Summary of Position
The Substance Abuse Therapist is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation
of drug & alcohol programming. The employee is an active participant in clinical service delivery.
This is an exempt position.
Reports to the Counseling Services Director
Supports and models the Catholic Mission and the Native American Culture that are the foundations of
St. Joseph’s Indian School.
Empowers staff to be able to promote a reclaiming environment for all students through the Circle of
1. Develops and coordinates comprehensive drug and alcohol services for students at all developmental levels to
a. Provides Chemical Prevention Programming (i.e., Sobriety Celebrations, guidance classes, Red Ribbon Week,
b. Maintains and evaluates screening and evaluation procedures for student chemical abuse/dependency and
c. Collaborates with Family Service Counselors in the provision of drug & alcohol programming and related
individual and group counseling services.
d. Provides training to staff in drug and alcohol programming and services.
e. Develops and facilitates process groups, educational programs, individual sessions, and intensive outpatient
and aftercare programs for students receiving drug and alcohol services (including AA/NA meetings when
2. Facilitates classroom guidance activities following the Standardized Guidance Program, as well as
additional primary and secondary prevention activities. Assists with home enrichment activities as
3. Assists with crisis intervention services as requested and takes part in the on-call residential rotation
for weekend coverage.
4. Reports any case of physical, emotional or sexual abuse to the proper authorities and notifies the
Counseling Services Director when a report is made.
5. Completes other responsibilities as required by the Counseling Services Director.
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) or Master’s Degree (Counseling, drug and alcohol, related field)
Chemical Dependency licensure preferred
Uses both hands and wrists repetitively for prolonged periods.
Driving is required.
Some supervision may require standing for prolonged periods.
Expectations of Hours Worked
Evenings and weekend hours are required
Some travel (driving) is required throughout the state