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Substance Use Disorder Counselor Trainees



Sheridan, IL

End Date


Job description

WestCare is looking for substance abuse counselor trainees for our program within Sheridan Correctional Center.


  • $15.90-$18.97/hour
  • Health, vision, dental, disability insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Vacation and sick time
  • 10+ paid holidays
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness program participant


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree is preferred, high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must obtain Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or LPC or LSW within two years of hire
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system preferred
  • Must possess strong computer skills
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Adherence to the highest standard of ethical conduct
  • Must be culturally/linguistically sensitive to populations served
  • Ability to obtain and maintain clearance from Illinois Department of Corrections


Person in this position will be responsible for the delivery of clinical substance abuse treatment to clients participating in the program.

  • Complete assessment of each client
  • Initiate and sustain each individual’s motivation to participate in treatment
  • Develop a comprehensive service plan for each client
  • Provide daily treatment and curriculum-based education groups

Company Overview:

WestCare, a family of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations founded in 1973, provides services to incarcerated men, women, and youth throughout the state, in addition to outpatient SUD/CBT services and community prevention services with youth in the Chicago area. WestCare’s goal is to uplift the human spirit in all those that we serve.

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