|Department:||Adult Outpatient Services|
|Location:||330 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177|
Working Hours: 40 hrs week; Mon-Fri; 8am - 5pm with flexibility
*** 2 positions available ***
Bachelor’s Degree with experience working in social service programs preferred or an Associate’s Degree with 2 years’ experience working in substance abuse service arena with adults and/or adolescents, street outreach or justice services.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle to transport clients and perform essential functions of the position.
- Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with client, co-workers, professionals, and the general public and other service agencies in a tactful and courteous manner.
- Public speaking skills, ability to develop a presentation and convey information in a concise and professional manner.
- Knowledge of substance abuse related behaviors, withdrawal symptoms and appropriate treatments.
- Ability to handle verbally and/or physically abusive and aggressive clients and utilize verbal de-escalation techniques to ensure the safety and well-being of the client, other clients, and employees in the field.
- Ability to communicate effectively with suicidal, mentally, emotionally, physically and/or psychologically disturbed clients in person and over the telephone.
- Ability to obtain certification in CPR and First Aid and complete training in Aggression Control, Blood Borne Pathogens and AIDS within the first month of employment.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment.
- Engages the community through attendance at community events and membership on local coalitions/consortium groups advocating for substance use disorder education and information dissemination within the community.
- Provides community members with information about opioid and drug addiction issues and services through outreach which may include weekends and at special events.
- Demonstrate understanding of appropriate boundaries while engaging in therapeutic communication and activities with youth and adolescents.
- Provides presentations of evidenced based prevention information to youth at schools and youth serving organizations.
- Provides presentations to teachers and staff at county schools using evidenced based prevention information.
- Participates with law enforcement to complete street outreach to designated “hot spots”. Completes outreach visits to SUD adults at their homes in conjunction with local law enforcement.
- Participates in Opioid Fatality Review Team meetings as directed by supervisor.
- In conjunction with local law enforcement, assists with drug take back events as scheduled.
- Links clients to available resources in the community; provides information and referral; arranges appointments for clients; maintains an up-to-date roster of all community resources.
- Documents all contacts and services provided through service activity notes/logs, attendance rosters, daily log sheets, or other tracking forms; provides updates; completes tracking forms; submits billing information.
- Develops and presents educational programs for high/middle schools, families of clients and the community; provides information to the community regarding services that are available to the targeted population.
- Plans, conducts and/or attends meetings/hearings as required; staffing meetings; court hearings; hospital hearings; Baker Act hearings; committee meetings; treatment team meetings; peer review; case consultations, clinical risk committee, etc. Advises, recommends and staffs at various program related meetings; may take minutes.
- Completes required program reports. Communicates verbally and in writing with the public, other service agencies, criminal justice system, pretrial intervention services, schools, family, and significant others, etc.; may serve as a liaison or resource person.
- Controls verbally and/or physically abusive and aggressive clients and performs verbal de-escalation techniques if necessary. Provides suicide and violence assessments and immediate crisis intervention, either in person or by telephone to diffuse potentially life-threatening situations and provide appropriate treatment/intervention and follow up to individuals who are in crisis.
- Maintains an awareness of proper safety procedures and guidelines. Participates in in-service training. Performs on-call duty when required.
- Performs related work as required.
- Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
- Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
- Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
- Shows respect to others.
- Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
- Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled