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Career Systems Development Drug & Alcohol Counselor (TEAP Specialist) in Medina, New York

Overview

Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.

Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.

Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life.

You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you may also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Responsibilities

The TEAP Specialistis responsible for the design, development and coordination of the Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse Prevention/Intervention Program.

  • Designs, develops and implements all programs related to substance use and abuse prevention and intervention in conjunction with the Mental Health Consultant, Counseling and Health Services staff, Center Physician and Center Director.

  • Coordinates all programs designed to reduce and eliminate substance use and abuse.

  • Works with Health and Wellness staff and Center Standards Office for the collection of drug test specimens, the documentation of results, and the consultation with students regarding results.

  • Provides individual counseling for students regarding substance abuse and prevention, and healthy choices.

  • Prepares and facilitates group sessions with students enrolled in the center’s TEAP program.

  • Schedules and facilitates student activities related to the center’s TEAP program.

  • Conducts weekly presentations for all new students regarding TEAP services, prevention, education, intervention, and Job Corps policies.

  • Conducts regular presentations for all students participating in program areas and transitioning out of the Job Corps program on managing substance misuse, abuse, and dependency issues in the workplace.

  • Develops and facilitates three annual center-wide substance use prevention and education activities.

  • Conducts in-service training sessions with both staff and students in all areas related to substance use and abuse.

  • Submits recommendations to the Center Director for medical separations related to substance misuse and abuse in conjunction with the Mental Health Consultant, center physician, and Health and Wellness Manager.

  • Acts as liaison between the center and agency resources and referral contacts.

  • Completes drug use risk assessments on all new intake students in conjunction with Mental Health Consultant and Counseling.

  • Monitors behavior and progress of students involved in TEAP.

  • Maintains confidential reports and records on all referrals and cases. Maintains all documentation of student results and group and activity participation.

  • Complete pre-arrival phone calls to new applicants on an as needed basis.

  • Prepares and submits appropriate reports as required.

  • Facilitates Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle (HEALS) groups in conjunction with Recreation and Health and Wellness Staff.

Qualifications

Minimum:

Must have active, unrestricted state certification in alcohol and drug counseling. Three years work-related experience. Model company Core Values.

Preferred:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field. Previous experience with disadvantaged youth, particularly in a residential setting highly desirable.

Knowledge Required:

Broad-based knowledge of counseling techniques.

Knowledgeable in the area of alcohol and other drugs of abuse intervention program.

Ability to design, develop and implement a program related to alcohol and other drugs of abuse and intervention.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Training skills in both individual and group counseling methods.

Ability to relate well to young adults.

Must possess and maintain valid CPR/First Aid certification.

Ability to use center computer programs and Microsoft Office including but not limited to PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.

CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Evans at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Medina

Job ID2020-3122

CategoryHealth & Wellness

Schedule Hours34 hrs week 8-5:30

Schedule DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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