State of Nebraska Chemical Dependency Counselor - NCCW (York) in York, Nebraska

Chemical Dependency Counselor - NCCW (York)


$18.05 Hourly


York, NE

Job Type



Correctional Services, Department of

Job Number



9/27/2017 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits



Applicants working toward provisional licensure may be considered.

Under limited supervision, provides advanced professional counseling and treatment for chemically dependent residents of a state owned/operated facility. Incumbents of this class perform independently receiving minimal supervision/direction through conferences/staff meetings with the supervisor. Incumbents may be responsible for coordination of the activities of other chemical dependency counselors.

For additional information call (402) 479-3026. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Lisa Mathews at 402-479-5812, or

Become a corrections professional:

Examples of Work

Facilitate educational, individual, and/or group counseling sessions related to substance abuse. Plan, review, and revise inmate/parolee programs/treatment plans; complete parole progress reports/personalized plans, maintain written documentation, files, and reports; serve on assigned committees; perform evaluations/ personal history reviews; plan follow up treatment services for clients

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:Nebraska license as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor.

PREFERRED: Experience working with an incarcerated population; work experience in substance abuse treatment area. Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science field preferred. Either fully or provisionally licensed to practice as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Nebraska.

OTHER: PLADCs, and those working toward provisional licensure, will be considered at lesser salary. Applicants with a high school education or equivalent must complete the following core courses within 18 months of employment and must complete full licensure as a LADC within two years of employment:

  • Counseling theories and techniques

  • Group counseling

  • Human growth and development

  • Professional ethics and issues

  • Alcohol/drug assessment, case planning and management

  • Multicultural counseling

  • Medical and psychological aspects of alcohol/drug use, abuse and addiction

  • Clinical treatment issues in chemical dependency

Proof of licensure and transcripts required prior to scheduled interview. Successful completion of background check. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse, dependence or disorders: principles, methods and techniques of counseling, communication techniques; federal, state, and institution policies, procedures, rules and regulation; physical and mental problems of clients with alcohol and drug abuse, dependence or disorders, treatment plan format and development; methods and resources available for education clients in chemical dependency; personality tests. Skill in individual and group counseling, communicating effectively; screening, assessment and diagnosis; managing conflict; diffusing anger and maintaining a controlled environment. Ability to present information in an organized fashion; keep accurate and organized records; conduct research; score, evaluate, and interpret personality tests.