TEAP/TUPP Specialist/Counselor

The TEAP /TUPP Specialist /CounselorDevelops and implements the Trainee Employee Assistance Program, which includes assessment, intervention, counseling, relapse prevention, and education. Educates and counsels on safe and healthy lifestyles.

Job Description:

  • Provides a minimum of a 1-hour interactive presentation on substance use prevention for all new students during the Career Preparation Period.
  • Schedules and conducts at least three annual center-wide substance use prevention and education activities.
  • Participates in clinical consultation with Center Director, management staff, Center Mental Health Consultant, and Health and Wellness Director regarding substance use-related prevention and education efforts for students and staff.
  • Reviews Social Intake Form (SIF) or intake assessment of all students performed by counseling staff within 1 week of arrival.
  • Collaborates with the Center Mental Health Consultant to determine when an MSWR or medical separation is appropriate and should be recommended for a student with substance use conditions.
  • Provides individual and group intervention services with a focus on behaviors that represent employability barriers.
  • Assists in developing Center operating procedures for program components related to alcohol and other drug testing and intervention.
  • Develops and monitors student intervention plans and documents progress in students’ health records.
  • Conducts ongoing counseling and support groups to include an introduction to the self-help process for intervention students.
  • Works with the Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC), Center physician, wellness staff, counselors, and other non-health staff to ensure that intervention program components are fully understood and integrated in the Center and that staff support student intervention plans.
  • Solicits input from counselors and Student Personnel Officer to update student intervention plans and behavioral contracts. Ensures that intervention planning guides a student’s expected behavior in all areas of Center life and the student is monitored, as needed, by designated Center staff.
  • Collaborates with the recreation department to assist in developing leisure time activities and specific incentives to reinforce an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle.
  • Maintains liaison with community intervention resources. Evaluates self-help groups and establish appropriate referrals.
  • Assists in compiling the quarterly reports for submission to the National Health Service.
  • Conducts training on alcohol and other drugs of abuse to all newly employed staff and to existing staff on an annual basis.
  • Works toward meeting performance standards goals.
  • Follows the CDSS plan and Standards of Conduct system.
  • · Adheres to required property control policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.
  • Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulation, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP), Bizzell policies and procedures, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates and abides by The Bizzell Group’s core values and operating principles.
  • Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
  • Participates in PRH-mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Key Competencies

Performance Standards/Results

Effective Communication

· Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms the correct interpretation of information.

· Very high standard of communication skills both written and verbal for the presentation of facts and ideas.

· Shows professional non-verbal body language and actively listens to others.

Organization of Work

· Action-oriented. Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously with decision-making, flexibility, and problem-solving.

· Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation, and priority assignment in addition to personal organization.

· Shows attention to detail and ability to complete work with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency.

· Continually seek ways to improve employment services provided via the development of professional skills and personal growth.


· Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills when interacting with others. Abides by The Bizzell Group”s Healthy Workplace Environment policy.

· Acts as a team player and builds professional relationships with coworkers to achieve goals.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Proficiency with advanced Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Computer literacy with basic computer functions, email, internet, and basic programs such as Adobe Acrobat.

Knowledge of counseling techniques.

Knowledgeable in the area of substance abuse intervention program

Ability to relate to young adults.


Minimum of one year of experience in drug/alcohol counseling or related field required. Experience with working with youth preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Active, unrestricted substance abuse license or certification that meets minimum state licensing or certification requirements to practice in the state where the center is located. A waiver may be authorized by DOL subject to a professional development plan.

Valid State Driver’s License.