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Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Company: River Region Human Services, Inc
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist works within the Duval County Jail System to screen potential clients and provides education for current clients.
_Essential Duties and Responsibilities: _

1. Conducts substance abuse/dependency & related-issues classes within the Duval County Jail system.

2. Completes substance abuse/dependency screenings for potential admissions into the Corrections Therapeutic Community.

3. Provides referral information as needed.

4. Provides program/services information as requested.

5. Prepares class materials as required.

6. Complies with all confidentiality regulations and policies.

7. Maintains a good working relationship with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office employees, Public Defenders, State Attorneys, the Judiciary, & other criminal justice services providers.

8. Work effectively in an atmosphere of dignity and respect for clients and co-workers.

9. Participate in weekly staff meetings-case staffing.

10. Must work effectively in an atmosphere of dignity and respect for clients and co-workers.

11. Participate in RRHS internal training programs.

12. Participate in RRHS Quality Improvement Program.

13. Other duties as assigned.
_The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform._ Education and Experience Requirements:

- High School Diploma

- Must be eligible for Level 2 DCF Background Clearance

- Must be able to communicate effectively

- Experience in a social service environment preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- Demonstrated ability to personally provide high level of service to targeted client population.

- Demonstrated ability to interact with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

- Demonstrated ability to effectively and persuasively express self verbally and in writing, using correct language and grammar in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic and tactful manner.

- Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of dignity and respect for clients and co-workers.

- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.

- Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits with clients.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, planning, scheduling and organizing professional schedule to complete actions within established deadlines and handling multiple priorities with strong attention to detail

- Computer competency. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, MyLearning, and Newton software

AAP/EEO/M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

Experience:
* Social work: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: River Region Human Services, Inc, Jacksonville , Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Other , Jacksonville, Florida

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