Addiction Recovery Specialist Help Develop and Implement a New Model for Recovery


Wexford of Indiana is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford of Indiana, LLC, our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.


The Indiana Department of Correction Addiction Recovery Services Division has been implementing a strategic program improvement plan since Spring 2017 in partnership with Wexford of Indiana.


This improvement plan, called Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI), is a multi-faceted approach aimed to improve the quality of addiction recovery services, increase access to care while incarcerated, implement updated evidence-based integrated care, and provide increased opportunities for collaboration and continuity with community-based services for those releasing. These improvements are currently in the implementation phase and will continue to be rolled out across all IDOC facilities over the next 6 months.


_______________An exciting time to become part of the change_______________

Addiction Recovery Specialist

Full Time

Pendleton Adult Correctional Facility or Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility




  • Provide direct addiction recovery services and consultation services such as intake assessments, individual and group intervention, treatment planning, and discharge planning.
  • Document all inmate encounters and significant addiction recovery information in SAMS and the Electronic Medical Record in accordance with the policies and procedures of Wexford Health and the policies and regulations of the Indiana Department of Correction.
  • Assist in discharge planning and referral process to appropriate resources when an inmate is discharged to the community, work release, or elsewhere in the system.
  • Complete substance use assessments and consultation services when requested by facility staff, medical staff or mental health staff.
  • Appropriately recommends/offers input to multi-disciplinary team for transfers to alternate levels of care, and/or grade changes when requested.



  • 2 Medical, Rx Plan Options
  •  Vision Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Basic Life/AD&D
  • Voluntary Life and Dependent Life
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Health Savings Account 




The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.


LICENSING: Current credential or license to deliver addiction recovery services in the state of Indiana is required or willingness to obtain the ACIT within 30 days of employment and the CADAC I within 12 months of employment



  • Current CPR certification
  • Addiction Counselor in Training Certification (ACIT) or willing to obtain certification within the first 30 days of employment or
  • Certification in alcohol and drug abuse counseling as issued by the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA) CADAC I or higher or a recognized affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors may substitute for one year of required experience OR
  • Indiana Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)



  • Bachelor's degree in Addictions Recovery, Psychology, Social Work, or related field preferred
  • Accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for up to four (4) years of the required experience, except for the professional experience in counseling and guidance in chemical dependency: Counseling and Guidance, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling or Therapy, Social Work, Sociology Vocational Counseling, or related area


  • Experience providing addiction recovery services preferred
  • Four (4) years full-time professional experience in counseling and guidance, education, public health, rehabilitation counseling, social work, or vocational rehabilitation
  • Chemical dependency treatment or related experience preferred