ADDICTION SPECIALIST - OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Starting: $25.00/hr.
Ignacio, CO Peaceful Spirit
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 To complete the application process, please attach your:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Addendum 

ADDENDUM

In your own words, address each items below to complete the addendum.  (Please complete this request on a separate sheet of paper and upload with your documents above.)


 Professional Experience

  • ­ At least five years of experience in administration of human service programs; minimum of two years must have been in administration of a treatment or counseling program.
  • ­ Experience working with minimum supervision and high levels of responsibility in highly stressful situations.
  • ­ At least two years of supervisory experience with planning, organizing and directing the work of others
  • ­ Experience with program evaluation strategies and formal program evaluation
  • ­ Experience with third party payment systems. 

Proven/Verifiable Abilities

  • ­ Ability to work with resistive clients, both individually and in group.
  • ­ Ability to work effectively with clients to develop treatment plans and continuing care plans.
  • ­ Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients and to recognize and prevent any conflict of interest issues or dual relationships.
  • ­ Ability to work well in a team setting and contribute to helping the treatment team achieve the centers goals/mission; work references are required. 
  • ­ Ability to give feedback and direction to clients in a constructive manner that enhances their care experience.
  • ­ Ability to handle confidential information in an appropriate manner.

Other

  • ­ Knowledge of economic, cultural, and social characteristics of La Plata County, the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and the Ignacio community.
  • ­ Persons in recovery must have at least 5 years of verifiable sobriety, and must maintain abstinence/sobriety during employment. 
  • ­ Must pass the criminal history and child abuse/neglect background checks.
  • ­ Must have reliable transportation, valid Colorado Driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and be eligible for coverage under SoCoCAA vehicle insurance.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • ­ Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in written form, with well-established written and oral skills for report/proposal writing, oral presentation, and completion of all documents for client files.
  • ­ Ability to comprehend, communicate, and implement program goals, objectives and operations and to relate these to administrative objectives and missions.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • ­ Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute rate and percent.
  • ­ Ability to create budgets, understand budget reports and manage program budgets.

REASONING ABILITY

  • ­ Ability to develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • ­ Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting division policies and procedures.
  • ­ Ability to collect, assemble, correlate and analyze data, understand facts and devise solutions to administrative or programmatic issues.
  • ­ Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • ­ Lifting a minimum of 20 pounds may be required.
  • ­ Work will require extensive use of computers with exposure to video display terminals, the need to work in front of a computer terminal for extended periods of time and repetitive motion with data entry and the use of a computer mouse. Position involves standing and sitting for long periods.
  • ­ Adequate hearing is required to hear and converse with all individuals, and to use telephones in a variety of settings.
  • ­ Driving up to 350 miles in one day may be required.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • ­ Able to proficiently use word processing, presentation, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet programs and able to readily learn specialized computer applications.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • ­ Work is performed in an outpatient treatment facility with some exposure to stress, and frequent interruptions. Frequent communication occurs with employees, clients, community entities, and others on a daily basis, including telephonic, electronic, and face-to-face interaction. 

SCHEDULE OF WORK

  • ­ Schedules change with client needs and may include split shifts, holidays, weekends or varied shifts. Shifts vary over seven days a week as necessary to meet center’s needs. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet program, organizational and client needs. 


SUMMARY OF POSITION: Position is responsible for:

  • ­ Administration of the Peaceful Spirit division of SoCoCAA 
  • ­ Assuring that Peaceful Spirit delivers quality care that is in compliance with the requirements of the Colorado Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health as well as other regulations and applicable laws
  • ­ Delivery of clinical services, which include intake for services, evaluations and recommendations, individual and group counseling, State sanctioned impaired driving programs
  • ­ Management of clinical programming
  • ­ Supervision and support of personnel
  • ­ Facility management

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: These are the most significant performance factors involved with this position and they will be the principal factors on which the employee will be evaluated:

  • ­ Maintain Colorado certification/licensure and complete required continuing education.
  • ­ Stay current on OBH regulations, ensuring program compliance with OBH regulations.
  • ­ Prepare for and participate in OBH licensure review process.
  • ­ Establish the Peaceful Spirit organizational structure, delineate and assign relationships and responsibilities and set division-specific policies. 
  • ­ Design and operate internal systems as required to achieve program goals and to comply with SoCoCAA Policies.
  • ­ Establish program specific operating policies and recommend adjustments in the SoCoCAA procedures and policies where necessary and/or appropriate. 
  • ­ Develop interagency cooperative agreements as appropriate.
  • ­ Create a team of qualified staff members and facilitate their interaction to provide high quality services. Perform personnel management with consistency and in compliance with SoCoCAA Personnel Policies.
  • ­ Develop and maintain communications systems between staff members, staff and clients, the program and its partners and others. 
  • ­ Perform local and area-wide needs assessments as needed and lead staff and community members to plan for additional services or changes in program emphasis to address the identified needs.
  • ­ Assist in the preparation of grant applications for submission to funding agencies; research and establish contact with possible sources of additional program funding.
  • ­ Prepare program budgets; monitor program budget activities; and prepare budget modifications as needed. 
  • ­ Coordinate an ongoing and regularly scheduled program of public relations and information utilizing local newspapers and radio stations and public events. 
  • (Performance Criteria, continued)
  • ­ Consistently maintain and update the Peaceful Spirit page on the SoCoCAA website and frequently contribute to the SoCoCAA and Peaceful Spirit Facebook pages. 
  • ­ Prepare monthly activity report and submit on a timely basis to the Executive Director. 
  • ­ Prepare reports and participate in audits of program as necessary. 
  • ­ Attend regular SoCoCAA Board of Directors meetings and other organizational activities as appropriate.
  • ­ Represent Peaceful Spirit at meetings and functions, as needed. 
  • ­ Serve as a professional representative of the SoCoCAA Organization at all times.
  • ­ Serve as a member of the SoCoCAA organizational management team, on organization-wide committees with board members and other management staff, and perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • ­ Conduct program activities cooperatively with related activities conducted by Indian Health Service, Axis Health System, Tribal Council, medical staff, social workers, judicial, tribal, State, SoCoCAA, Federal and County law enforcement institutions and services and others.
  • ­ Evaluate the effectiveness of the program in terms of behavioral changes in clients, the amount and nature of services provided, and in terms of client satisfaction with the services received. Make adjustments as assessments dictate.
  • ­ Monitor the quality of services provided by the program.
  • ­ Oversee monitoring program and provide supervision of the monitoring staff. 
  • ­ Supervise counselors; provide clinical guidance and support as needed.
  • ­ Provide/oversee case management for outpatient clients:
  • ­ Maintain respectful and effective working relationships with clients, SoCoCAA staff, other agencies and the public in all interactions.
  • ­ Research advances in addiction, addiction treatment and prevention, recommending changes in local treatment modalities when appropriate.
  • ­ Provide both individual and education/group therapy to outpatient clients in accordance with court orders/DMV requirements and/or clinical judgment:
  • ­ Ensure that all required paperwork including but not limited to progress notes, evaluations, discharge summaries, treatment plans, DACODS, DRS, are completed in a timely manner.
  • ­ Develop, maintain and implement treatment plans with clients.
  • ­ Act as a referral source for individuals needing other human services and/or additional counseling services.
  • ­ Contact persons referred for treatment and advise them of program services.
  • ­ Prepare correspondence to courts, probation officers and/or case workers regarding recommendations, referrals, and follow-ups for clients.
  • ­ Must abide by Peaceful Spirit Alcohol & Drug Free policy.
  • ­ Must reflect Peaceful Spirit’s values and mission. 
  • ­ Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Requirements

  

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Work references will be required

Credentials

  • ­ Licensed Addiction Counselor credentials; will consider Certified Addiction Specialist, with experience. 
  • ­ Must have, or obtain within 45 days of hire, a current CPR and 1st aid card.

Professional Experience

  • ­ At least five years of experience in administration of human service programs; minimum of two years must have been in administration of a treatment or counseling program.
  • ­ Experience working with minimum supervision and high levels of responsibility in highly stressful situations.
  • ­ At least two years of supervisory experience with planning, organizing and directing the work of others
  • ­ Experience with program evaluation strategies and formal program evaluation
  • ­ Experience with third party payment systems. 

Proven/Verifiable Abilities

  • ­ Ability to work with resistive clients, both individually and in group.
  • ­ Ability to work effectively with clients to develop treatment plans and continuing care plans.
  • ­ Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients and to recognize and prevent any conflict of interest issues or dual relationships.
  • ­ Ability to work well in a team setting and contribute to helping the treatment team achieve the centers goals/mission; work references are required. 
  • ­ Ability to give feedback and direction to clients in a constructive manner that enhances their care experience.
  • ­ Ability to handle confidential information in an appropriate manner.

Other

  • ­ Knowledge of economic, cultural, and social characteristics of La Plata County, the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and the Ignacio community.
  • ­ Persons in recovery must have at least 5 years of verifiable sobriety, and must maintain abstinence/sobriety during employment. 
  • ­ Must pass the criminal history and child abuse/neglect background checks.
  • ­ Must have reliable transportation, valid Colorado Driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and be eligible for coverage under SOCOCAA vehicle insurance.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • ­ Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in written form, with well-established written and oral skills for report/proposal writing, oral presentation, and completion of all documents for client files.
  • ­ Ability to comprehend, communicate, and implement program goals, objectives and operations and to relate these to administrative objectives and missions.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • ­ Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute rate and percent.
  • ­ Ability to create budgets, understand budget reports and manage program budgets.

REASONING ABILITY

  • ­ Ability to develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • ­ Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting division policies and procedures.
  • ­ Ability to collect, assemble, correlate and analyze data, understand facts and devise solutions to administrative or programmatic issues.
  • ­ Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • ­ Lifting a minimum of 20 pounds may be required.
  • ­ Work will require extensive use of computers with exposure to video display terminals, the need to work in front of a computer terminal for extended periods of time and repetitive motion with data entry and the use of a computer mouse. Position involves standing and sitting for long periods.
  • ­ Adequate hearing is required to hear and converse with all individuals, and to use telephones in a variety of settings.
  • ­ Driving up to 350 miles in one day may be required.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • ­ Able to proficiently use word processing, presentation, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet programs and able to readily learn specialized computer applications.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • ­ Work is performed in an outpatient treatment facility with some exposure to stress, and frequent interruptions. Frequent communication occurs with employees, clients, community entities, and others on a daily basis, including telephonic, electronic, and face-to-face interaction. 

SCHEDULE OF WORK

  • ­ Schedules change with client needs and may include split shifts, holidays, weekends or varied shifts. Shifts vary over seven days a week as necessary to meet center’s needs. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet program, organizational and client needs. 

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

I have read and understand the above position description. I assert I am able to perform the essential job functions, meet the physical requirements of this position, and satisfy the expectation for regular attendance.


I understand this job description does not constitute a contract of employment.