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Addictions Specialist

Anne Arundel County Annapolis, MD
  • Expired: October 09, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

This posting will be used to fill a full-time, permanent position in the Health Department. This is responsible professional work in coordinating and conducting a substance abuse community intervention program through the Anne Arundel County Health Department. The incumbent will be providing assessment and community case management services to the Community Case Management Program, DUI/Drug Treatment Court clients according to their needs and the DUI/Drug Treatment Court Program requirements.

NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORKThe incumbent is responsible for the coordination all aspects of assigned program or service to include planning, budgeting/grants administration, publicity, education and training. All work is performed under the direction of the programs director.(Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential functions of all positions in the class.)Provides technical assistance, training and education to local businesses, community groups, schools and government agencies in substance abuse prevention programs.Researches, identifies resources, develops local prevention plans and executes programs.Plans, implements and directs community alcohol, tobacco and other drugs abuse primary prevention plans.Conducts needs assessments to identify specific risk factors for alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.Creates and administers budget and related grants.Recruits, trains and manages volunteers; educates, informs and coordinates parent leaders and groups in effective parent-child relationships and communication.Directs county-wide prevention advisory council; directs discussion groups in awareness of hazards of ATOD abuse.Performs public speaking on abuse prevention; researches, develops and distributes drug and alcohol educational materials through various media.Provides consultation and training to local business, industry and organizations in establishing employee assistance and wellness programs.Serve as liaison to community, government and other agencies; refers individuals to appropriate human service programs.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESConsiderable knowledge of the effects of substance abuse on individuals and targeted populations.Considerable knowledge of the principles and methods of program development, implementation, and promotion.Considerable knowledge of area community resources and access procedures.Ability to plan, organize, and direct programs in abuse prevention.Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to include public speaking before large groups and promotional materials creation.Ability to establish and effective working relationships with others to include effective networking with community, school and business members.Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in counseling, education, or a related field; two (2) or more years of experience in counseling or education; and certification or license as required by the State.Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:Certified or licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional CounselorsKnowledge of substance abuse services, mental health and community resources/services Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

Anne Arundel County


Annapolis, MD
21401 USA