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Substance Abuse Technician - $2,000 sign on incentive!

Bernalillo County, NM
$49,420.80 Annually
retirement plan
United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque
415 Silver Avenue Southwest (Show on map)
December 05, 2023

Position Summary & Duties Responsible


Substance Abuse Technician will perform professional level duties and functions associated with the treatment of substance abuse (drugs and alcohol). Provide comprehensive detoxification and treatment services to clients.


  1. Obtain relevant information about clients through interview, assessment and case history; assist and support clients through addiction detoxification and recovery; observe, intervene and report client adherence to program goals and objectives.
  2. Work in conjunction with other department staff to administer scheduled program curriculum and other activities utilized for treatment and rehabilitation of substance abuse.
  3. Gather and research data utilized to track the reliability and validity of treatment that has been provided; make recommendations regarding modification of services and service delivery.
  4. Process new clients, i.e., issuance of clothing, orientation to the rules of facilities and assist clients with daily activities, events and informational literature.
  5. Will provide education to individuals and groups in the community and facilitate group presentations and workshops.
  6. Transport clients to appointments and other service locations outside of assigned program.
  7. Maintain progress notes and document behavioral incidents through observation of clients and maintain confidential records.
  8. Participate in reviews of job performance and adhere to recommended measures for change. 9. Receive guidance and training from Program Supervisor within the division.
  9. Maintain current knowledge base on counseling issues regarding substance abuse through conferences, educational training and networking with other agencies or groups.
  10. Perform other job-related duties as assigned or required.

* The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma and two (2) years of work experience involving substance abuse, healthcare, law enforcement, emergency management, or corrections. Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered for the above requirements.

Supplemental Information


  1. Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) preferred.


The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

  1. Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation.
  2. Pursuant to the criminal history screening for Caregivers Act, Section 29-17-1 through Section 29-17-5 NMSA 1978, new hires at the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services facility will be required to complete a caregiver criminal history screening for all caregivers. Conviction of a disqualifying condition is cause for termination or sufficient reason not to hire if applicant has a disqualifying condition on their record at time of application.
  3. Employee must have a valid New Mexico driver's license by employment date and maintain a valid NM driver's license while employed in this position.
  4. Employee may be required to work different shifts and program reassignments.
  5. Employee must complete required FEMA training(s) as assigned to position.


  1. Essential job duties are performed indoors in climate-controlled environment.
  2. Primary work surface is even, dry, carpeted or tiled floor.
  3. Works alone primarily, with or without directions. Works with groups and with a select team at times


  1. Telephone, typewriter, calculator, computer, fax machine, and copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties.
  2. Various forms of paperwork are handled in performance of essential job duties.

Equal Opportunity Employer