Drug Court Counselor (Full Time)
We’re looking for a special candidate who is not only qualified but also excited about helping build a new Drug Court program in SC’s Chester and Fairfield Counties. Come work with a committed and engaging team of substance misuse service professionals and a multi-disciplinary Drug Court Team. Invest in and support people who are trading substance misuse and crime for recovery, meaningful relationships, and safe, productive lives.
The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Hazel Pittman Center Treatment Director (Chester County), providing and coordinating substance use disorder treatment for participants of Drug Courts in Chester and Fairfield counties initially. The Drug Court Counselor will eventually work in either only Chester or Fairfield and a second counselor hired when each county program’s census increases sufficiently. The Drug Courts of SC’s 6th Judicial Circuit work to enhance public safety and improve the quality of life of participants, while reducing drug related crimes, incarceration, and recidivism by providing substance abuse treatment to program participants. The Drug Court Counselor will help identify participants’ needs, provide and coordinate substance abuse counseling, facilitate appropriate referrals to ancillary services, and provide timely reports to the courts. Must be able to travel between counties, work as part of a team, participate in weekly team meetings and court hearings, and effectively manage caseloads.
Professional licensure in counseling or social work preferred. Must achieve professional addictions certification within three years of employment.
Interested candidates may send resumes to [email protected].
Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)
Seeking a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) to work up to 30 hours per week. The qualified candidate will:
- advocate for patients with substance use disorders
- cultivate patients’ ability to make positive, informed, & independent choices
- promote and support linkages with the recovery community
- provide support and encouragement to patients and their families
- promote patient self-care and recovery maintenance
Candidates must have a High School diploma or GED, be a previous consumer of substance use disorder treatment services, and be in active recovery from an alcohol and other drug use disorder for a period of no less than two years – with at least two years of active participation in a local or national self-help group or recovery movement. Additionally, the candidates must be certified by the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) as a Peer Support Specialist or have the ability to achieve certification immediately upon employment.
If you meet these criteria and are interested in learning more, please contact Kristin at [email protected] or 803-377-8111, ext. 7001.