Intervention Specialist

Date:  7/1/19
Agency:  AADAP, Inc.- Youth Outpatient
Job Title:  Intervention Specialist- FT (YOT)
Role:  Non-Exempt Employee
Salary:  Commensurate Upon Experience
Opening Date:  Immediately
Closing Date:  Until Filled
Open Positions:  One (1) Full-time
Submit Resumes to:  hr@aadapinc.org

A.  SUMMARY STATEMENT UNDER INTERVENTION SPECIALIST:

Under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator and YO Coordinator, the Intervention Specialist implements educational components following an approved work plan and conducts alcohol and other drug related presentations, outreach, and classes, training activities to providers, community groups, schools, and other organizations, and researches, identifies, develops curriculum, and resource handouts in accordance and within the scope of SAPC prevention contracts. Intervention Specialist also conducts screenings, intakes/assessments, treatment groups, counseling and case management services to youth and their families with SAPC’s Drug Medical Contract.

 

B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (80%):

  1. Develop training materials including curriculum design and material handouts.
  2. Coordinate and conduct presentations, classes, and trainings on alcohol, marijuana and other drug topics including addiction, cycle of addiction related topics.
  3. Conduct outreach networking to develop community contacts and disseminate program materials
  4. Collect assessment and evaluation documentation as needed
  5. Provide technical assistance to other organizing bodies as assigned.
  6. Conduct leadership development, skills building as assigned.
  7. Complete substance abuse initial screenings ensuring proper criteria for treatment via phones, faxes, & walk-ins.
  8. Conduct comprehensive assessment and other eligibility forms of each client to determine placement into program.
  9. Manage substance abuse treatment caseloads as assigned.
  10. Develop various treatment plans and update accordingly.
  11. Implement individual, group, & family counseling, case management, and recovery support substance abuse services.
  12. Implement evidence-based practice models and approaches (MI, CBT, ASAM, & DSM-V)
  13. Complete documentation (intake/assessment, progress notes, discharge summaries, monthly logs, client reports as assigned, SAGE, and EXYM, etc.).
  14. Submit other reports and billings as assigned (PPSDS, Client Matrix, JJCPA, Title IV-E)
  15. Writes and maintain files and records according to agency, county, state, and federal guidelines with DHCS, DMC, SAPC, & CARF.
  16. Conducts random drug testing to clients.


C.  ADMINISTRATIVE, OUTREACH, AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (10%):

  1. Comply with City, County, State and Federal contractual agreements.
  2. Represent AADAP at local, state and federal forums, conferences, and other activities.
  3. Submit reports and other data as assigned.
  4. Maintain accurate files on education activities and evaluations.
  5. Attend County related meetings as assigned
  6. Participate in weekly team meetings, case conference, trainings, monthly unit meetings, and agency wide-events as required.
  7. Conduct outreaches to youth and families, schools, providers, community and particularly those who are underserved or difficult to reach.
  8. Work as treatment representative with Inglewood Juvenile Drug Court and Probation Department.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

D.  QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES):

  • Required:
    1. Permanent resident or U.S. Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
    2. Valid California Drivers License and current automobile liability insurance.
    3. Three years of recovery and a drug free lifestyle as of the date of application.
    4. State Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification or Registration
    5. Four-year college education related to field or equivalent work experience.
    6. Ability to work with high-risk adolescents, juvenile justice/court ordered or probation youth.
    7. Ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
    8. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in computer operations.
    9. Pass TB test within one (1) week of date of hire.
    10. Pass a criminal background check to work with children and adolescents.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    1. Two (2) years of youth treatment service experience.
    2. Knowledge of substance abuse and related issues and health education
    3. Experience or be familiarized with Exym or electronic data interchange/web-based documentation.
    4. Skill and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in person, over the telephone and in writing.

Revised 05/16/19

 

AADAP, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ADHERES TO HIRING PRACTICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATUTES.