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Treatment Counselor- Grant
$49,730 throughout the term of the Employment Contract
Under direction, the purpose of this contract position is to provide professional substance abuse/mental health treatment relating to victim, social service, addiction, and crisis intervention for clients/inmates of the Sheriff’s Office substance abuse treatment programs. Contract employees in this classification perform specialized and professional treatment work of a rehabilitative nature. Position is responsible for interviewing, counseling, evaluating, assessing, and providing substance abuse, mental health, crisis-intervention and follow-up counseling to clients/inmates participating in treatment programs. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

This is a one year, grant funded employment contract position. Continued employment is contingent upon the continued receipt of adequate grant funding. Selected candidates will be contract employees with the terms and conditions of such employment set forth in a contract between BSO and the selected candidates. Contract employees will not be entitled to the same rights and benefits as permanent employees. BSO shall have the right to modify pay or benefits at any time due to the increased benefit costs, budgetary or grant funding reductions or other fiscal problems/restraints. In addition, the contract can be terminated at any time for any reason.
1. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Science, or related field.
2. Three (3) years of full-time, paid experience in substance abuse counseling work.
3. State Certified Addictions Professional certification (CAP), State Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional certification (CCJAP), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or State Licensed Psychologist. Proof of certification is required at time of application.
4. Proficiency in English and conversational Spanish is strongly desired.
5. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.
Drug Court Treatment Division
4200 NW 16 Street
Lauderhill, FL 33313
12/27/2013 11:59:59 PM
The Broward Sheriff's Office is not currently hiring; however, we are accepting applications for the purpose of establishing eligibility lists.

You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit the Bureau of Human Resources to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

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