Position Description Addiction Prevention Counselor III (on-call) Location San Jose Gish Requisition Number 1114 # of openings 1 Apply Now Job Title: Addiction Prevention Counselor III Classification: Exempt Salary: $24.74 - $36.37 hourly Actual offers will be determined by the candidates creditable years of experience in conjunction with internal equity considerations and based on the organizations current compensation practices. Job Code: 266 Job Summary Works within the vision, mission and philosophy of the agency. Under general supervision, implements the Addiction Prevention Services (APS) Program at designated schools and in family settings. Fulfills a leadership role in the collaboration and communication between the agency and assigned school. Provides highest level of prevention services to families. Initiates and facilitates the menu of Addiction Prevention Services (APS) in schools, community-based and agency-based settings. Essential Duties 1. Demonstrates mastery of Addiction Prevention Counselor II job description. 2. Serves as a lead in providing EMQFF the Addiction Prevention Services (APS). 3. Conducts School Needs Assessment to determine appropriate service delivery. Completes Intake/assessments of youth in school settings. 4. Screens for addiction, crisis, and treatment. 5. Conducts initial and follow-up actions as required by referring agency and linkage needs. 6. Collaborates with school staff to identity and provide relevant presentations to school groups (e.g., students, parents, teachers, support staff). Assists teachers with classroom presentation. 7. Leads meetings with Addiction Prevention Services (APS) staff, school staff and families. 8. Ensures collaborative communication with school, referring agency, youth and parents. 9. Provides training and support to staff. Other Duties and Responsibilities 10. Performs other related responsibilities, as assigned, to support specific department/business needs 11. Employee is required to meet applicable productivity and documentation requirements OTHER DUTIES 12. Driving to appointments with clients and their families or other key contacts 13. Physical interactions with children of variable ages such as, but not limited to, games, sports and other activities Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees are responsible for keeping job requirements up to date. This can include but are not limited to certifications, licensure, and maintaining a clear criminal record. Education Requirements Masters Degree (MA/ MS) in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, related field or CAADAC (California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) certification. Experience Requirements Two (2) years of experience in Healthcare/Medical - Substance Abuse/Addiction Medicine or related field. Strong clinical and counseling skills. Other Specific Requirements Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Child Abuse Index Check (CAIC) background clearance. Valid California Driver's license with two years experience driving and clean driving record may be required. Work Environment/Conditions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. In addition, this position requires standing, sitting, walking, climbing and kneeling. Employee Statement of Understanding I have read and understand the job description for my position. I am able to perform all of the essential functions of this position. I agree to successfully complete all required training indicated for this position. I agree to keep all of my required certifications and licenses current and up to date and provide proper documentation of the same to the Human Resources Department. I agree to comply with all Agency policies and procedures. I agree to comply with the agency compliance plan and all laws, rules, regulations and standards of conduct relating to my position. As an employee, I understand my duty to report any suspected violations of the law or the standards of conduct to my immediate supervisor. As an employee, I will strive to uphold the mission and vision of the organization. All employees are required to adhere to the values in all their interactions with youth and families and fellow employees.