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$1500 Sign on Bonus

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities for troubled youth and their families. Drug and Alcohol treatment is part of Abraxas I's program.  

           Do you have the passion to help our "at risk" youth population ?

   Do you want to part of the process of changing behaviors and changing  lives?


The Drug and Alcohol Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth with substance abuse/dependency problems.


Job duties:

Develops and implements treatment plans to include the provision of at least ten (10) hours of treatment services during primary care hours each week.
Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation.
Provides caseload group counseling and completes related documentation.
Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress


The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

A.D.C. or National Certification; OR
Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and one year of counseling experience; OR
Associate’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or related field and two years of clinical experience; OR
Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field and one year of clinical experience; OR
Master’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field, which includes a practicum in a health and human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.

Other Qualifications:

Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
Valid registered vehicle insurance.
At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
Ability to work overtime as required. 
Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours. 
Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period 

Contact Info

814-927-6615 Wendy Silvis