Youth Outpatient Treatment Counselor I (Temporary)

Job Announcement

 

Date : 4/6/17
Agency : AADAP, Inc. – Prevention Unit
Job Title

Role

:

:

Youth Outpatient Treatment Counselor I

Non Exempt Employee (Temporary)

Salary : Commensurate Upon Experience
Opening Date : Immediately
Closing Date : Until filled
Opening Positions : One (1) Full-Time
Submit Resumes to : Jon Fukuda
2900 S Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
  (323) 293-6284, (323) 295-4075 (fax)

 

 

 

A. SUMMARY STATEMENT:

Under the supervision of the Youth Outpatient Coordinator, the YOT Counselor I conducts outreach, intake, direct service, and case management services to youth and their families with the SPA 8 Adolescent Intervention and Treatment Recovery Program.

B.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES (20%)
    1. Complete substance abuse initial screenings ensuring proper criteria for prevention and treatment via phones, faxes, & walk-ins.
    2. Conduct comprehensive assessment and other eligibility forms of each client/participant to determine placement into program.
  2. CONDUCT TREATMENT AND ADVOCACY SERVICES FOR PROJECT PARTICIPANTS (70%)
    1. Manage substance abuse prevention and treatment caseloads as assigned.
    2. Develop various treatment plans and update accordingly.
    3. Implement individual, group, and family substance abuse counseling services.
    4. Implement evidence-based practice models and approaches (MI, CBT, ASAM, & DSM-V)
    5. Conducts drug education/awareness classes/groups and presentations in the office and/or out in the community/schools.
    6. Coordinate supportive services with school, and other referring/regulatory agencies.
    7. Completes extensive paperwork (intake/assessment, progress notes, discharge summaries, monthly logs, client reports as assigned, etc.).
    8. Submit other reports and billings as assigned (LACPRS, Client Matrix, JJCPA, Title IV-E, CalOMS)
    9. Writes and maintain files and records according to agency, county, state, and federal guidelines with DHCS, DMC, SAPC, & CARF.
    10. Participate in weekly team meetings, case conference, monthly unit meetings, and agency wide-events and treatment graduations as required.
    11. Lead and participate in sober youth sober activities, program and agency wide events.
    12. Conducts random drug testing to clients.
    13. Participate in ongoing related trainings.
  3. OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (10%)
    1. Conduct outreaches to youth and families, schools, providers, community and particularly those who are underserved or difficult to reach.
    2. Conduct and participate in health fairs in the community as needed.
    3. Work as treatment representative with Inglewood Juvenile Drug Court and Probation Department.
    4. Participate in County contract meetings, conferences, and forums as required.
    5. Perform other agency duties as assigned.

C. QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES)

  1. REQUIREMENTS:
    1. State Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification or Registration
    2. Four-year college education related to field or equivalent work experience related to field.
    3. Ability to work with high-risk adolescents, juvenile justice/court ordered or probation youth.
    4. Obtain a class B drivers license within four (4) months of date of hire.
    5. Permanent resident or U.S. Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
    6. Valid California Drivers License, current minimum automobile insurance, and an appropriate motor vehicle.
    7. At least three years of recovery or a drug free lifestyle as of the date of the application.
    8. Ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
    9. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in computer operations.
    10. Pass a physical examination and TB test within one (1) week of date of hire.
    11. Pass a criminal background check to work with children and adolescents.
  2. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Two (2) years of youth treatment service experience.
    2. Experience or be familiarized with Exym or electronic data interchange/web-based documentation.
    3. Skill and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in person, over the telephone and in writing.

 

Revised 1/25/17