Reports to the Wellness Manager. Responsible for the design, development and coordination of the Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse Prevention/Intervention Program. Demonstrates on-going commitment to preparing young people for the workforce by modeling, mentoring and monitoring excellence in the eight Career Success Standards of: workplace relations and ethics; information management; communications; multicultural awareness; personal growth and development; career and personal planning; interpersonal skills and independent living.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrates and abides by ODLE Core Values and operating principles.
- Designs, develops and implements all programs related to substance use and abuse prevention and intervention in conjunction with the Mental Health Consultant and Health Services staff, center physician and Center Director.
- Coordinates all programs designed to reduce and eliminate substance use and abuse.
- Conducts in-service training sessions with both staff and students in all areas related to substance use and abuse.
- Submits recommendations to the Academy Director for medical terminations related to substance misuse and abuse in conjunction with the Mental Health Consultant, center physician, Health and Wellness Administrator, etc.
- Acts as liaison between center and agency resource and referral contacts. Monitors behavior and progress of students involved in the TEAP Program.
- Maintains confidential reports and records on all referrals and cases.
- Prepares and submits appropriate reports as required.
- Attends required staff training sessions.
- Clearly communicates and consistently models appropriate CSS and employability skills including personal responsibility and computer fluency.
- Maintains accountability of staff, students, and property, adheres to safety practices in all areas of responsibility.
- Cultivates and maintains a climate on center that is free of harassment, intimidation and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field. Must have state certification in alcohol and drug counseling. Three years of work-related experience.
- Prefer Master’s degree and previous experience with disadvantaged youth, particularly in a residential setting.
- Valid State driver’s license in the state of employment with acceptable driving record.