Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)

Job Number: 21-879-11299 

Job Summary: This posting is for a position on CARE's Community Health Workers (CHW) Outreach team. CARE's CHW Outreach Team utilizes community outreach strategies in order to link and refer Texas residents with substance use disorders, living in Region 7, to substance use services, mental health services, and medical care. Team members do not have caseloads and they spend the majority of their time assisting people who are houseless and under-housed in our community.

LCDC is responsible for ensuring the provision of recovery-focused, person-centered care with a trauma-informed perspective. This position operates in a dynamic environment, and performs case management, assessment, and/or service coordination work based on the program's guidelines. The LCDC - Substance Abuse duties may include and are not limited to providing continuity of care services, linking consumers and families to all needed resources, and coordinating, monitoring, and updating services and consumer goals. Providing necessary skills training, assisting in crisis prevention, and/or providing community outreach are additional roles. As a team member of programs in substance use services, the LCDC - Substance Use coordinates clinical and substance use treatment tools to address client's needs, utilizing assessment, multidisciplinary coordination, and efficient, clinically appropriate utilization of agency resources. The position requires extensive knowledge of substance use disorders and working knowledge of treatment techniques that are effective with chemically dependent clients, especially those who have a history of abusing opiates, as well as a working knowledge of methadone/buprenorphine treatment.  A working knowledge of infectious diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV, STD and other infectious diseases is required. 

This position follows identified strategies for achievement of unit performance measures and ensures the highest quality of care while effectively utilizing resources. 

This position may carry an individual caseload.  On-call responsibilities may be required dependent upon unit protocols. 

Education:

Required: 

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 

Preferred:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • LCDC or LCDC-CI. Must maintain licensure throughout employment and adhere to professional values and ethics.

Experience:

Preferred:

  • 1-2 years direct client care experience in mental health and/or substance use services 

Hours: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm but hours may very based on clients needs. 

Salary:  $20.02 - $21.96 an hour depending on experience, licensure and educational background.

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary.

Why join us:  Integral Care has proudly served Travis County residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

LCDC Keywords: Counselor, LCDC Counselor, LCDC Intern, Counselor Intern, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Direct Care Staff, Caseworker