SUBSTANCE ABUSE COURT ASSESSOR
Department: GRANT NEXT PASSAGE
Hours: 8 Hour Shifts, No Weekends
The Court-Based Substance Abuse Assessment Unit Court Assessor is a participant of a collaborative ‘TEAM’ approach that primary function is to administer forensic assessment services for adults in Baltimore City District & Circuit Courts and the Baltimore City Detention Center. The Assessor has a responsibility to provide quality assessment services and to protect the welfare of referees. The incumbent is responsible for providing assessment and placement services while under the direct supervision of a Masters level State of Maryland Board Approved Supervisor at the CAC-AD level or higher certification and licensure. The candidate for this position must also be certified by the State of Maryland at the CAC-AD level or higher credentialing status. Assessors will be stationed between five designated courthouse locations and the Baltimore City Detention Center. Candidates considered must have provided clinically supervised assessment and referral services in the Criminal Justice System within the past two years. The work experience must have included alcohol and other drug assessment and referral tasks and services using defined performance domains. Working closely with the Clinical Supervisor, judges, court personnel and members of the Baltimore Substance Abuse System, Inc. Care Coordination Team to provide culturally competent and gender appropriate assessment, treatment placement services, and communication/clarification of referrals or potential referrals. Understands, is knowledgeable, & competent with data reporting procedures for the State of Maryland Automated Record Tracking, (SMART), administration of the Treatment Assignment Protocol (TAP) Assessment, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria, (ASAM PPC-2R), and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition, (DSM-5).
1. Degree in Health and Human Services Counseling field.
2. Masters Degree required
3. Maryland State Certification/Licensure in Allied Health field;(CAC-AD, LCADC, LCPC, LGSW, or LCSW)
4. 2 years of experience in providing clinical services in Criminal Justice setting
5. Basic knowledge of addictions and its progression; familiarity with chemical dependency techniques and therapies; working knowledge of primary treatment
6. Proficient Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and Software
You must be 18 years of age to work for Bon Secours.
Bon Secours is a drug-free workplace. In addition, Bon Secours Richmond and Hampton Roads facilities participate in nicotine-free hiring.