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Detention Screener (Pasco Juvenile Assessment Center)

Operation Par Inc.
Port Richey, FL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $15 to $16 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

We are seeking compassionate, creative and welcoming individuals to join our specialized team at Operation PAR. Our organization works to provide meaningful and positive change in the lives of individuals suffering from the effects of a substance use disorder (SUD). If you are searching for a job with meaning and purpose – doing work that you can truly feel proud of at the end of each day, then please review the position overview below and consider applying today.


Operation PAR, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering the full continuum of services for individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders. PAR has been providing comprehensive behavioral health treatment in west Florida since 1970 through advocacy, education, clinical services, and research.

Entry-level client serving position with responsibility for screening and assessing juveniles brought to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center . Provides screening of youth for DJJ, assists in determination of the assessment eligibility process and make recommendations to JAC assessors for assessment. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to; tracking the number of adolescents entering the Pinellas JAC, receiving and directing phone inquiries, screening adolescents using appropriate DJJ screening instrument and following Pinellas JAC policies and procedures ensuring the integrity and safety of clients and staff in a locked facility.

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, some college preferred

Experience: One (1) year experience in treatment preferred


1.Possesses a basic understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to adolescent substance abuse

2. Recognizes the social, political, economic and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist.

3. Possesses a basic understanding of the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive substances on adolescents.

4. Possesses a basic understanding of the philosophies, practices, policies, outcomes of the most general accepted models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance abuse related problems.

5. Recognizes the importance of family, social networks and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.

6. Understands the value of an interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.

7. Understands a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative affects of substance use, abuse and dependence. 8. Understands diverse cultures and incorporates the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into practice.

9. Understands the addiction professionals obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.

10. Understands the importance of ongoing supervision and continuing education in the delivery of client services.

11. Understands the obligation of the addiction professional to participate in prevention as well as treatment.

12. Understands and applies setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situations, including safety measures for clients and staff.

13. Understands and recognizes stages of change and other signs of treatment progress.

14. Understands the characteristics and dynamics of families, couples and significant others affected by substance use.


  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • 3 weeks of PTO per year (on top of holidays). PTO increases to 4 weeks/year after 2 years of employment, and then to 5 weeks/year after 5 years of employment.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • 401k matching (50% up to maximum of 6% employee contribution) available after 1 year of full-time employment.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Continuing education, reimbursement for professional certifications, licensure and qualified supervision

Special Requirements:

- Current Florida driver's license (D class)

- Current CPR and First Aid Certification

- Must pass DJJ background and fingerprinting checks

- HIV/AIDS training required every two years

LOCATIONS: 7720 Washington Street Suite 102, Port Richey, FL, 34668

Veterans encouraged to apply

Operation PAR Inc is a drug-free work place that adheres to federal regulations as it pertains to marijuana use.


Operation Par Inc.


Port Richey, FL
34668 USA


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