee Assistance Program (TEAP) to
include drug and alcohol counseling, prevention education, student assessment, and reinforcement in
compliance with the Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook (PRH) Chapter 6 guidelines and the
Job Corps Health and Wellness Desk Reference Guide.
Essential Functions
1. Designs and maintains a center-wide substance abuse prevention program to include regular
presentations, ongoing individual/group counseling, training, incentives, and overall focus on a
healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
2. Actively solicits and maintains partnerships with community-based organizations to provide no
cost wrap-around services, educational presentations, and student transition support.
3. Develops procedures for referring students to off-center substance abuse professionals or
agencies for ongoing treatment and/or specialized services.
4. Participates in applicant folder reviews as directed to ensure health resources are provided
upon enrollment.
5. Reviews new student Social Intake Forms (SIFs) to determine TEAP counseling needs and
coordinates with counseling and wellness staff to provide intervention services as needed.
6. Conducts regular group sessions with all interested students to promote healthy living.
7. Trains applicable staff in identifying students in need of TEAP services, referrals, and TEAP
counseling techniques.
8. Provides interactive TEAP presentation to all new students as part of the regular career
preparation period schedule.
9. Participates in clinical consultations with management and wellness staff as needed to
address substance abuse issues and education efforts.
10. Coordinates the center’s drug and alcohol testing program for new students and positiveon-arrival students with PRH-specified time frames.
11. Develops and monitors student intervention plans and documents progress in student's
health records
12. Collaborates with the recreation department to assist in developing leisure time activities
and specific incentives to reinforce an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle
13. Coordinates information needed to compile TEAP-related reports due to the Job Corps
National Office.
14. Conducts training on alcohol and other drugs of abuse to new staff and annually thereafter.
15. Collaborates with the Center Mental-Health Consultant to determine when a medical
separation is appropriate and should be recommended for a student with substance use

16. Maintains accountability of staff, students, and property and adhere to safety practices.
17. Promotes a harassment-free environment.
18. Utilizes information systems and handle student data in strict adherence to Job Corps and
Strategix policies to protect student’s personally identifiable information (PII) and reduce
network security threats.
19. Adheres to and model Strategix servant leadership culture values: Honor Others, Inspire Vision,
Choose Integrity, People First, Balance Focus with Flexibility, Serve with Humility, and Innovate
and Disrupt.

Bachelor’s Degree in associated field with one year of substance abuse counseling experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Active, unrestricted substance abuse license
or certification that meets minimum state licensing or certification requirements to practice in the
state where the center is located. Experience working with and motivating youth. Information
technology proficiency including MS Office.

Bachelor’s degree and four years of associated experience.

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