- 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.
- 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