Salt Lake County

Substance Use Disorder Counselor - Sheriff's Office

Requisition ID 2023-33204
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(1/20/2023 2:31 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Location : Location
Location : Address
3415 S 900 W
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date

Job Description



$46,475.00 – $69,714.00 DOE* 

+$5,000 sign on bonus 
 +$1 per hour worked in environmental pay 


*All job-related experience must be included on the resume portion for it to be considered in the salary offer.   


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Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.  


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Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.    


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Provides counseling, assessment, and treatment planning to inmate patients with substance use disorders within the Salt Lake County Jail. 



Must possess and maintain current licensure as a Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor, Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor or Licensed Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor. 


Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check. 


Employees must successfully pass current “jail pass” requirement and annual complete all training requirements. 



 Conducts initial assessment and screening services 

  • Provide psycho-educational counseling for patients with substance use disorders. 
  • Completes intakes and additional assessments to inform treatment planning, goal setting, diagnoses, and levels of recommended care according to various assessment tools. 
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to evidence based practice, therapeutic standards, and standards of care set by the State Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Substance Use Disorder licensure requirements. 
  • Assists in resolving identified patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. 
  • Maintains accurate and up to date documentation of all clinical encounters in the clinic’s electronic health record. 
  • Provides written and verbal communication with the courts, allied agencies, and case managers on patient’s progress in treatment. 
  • Accurately document services using ASAM Dimensional Analysis format, including all required elements. 
  • Other duties as required. 


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