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Volunteer-Counselor

at Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc

Posted: 2/14/2020
Job Status: Internship,Volunteer
Job Reference #: 1465
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Job Description

Characteristicsof Position:

This isa professional clinical position in a human services agency providing alcohol,drug abuse, mental health or juvenile justice services. Intervention counselors provide appropriateassessment, counseling, and documentation. Services are often provided inclient homes or other community settings, as well as at secure JuvenileAssessment Center setting, ACTS offices, or Department of Juvenile Justiceoffices.

Prerequisite Requirements:

  • Bachelor'sdegree in criminal justice, social work, or closely related human services field

  • AllACTS, Inc. employees must be able and willing to work when expected toaccommodate program and/or agency needs, participate in the agency's QualityImprovement Program and attend all assigned/required trainings, practiceon-the-job safety at all times, and demonstrate the ability to communicate andwork with others and be respectful of peers, supervisors, clients, guests, etc.If required by contract or administrative rule, must fully participate in NAPPI(crisis intervention) training and able to apply same to work setting.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Experience in family counseling

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Physical /Safety/Health Considerations: Standing,walking, carrying, stooping, speaking, and listening

Quality of Work Expected: Levelcommensurate with satisfactory volunteer counselor performance

Quantityof Work Expected: Commensurate with level necessaryto fully meet obligations

Supervision: Volunteer work isperformed under the supervision of the Program Director/designee.

Scope ofResponsibilities:

Adhere to regulatorybodies and licensing rules, guidelines and established protocols to carry outall duties required by contract, licensure, accreditation, and certificationrelative to agency, program, service assignment and agency designated models ofservice delivery. TheVolunteer Counselor is responsible for providing specialized counselingservices to prevent the recurrence of domestic violence and reduce the relatedrisk of eventual substance abuse involvement among household members.

Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Schedules an in-home appointment within fourteen (14) days ofadmission to introduce program services, complete intake documents and provideorientation.

  • Completes a thorough interview with the juvenile, family members,referral source, and collateral sources to determine the factors contributingto the domestic violence.

  • Completes an intervention plan with the juvenile and identifiestheir needs.

  • Conducts and documents an intervention plan progress review on amonthly basis.

  • Identifies whether there is substance abuse occurring among anyhousehold members and documents an immediate referral for further evaluationand/or treatment.

  • Targets all non-abusing members between the ages of 10 and 17within the home, to include either the offender, siblings or others, to receivesubstance abuse educational materials.

  • Provides selective intervention services in the form ofspecialized counseling focusing on effective communication, anger management,problem-solving, coping skills, parenting, and other identified needs to reducethe risk of future violence and substance abuse involvement.

  • Provideassistance to link youths and families with recommended services

  • Providesubstance abuse prevention education to youths

  • Collaborateswith treatment and community service providers to ensure services arestreamlined and to avoid duplicative efforts by multiple sources.

  • Maintainsa positive relationship with Department of Children and Families, Department ofJuvenile Justice, and service provider staff.

  • Maintaindocumentation for assigned clients and manage records in compliance withrequirements of contract, licensure, and accreditation

  • Participate in peer review and providesdirection and professional development as appropriate.

  • Perform related work as required /assigned.

The omission of specific statements does not preclude managementfrom assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logicalassignment to position.

ACTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



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