Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE

To aid and assist clients who are in need of Recovery Assistance (Substance Abuse, Homelessness and any other addictive and adverse social behaviors) to be restored to a level of the restoration the client is capable of becoming self sufficient.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned.

 Manage caseload of approximately 25-30 clients.

 Interview clients and create case plans and follow-up to determine quantity and quality of services provides to assist with problems, and adverse experiences such as personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, physical and/or mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem.

 Secures information such as medical, psychological and social factors contributing to client's situation, and evaluates these and client's capacities.

 Counsels, instructs, and works with clients individually and in large or small group settings, regarding plans for meeting personal needs, goals, objectives, and aids each client to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve their social functioning.

 Helps clients to (through biblical and psychological resources) modify and improve negative attitudes, negative habits, patterns of negative and self-destructive behaviors, by increasing understanding of self, increasing understanding of personal problems and situations, understanding of the part they played in creating these destructive behaviors while working towards permanent  solutions of correction and improvements.

 Refers clients to community resources and other organizations

 Assist clients with their medication needs:  By insuring access to a phone to contact their doctor, pharmacies, Mental Health Agencies etc. for their medicinal needs. 

 Insure that the client remain Med compliant (that they are taking their medications as prescribed), and assist them by monitoring their med box pours.

 Partner with the Med Room coordinator to ensure the client is successful with their medication therapy.

 Compiles, maintains, records and prepares reports on their clients and their duties as assigned.

 Regularly review Case Plans / Passports and performs follow-up to the quantity and quality of service provided to the client and document the status of client's case (ensuring their progression).

 Provides access to information about local congregations to clients to assist them in developing a religious support system outside of the Mission

 Supports and participates in the Work Therapy program; assists Program staff in creating a productive, therapeutic, educational and professional environment that enables clients to learn and/or develop job skills and appropriate workplace behaviors.

 Supports and participates in the Work Therapy program; assists Program staff in creating a productive, therapeutic, educational and professional environment that enables clients to learn and/or develop job skills and appropriate workplace behaviors.

 Preserves a supportive work environment by treating people with dignity, respect, compassion and integrity at all times, and works to resolve grievances; maintains professionalism and promotes a positive Mission image.

 Contribute to team effort by reading, understanding and supporting the Strategic Plan.

 Creates and attains individual (and departmental goals) in support of the Business Plan.

 Performs job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others; respects and conforms to Mission’s Anti-Fraternization and Anti-Harassment policies as well as all other guidelines regarding behavior and conduct.

  Maintain confidentiality of sensitive Mission information, such as client, employee and/or donor data.

 

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Skills / Requirements

Education: Minimum Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Ministry or related field from an accredited institution and or work experience. Equivalent and applicable work experience of 1-2 years may be considered if applicant is certified CAADAC or its equivalents and is actively working towards an appropriate degree. Must be able to supply a registration # and/ or certification number.  If it is a registration number, must also provide proof of classes and fulfill the requirements within 5 years of the registration date.

 Experience: Minimum 2 years full-time work experience with the homeless, substance abusers, mentally ill and/or dually diagnosed is preferred.  Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.

Special License/Certification: Must be certified as a licensed AOD counselor

Important Notes

If you have a passion to serve the homeless, needy and the poor in a faith-based environment, respond to this posting.

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice,Due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.