• Outreach Counselor

    Posted on January 29, 2018 by in
    Woodridge Interventions
    Published
    January 29, 2018
    Location
    Woodridge
    Job Type
    Full-time
    Certifications
    CADC
    Street
    2221 64th St

    Description

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct alcohol and drug screens, and bio-psychosocial assessments on potential participants.
    • Provide orientation of agency programs for new participants.
    • Write clinical evaluations for participants when needed.
    • Contact referral and collateral sources as needed.
    • Attend agency and outside trainings for maintenance, enhancement of knowledge and skills.
    • Maintain accurate records on participants served.
    • Input appropriate data into computer system.
    • Monitor and update participants’ list.
    • Adhere to professional standards of ethics.
    • Ability to work flexible schedule.
    • Participate in team meetings, and in agency marketing efforts.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field; or an Associate’s degree preferred.
    • Must have at least two (2) years of experience in the substance abuse, mental health, or counseling field.
    • Must have knowledge of standardized tests used to assess participants for alcohol and drug problem, and knowledge of DSM IV-R criteria for abuse and dependence.
    • Must have the clinical skills necessary to identify and assess problems related to or attributable to substance abuse/ dependence.
    • Must be certified by IAODAPCA,
    • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
    • Basic knowledge of computer keyboard.
    • Bilingual/ bicultural preferred (Spanish/ English).
    • Must be sensitive and aware of current issues in the field of substance abuse.
    • Must be culturally sensitive.
    • Possession of valid Illinois driver’s license and willingness to use personal vehicle in course of employment.

     Equal Opportunity Employer

     

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