Substance Use Disorder Intervention Specialist
THE POSITION Under direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Substance Use Intervention Specialist will perform individual and group intervention for adolescents with alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse problems. This City of Fremont Youth and Family Services position is supported by a grant from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. This is a temporary, 40 hours per week assignment, anticipated to last for 3 yrs. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Intervene with adolescents from diverse backgrounds in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance and alcohol abuse problems and promote drug-free life. Interview adolescents and family members, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate adolescents. Collaborate with counselors, families, school officials, police, case managers, probation officers to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on substance use intervention approaches and adolescents needs. Establish a substance use disorder diagnosis and service goals; develop and write up treatment plans that are responsive to the familys values and strengths as well as adolescent clients needs, in compliance with Drug MediCal documentation requirements. Monitor, evaluate, and record adolescents progresses with respect to treatment goals. Assist adolescents in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, or providing support. Communicate with family members from diverse backgrounds to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting the adolescents to reduce alcohol and substance use and lead a drug-free life. Educate adolescents, families or community members about substance abuse and link them to available community resources. Increase knowledge of adolescent substance use interventions and service standards by reviewing current literature, conducting social research, attending seminars, training workshops, or classes. Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator. THE PERFECT APPLICANT FOR THIS JOB WILL TYPICALLY HAVE: The Human Services Department is searching for motivated and skillful applicants who can exercise sound judgment independently throughout their daily course of responsibilities and can work efficiently with adolescents and their families in dealing with alcohol and other drug problems. The successful applicant would have strong social perceptiveness, excellent interpersonal and communication abilities with people from a variety of backgrounds, and compassionate towards adolescents and their families regardless of the circumstances they are in. Expertise to establish rapport with teens from diverse background is required, as is the expertise to engage with parents, families, and other significant persons to support adolescents make choices to lead a drug-free life. REQUIRED A Masters degree, in process of gaining a Masters degree in Counseling or related position, and/or possession of California State Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification (CAADAC CAAR) is required. Minimally candidates who are qualified must be registered through CCAPP and progressing toward certification. Individuals with any combination of education and/or background that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance would be qualified to apply. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be a Bachelors degree in psychology, social work, human development, or related position and at least 2 yrs background providing interventions to adolescents and families dealing with substance abuse problems. This job requires the expertise to travel independently within and outside of the City limits, and proficiency with Microsoft office suite programs as well as several electronic details systems used for clinical records and time reporting. HIGHLY DESIRED Individuals with Multi-lingual Spanish or Chinese/Mandarin language skills COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The hourly rate for this position is $25-$35 per hour, depending on requirements. The City of Fremont is in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This temporary assignment may become eligible for a medical benefits contribution based on the average number of hours worked. City contributions vary based on hourly rates. READY TO APPLY? To be considered for this position, please apply on-line by submitting a completed City application and resume through our on-line application system:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fremontca/transferjobs.
City Of Fremont
November 15 on Get Social Work Jobs