Addiction Recovery Specialist Juvenile Program



We are adding to our team.

Here's why . . .

  • 85% of juvenile offenders admitted buying drugs
  • 55% of juvenile offenders reported selling drugs
  • 46% of juvenile offenders were under the influence of alcohol at the time of their arrest
  • 67% of juvenile offenders use 1 or more substances on a daily basis — 72% of these individuals report committing crime between 3 and 7 days each week
  • 4 out of every 5 juvenile offenders are under the influence while committing their crimes, test positive for drugs, admit having substance problems, are arrested for committing an alcohol or drug offense, or they exhibit some combination of these characteristics


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 Juvenile 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




  • Must be a graduate of an accredited training program and registered in the state as required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Addictions Recovery, Psychology, Social Work, or related field required.
  • Have or willing to obtain the ACIT ( or have your LAC
  • Experience providing addiction recovery services required.
  • Current credential or license to deliver addiction recovery services required.
  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements.


Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.

Job Requirements:

 TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: Current license or license eligible and actively in process of obtaining licensure.

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Addictions Recovery, Psychology, Social Work, or related field preferred.


  • Correctional experience
  • Experience providing addiction recovery services preferred.

Employees must be able to perform the following:

 - Required to exert up to 50 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or lift, carry, Push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.

- Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and/or crawl occasionally.

- Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful

(Physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising your health and well- being or that of your fellow employees or that of inmates.

- Long periods sitting, typing and reading from a computer screen may be required.