Under the supervision of the Chief Prevention and Recovery Support Officer, the Prevention Specialist will perform a variety of duties, including: interacting with students, teachers, parents, schools, and community agencies to prevent substance abuse, violence, academic failure, unplanned pregnancy, disease, and delinquency through education and intervention services. The employee will foster relationships between the districts, community organizations, county office and public agencies to provide opportunities for the youth of Muskingum County.
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This is a complex clinical position involving the engagement of clientele in a therapeutic relationship with the goal of fostering cognitive and behavioral change to improve overall client functioning. This position answers to the Chief Clinical Officer and/or clinical supervisor position.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct psycho-social assessments and make appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations; including but not limited to referrals to scheduling individual and group therapy.
- Conduct individual, group, and family therapy sessions. Assist client with establishing an individual treatment plan for appropriate services.
- Coordinate clinical treatment with referral sources.
- Complete all paperwork and assessments in a timely manner, in accordance with agencies policy and procedures.
- Arrange clinical, intervention, or prevention appointments based on the needs of those the agency serves.
- Will be a participating member of the agency’s Quality Improvement Team and attend all Clinical staff meetings, unless excused.
- Perform community outreach as required.
- Participate in clinical staffing on clientele with treatment team on a weekly basis.
- Must adhere to confidentiality laws, regulations, and policies as related to all client information.
- Must keep all licensures current, and continuously upgrade professional skills.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, prefer a Masters. Must have LSW, LPC, LCDCII, or LCDCIII.
- Must possess knowledge about substance use and mental health theories as related to job.
- Proficient or willing to learn Qualifacts / Care Logic or other required programs.
- Is LCDC II or LSW or will become licensed within 4 months of employment
- Must have strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills, able to relate to people of varying ages and backgrounds.
- Must possess time management skills and be able to work independently
- Proficient in MS Windows Office and Outlook.
- Strong belief in family centered practice and ability to provide services or refer to services that assist/enrich the recoveree and recoverees’ family members. Ability to work with diverse populations and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to focus on and reinforce positive strengths and behaviors.
- This position answers to the Chief clinical Officer and/or clinical supervisor.
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