Pathways complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy status, victim status, marital status, member of the armed services or covered veteran status, or any other status that is protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.    This policy includes, but is not limited to: recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, compensation, benefits, layoffs, training, and social and recreational programs.Educational Requirements:       Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Counseling or Social Work.  Must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or eligible to apply. 
 
Duties/Responsibilities:  The Opportunities for Women (OFW) Counselor, Educator, Assessor primary responsibility is that of working with a participant who has substance abuse problems, mental health issues, and/or is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.  This includes case finding, education and assessing the person in an individual setting and making referrals to other helping agencies.  OFW Counselor, Educator, Assessor will coordinate relationships among other human services agencies, consult with courts, the Department for Community-Based Services (DCBS), domestic violence shelters, law enforcement, and the public in general.  All other duties outlined in current job description. 
 
Skills/Knowledge: Must become competent in the skill and knowledge base that makes up the core functions required by the CADC process in Kentucky.  A working knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery process is required.  Must be competent in the skills and knowledge of domestic violence and sexual abuse/assault.  This person must have knowledge of the cycle of violence, the various types of violence, the effects of violence on victims and children, and current legal issues surrounding violence.    

The Opportunities for Women Project is sponsored, in part, by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services using Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Funds through a contract with the University of Kentucky.
 

Department: Substance Abuse
This is a full time position

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