Career Opportunities

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Applications may be obtained:

Online:
·LPSO Employment Application Web upload.
·LPSO Employment Application download , print and return to LPSO testing office upon completion.

In Person:
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
316 W. Main Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Office hours Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Email:  humanresources@lafayettesheriff.com

Fax:     (337) 236-3989

Mail:    
LPSO Human Resources
P.O. Box 3508
Lafayette, LA 70502

Overview of Job Descriptions and Salaries

LPSO Employee Benefits

 

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)/SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

SUMMARY: Develops and implements effective preventative and treatment programs for drug and alcohol problems of Day Reporting Center inmates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude and includes the following: getting along with co-workers, responding politely to members of the community, working as a team member, functioning under pressure, and responding in a positive manner to supervision.
Other duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

• LPCC IOP provides CIT’s with a written job description and agreement of responsibilities.
CIT’s are able to provide direct client care utilizing the 12 core functions of substance abuse counseling, provided they are under supervision by the on-site facility-employed QPS or QPC.
• LPCC IOP does not allow CIT’s to either identify or represent themselves as a counselor. CIT’s are to refer to themselves as “Counselor-in-Training.”
• LPCC IOP does not allow CIT’s to perform independent clinical duties that are above their skill level. CIT’s are monitored and supervised by the on-site facility QPS/QPC.
• LPCC IOP does not allow CIT’s to function as or identify themselves as a consultant to any substance abuse facility.
• LPCC IOP would allow CIT’s to perform counseling functions, provided they met the aforementioned criteria and their QPS/QPC provided written justification as to why the CIT was
competent and skilled to do so.
• Reports to the Program Director regarding all activity in the clinical services area. Notifies the on-duty supervisor of any and all emergency situations.
• Develop and maintain productive relationships with community resources in addictive services to provide comprehensive inmate services
• Maintain strong working relationships with Correctional and Day Reporting Center personnel in a team approach to inmate services
• Prepare periodic reports and comply with all IOP requirements
• Provide expertise, consultation and serve as a resource to other professionals and paraprofessionals within their scope of practice
• Attend and participate in weekly client care conferences. These conferences include, but are not limited to, treatment planning activities and discharge planning.
Function as patient advocates in all treatment decisions affecting all clients in the LPCC IOP programs.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



 

Qualifications: Must be registered with the Addictive Disorder Regulator Agency as a CIT, CAC or LAC.

Salary Range: No License $2,607.82 per month - With License $2,791.73 per month

Application Requirements: Download an application online at www.lafayettesheriff.com or pick up an application at 316 W. Main St., Lafayette.

Job Posted: 05/04/2017
Application Deadline: 12/30/2017
Contact: Robin Wilson
human.resources@lafayettesheriff.com
337-236-5667