JOB TITLE (GRANT FUNDED)    License Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
WAGE    $53,239 Annually
JOB STATUS    Full-time
SHIFT    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Mon-Fri, variable
JOB LOCATION    Maverick SUD Outpatient Clinic
POSTING DATE    10/21/22
CLOSING DATE    11/05/22 or until filled

A completed application is required for this position.  Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record.  YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation.  The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.


Performs biopsychosocial intakes and assessments and explores diagnoses with course of treatment.
Screens for substance abuse, including physical and mental health status.
Develops treatment plans, including measurable goals and objectives, and completes review for progress.
Facilitates psycho-education classes, group therapy, support groups, and individual counseling.
Inputs clinical documentation into Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) in a timely manner for all services rendered with or on behalf of clients.
Links and refers consumers presenting to clinic to appropriate services.
Performs other related duties as required.


Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:

Graduation from an accredited high school or GED, plus one (1) year of work experience in an area related to duties of the position.
English/Spanish skills, demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish.
Must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) licensed to practice in the State of Texas.
All substance abuse-related trainings must be completed within 90 days of hire.
Education and Experience:
Associates Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field.
One (1) year of experience working with consumers diagnosed with substance abuse, mental health, or dual diagnosis.
Current Texas licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in good standing.
Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a behavioral science.
Minimum of one (1) year of full-time work experience in the social services or substance abuse services.
Professional experience working with consumers diagnosed with substance abuse and/r co-occurring disorders.


Knowledge of individual needs/characteristics associated with mental illness.
Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of behavioral science and behavioral health care.
Knowledge of federal and state laws, government regulation, and agency rules governing behavioral health care.
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance practices and procedures.
Knowledge of local community resources, how to access them and use them effectively.
Knowledge of trauma-informed care, which emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety to help survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Ability to work in a fast-paced health services work setting and to meet deadlines.
Ability to apply knowledge of agency rules, regulations policies, procedures, and standards.
Ability to work with the public and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to problem solve in a creative, viable and realistic manner.
Ability to work independently, to organize work efficiently, and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professionals, individuals, and groups of people.
Ability to develop productive relationships with individual and family members that focus on individual specific outcomes.
Must have ability to work under conditions requiring physical stamina and ability to work in a stressful environment.


Apply in person at:   2644 Encino Park Drive, Eagle Pass, Texas, or submit application and resume to:
Camino Real Community Services
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX.  78052
FAX: 830-772-4304
E-MAIL: hollyb@caminorealcs.org
PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300