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Substance Use Intervention Specialist

Company: Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools OfficeSubstance Use Intervention Specialist Job SummaryUnder the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Substance Use Intervention Specialist provides counseling and substance use intervention services to students in an alternative to suspension program - Peer Solutions. The incumbent works within the parameters of the designated grants; such as, Prop 64 and Public Health and Safety Grant Program.Directly Responsible to: Program CoordinatorSupervisory Responsibilities: NoneEssential Functions and Responsibilities1. Perform student intake assessments to determine appropriate course of action.2. Provide individual and group substance use counseling to students as needed.3. Provide Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing during individual counseling.4. Develop student recovery and cessation plans and make referrals to appropriate service providers.5. Maintain accurate and up-to-date student case records.6. Collaborate with various stakeholders to meet program goals and objectives.7. Attend monthly collaborative meetings with program stakeholders.8. Participate in monthly Saturday Alcohol and Drugs Safety Skills Course.9. Implement all components of the grant with fidelity and according to the metrics/measures identified by the evaluators of the program.10. Assist Coordinator in assuring program complies with established program goals, objectives, strategies, and services.11. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to grant requirements.12. Compile and analyze a variety of data; prepare and maintain a variety of narrative and statistical records, reports and files related to assigned activities.13. Communicate with students, parents and outside agencies to exchange information, provide resources, and resolve issues or concerns within scope of authority.14. Attend and participate in assigned conferences, meeting and committees.15. Perform related duties as assigned.Note: The list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.Desirable QualificationsKnowledge of:

  • Best practices in substance use counseling methods and techniques of individual and group counseling with youth.
  • Modern alcohol, tobacco and drug use prevention techniques and practices.
  • Physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of substance use.
  • Related health and social problems.
  • Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Research, data collection and evaluation methods and procedures.Substance Use Intervention SpecialistAbility to:
    • Provide substance use counseling and education.
    • Communicate effectively with youth; especially those experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.
    • Make referrals to local and regional providers of social, health and other specialized services.
    • Collaborate with team members and school administrators regarding student referrals.
    • Communicate tactfully, diplomatically and professionally with those in the course of work.
    • Maintain records and prepare reports.
    • Continuously monitor all caseload for ongoing treatment, consultation, intervention and referrals in support of a successful outcome.
    • Maintain appropriate adult-to-student relationship and professional boundaries.
    • Maintain confidentiality and only confer with persons with a need-to-know.
    • Meet deadlines and adopt appropriate course of action to meet the needs of the students, program goals and objectives.
    • Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software.Working ConditionsEnvironment:
      • Indoor school office environment
      • May encounter frequent interruptions
      • Driving a vehicle to conduct workPhysical Demands (with or without reasonable accommodations):
        • Mental acuity to perform these tasks, to make sound decisions and judgments in the sphere of assigned duties and to make determinations relative to the effective performance of the tasks.
          • Facility and stamina to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
          • Facility to see and read printed materials, with or without vision aids.
          • Facility to hear and understand speech on the telephone, at normal room levels, and in workshop and training sessions.
          • Facility to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal conversation in person, on the telephone, and presenting at workshops and trainings.
          • Manual dexterity to operate a telephone, computer, copier, calculator and other commonly used office equipment.
          • Physical strength and agility to push, pull and lift any object weighing up to 25 pounds and carry any object weighing up to 15 pounds.
          • Facility to drive a vehicle.Education and Experience A combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, may be qualifying. We reserve the right to determine if a candidate meets the qualifications.A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
            • Graduation from an accredited two-year college with major course work in BehavioralScience field, social work, or other closely related field. Bachelor's degree preferred.
              • Specialized training and/or certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (Required)Substance Use Intervention Specialist
                • Employer may require candidate to attend additional training or obtain additional certification for position. If certification is needed, employer will pay for training program and approved associated expenses. Training may be held out of state, requiring travel.
                  • At least two (2) years intervention/counseling experience, preferably working with youth.OTHER REQUIREMENTS: These requirements must be met prior to beginning employment and will be requested upon job offer acceptance.Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United StatesMust possess a valid California Driver's LicenseMust provide proof of automobile insurance coverageFingerprint and Background clearanceValid Tuberculosis (TB) clearanceFLSA Status: Non-exemptEmployee Group: Classified (unrepresented)Grant Funded PositionSUBMIT APPLICATION TO EDJOIN.ORGJob Type: Full-timePay: $24.52 - $27.04 per hourBenefits:
                    • Dental insurance
                    • Employee assistance program
                    • Health insurance
                    • Retirement plan
                    • Vision insuranceEducation:
                      • Associate (Preferred)Experience:
                        • Addiction counseling: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Roseville , Substance Use Intervention Specialist, Other , Grass Valley, California

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