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Substance Use Disorder Intervention Specialist (Pu

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Substance Use Disorder Intervention Specialist (Pu in Alameda County

  • City of Fremont
  • Full time temp
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  • Alameda County
  • 04/06/2019
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READY TO APPLY?

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting a completed City application and resume through our online application system: www.fremont.gov/tempjobs.

Reasonable Accommodation

Human Resources will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of any special needs a minimum of 5 days in advance of the selection process by calling (510) 494-4660. 

The City of Fremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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.

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 family’s values and strengths as well as adolescent client’s 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 ideal Candidate for this job will typically have:

The Human Services Department is searching for motivated and skillful candidates who can exercise sound judgment independently throughout their daily course of responsibilities and can work effectively with adolescents and their families in dealing with alcohol and other drug problems. The successful candidate would have strong social perceptiveness, excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people from a variety of backgrounds, and compassionate towards adolescents and their families regardless of the circumstances they are in.  Ability to establish rapport with teens from diverse background is required, as is the ability to engage with parents, families, and other significant persons to support adolescents make choices to lead a drug-free life.   

REQUIRED

A Master’s degree, in process of gaining a Master’s degree in Counseling or related field, and/or possession of California State Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification (CAADAC CAAR) is required.  Minimally qualified candidates must be registered through CCAPP and progressing toward certification.

Individuals with any combination of education and/or experience 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 Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, human development, or related field and at least two years’ experience providing interventions to adolescents and families dealing with substance abuse problems. 

This position requires the ability to travel independently within and outside of the City limits, and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs as well as several electronic information systems used for clinical records and time reporting.

HIGHLY DESIRED

Individuals with Bi-lingual Spanish or Chinese/Mandarin language skills

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The hourly rate for this position is $25-$35 per hour, depending on qualifications

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

The process may include individual and/or panel interviews, written examination, fingerprint check, or other related components.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$25-$35

READY TO APPLY? To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting a completed City application and resume through our online application system: www.fremont.gov/tempjobs. Reasonable Accommodation Human Resources will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of any special needs a minimum of 5 days in advance of the selection process by calling (510) 494-4660. The City of Fremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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