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Harrisburg, IL 62946
Person in this position will be responsible for screening and assessing clients and providing a variety of programs in relation to substance abuse for clients participating in the program. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.
Essential Job Functions:
- Complete screening and assessment of each client with required assessment tools;
- Initiate and sustain each individual’s motivation to participate in treatment by using techniques of engagement, including therapeutic relationships, individual counseling, and brief interventions based on the stages of change;
- Develop a comprehensive Wellness and Recovery Plan service plan for each client that includes the results of assessments, and short- and long-term treatment goals and objectives of the client (the service plan is developed with the input of the client, but within the limitations imposed by the IDJJ);
- Provide daily treatment and curriculum-based education groups on the basic concepts of therapeutic communities, emotional incarceration, relapse prevention, motivation for treatment and the stages of change, communicable diseases, cognitive skills, conflict resolution, fundamental social skills, and personal moral development;
- Assist clients in the development of self-help groups, such as AA/NA, which offer clients an opportunity to support one another in recovery;
- Maintain individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including documentation of vocational/educational activities as well as all other pertinent documentation, and ensure files are securely stored;
- Supervise clients, including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities;
- Maintain all information according to the laws of confidentiality as required by the Federal Register, General Provisions, Title 42, Chapter 1, Part 2, which prohibits making disclosures without the specific written consent of the client, or as otherwise permitted by such regulations;
- Obtain a signed release of confidential information (disclosure form) from each client authorizing OSAP to review case files for quality assurance reviews and evaluation of WestCare performance, and maintain as a part of the client file;
- Maintain thorough records of each client’s participation, including Participant IDJJ Number, unique identifier for the WestCare Program, beginning and ending dates of service; number of hours of participation, and number of days of participation;
- Submit all individual client data on a weekly basis for entry into the WestCare database;
- Attend all required staff development training, including cross-training and WestCare in-service training, such as conducting assessments, clinical skills, developing service plans, basic TC concepts, emotional incarceration, relapse prevention, motivation for treatment and stages of change, cognitive skills, conflict resolution, social skills, moral development, communicable diseases, and self-help groups;
- Develop post-release plans
- Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and
- Perform any other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required;
- Experience or expertise with justice-involved populations preferred;
- Experience or expertise with adolescents preferred
- Clinical Certification, must:
- Hold clinical certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA), or
- Meet the requirements specified above within two years after the date of employment; and
- Not work in any supervisory capacity until such requirements are met; and
- Work under the direct, verifiable supervision of an individual who has staff supervisory responsibility at the facility and who meets the requirements above; and
- Sign, and adhere to, a professional code of ethics developed by the organization;
- Knowledge of offender populations, criminal subcultures, and cultural differences, substance abuse assessment tools, therapeutic community concepts;
- Must complete 40 hours of continuing education biennially if CADC licensed; or
- Within two years, must obtain 150 hours of clinical supervision and 225 hours of training/education (100 hours AODA Specific, 6 Professional Ethics and 119 IC&RC Performance Domains) and complete the CADC written examination to obtain licensure.
- Work is performed in an institutional setting; and
- Some outdoor activities may be required.
- The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, BUT exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks;
- Occasional lifting of more than 10 pounds;
- Occasional risk of intensive physical activity with clients; and
- Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position.
Job Location: Harrisburg – 1201 W Popular – Harrisburg, IL
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: Undisclosed
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Travel Percentage: None
Job Shift: Undisclosed
Job Category: Undisclosed