|Agency||:||AADAP, Inc. – Prevention Unit|
|Youth Outpatient Treatment Counselor I
Non Exempt Employee (Temporary)
|Salary||:||Commensurate Upon Experience|
|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:
- INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES (20%)
- Complete substance abuse initial screenings ensuring proper criteria for prevention and treatment via phones, faxes, & walk-ins.
- Conduct comprehensive assessment and other eligibility forms of each client/participant to determine placement into program.
- CONDUCT TREATMENT AND ADVOCACY SERVICES FOR PROJECT PARTICIPANTS (70%)
- Manage substance abuse prevention and treatment caseloads as assigned.
- Develop various treatment plans and update accordingly.
- Implement individual, group, and family substance abuse counseling services.
- Implement evidence-based practice models and approaches (MI, CBT, ASAM, & DSM-V)
- Conducts drug education/awareness classes/groups and presentations in the office and/or out in the community/schools.
- Coordinate supportive services with school, and other referring/regulatory agencies.
- Completes extensive paperwork (intake/assessment, progress notes, discharge summaries, monthly logs, client reports as assigned, etc.).
- Submit other reports and billings as assigned (LACPRS, Client Matrix, JJCPA, Title IV-E, CalOMS)
- Writes and maintain files and records according to agency, county, state, and federal guidelines with DHCS, DMC, SAPC, & CARF.
- Participate in weekly team meetings, case conference, monthly unit meetings, and agency wide-events and treatment graduations as required.
- Lead and participate in sober youth sober activities, program and agency wide events.
- Conducts random drug testing to clients.
- Participate in ongoing related trainings.
- OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (10%)
- Conduct outreaches to youth and families, schools, providers, community and particularly those who are underserved or difficult to reach.
- Conduct and participate in health fairs in the community as needed.
- Work as treatment representative with Inglewood Juvenile Drug Court and Probation Department.
- Participate in County contract meetings, conferences, and forums as required.
- Perform other agency duties as assigned.
C. QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES)
- State Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification or Registration
- Four-year college education related to field or equivalent work experience related to field.
- Ability to work with high-risk adolescents, juvenile justice/court ordered or probation youth.
- Obtain a class B drivers license within four (4) months of date of hire.
- Permanent resident or U.S. Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
- Valid California Drivers License, current minimum automobile insurance, and an appropriate motor vehicle.
- At least three years of recovery or a drug free lifestyle as of the date of the application.
- Ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in computer operations.
- Pass a physical examination and TB test within one (1) week of date of hire.
- Pass a criminal background check to work with children and adolescents.
- PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Two (2) years of youth treatment service experience.
- Experience or be familiarized with Exym or electronic data interchange/web-based documentation.
- Skill and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in person, over the telephone and in writing.