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Adult Drug Court Counselor
Title:Adult Drug Court Counselor
Department:Adult Outpatient Services
Location:330 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177


Salary Range:
$12.74/hr - 14.42/hr DOE
Masters: 15.91/hr - 18.00/hr DOE
With additional compensation offered for certificaiton/license
Working Hours: 40 hrs/week;  Shift and Days TBD

A currently component Drug Court Counselor who will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating the activities and services constituting the clinical care of individual adult clients currently involved in the criminal justice system. The drug court counselor will provide professional clinical services to all assigned adult (i.e. ages 18-75) clients in an outpatient setting who are experiencing problems with substance abuse and who may have additional diagnosis of mental health problems. Provides clinical services to family members and significant other of clients, as well as collaterals as an adjunct to therapy. Will serve as a PADCO drug court team member, providing reports and feedback concerning client care.


Graduation from an accredited school with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other relevant Human Services discipline. Master’s Degree preferred. Licensed to practice as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. No less than two years experience providing assessment and referral services to adults suffering from substance abuse related disorders in the last five years. (Certification as an Addictions Professional may substitute for educational requirement.) Current valid driver’s license in the state of Florida is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competence in current principals and practices including all aspects of providing assessment and referral services to adults suffering from substance abuse and related issues, and who are involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Must be familiar with, and demonstrate competence in various treatment modalities and therapy models useful in the clinical and behavioral management of adults involved in the criminal justice system.


  • Understands the requirements of the Putnam Adult Drug Court Operation (PADCO), and is able to deal effectively with these requirements.
  • Documentation of activities, records services and outcomes, submits required confidential reports.
  • Proper and appropriate production of reports to parties outside of SMA.
  • Group/Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Proper and appropriate clinical documentation
  • Staff Meeting/Team Meeting Preparation
  • Makes commitment to SMA's mission and core values the SMA Way
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.


SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled


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