Summary: The R & C Screener position is located inside the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois. This position is responsible for conducting a brief interview including an evidence based questionnaire to determine which clients would be eligible for treatment services during incarceration. This position will also make the appropriate referrals, collect all the data and submit necessary paperwork to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Comply with confidentiality regulations and seek appropriate consent from the client
Using established clinical tools, IDOC and TASC protocols, Screener utilizes a screening tool to determine offenders need for substance abuse treatment upon admit into Illinois Department of Corrections
Facilitate explanation and signing of required consents, program agreements and related documents for transfer to substance abuse treatment within IDOC
Make appropriate referrals to DASA licensed treatment providers or sub-contracted treatment providers within various IDOC facilities
Screener prepares and facilitates weekly Treatment Readiness Groups using the Texas Christian University curriculum, with offenders on the waiting list for substance abuse treatment
Screener will supervise Inner Circle, a peer led recovery support group made up of clients involved in the substance abuse treatment program at the IDOC facility.
Educate criminal justice personnel regarding TASC's mission, philosophy and services; the treatment system and addiction
Report monthly on number of eligible clients and transfers to appropriate authority and administrative personnel
Report any critical client care issues or treatment system issues to appropriate supervisory personnel
Bachelors degree preferred in human services, social work, psychology or other related fields and one to three years experience in human service activities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills.
Knowledge of human behavior for the assessment and signs and symptoms of substance abuse disorders. Specific knowledge necessary for working with special populations.
Knowledge of the Code of Ethics for substance abuse professionals
Knowledge of the federal drug and alcohol confidentiality law (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Knowledge of the criminal justice system
Knowledge of computers, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
Ability to work with a diverse population
Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed (evening/weekend hours)
Must be available to attend meetings and meet the needs of the program and/or clients throughout the city, counties or wherever needed (a valid drivers license, current auto insurance and reliable automotive transportation are required).
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the functions of this job.
The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects or controls and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
TASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal treatment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against or harassed because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status or any other protected status in accordance with federal and state law. TASC is a drug-free workplace.

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