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RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Drug & Alcohol and Education
The position requires an individual who possesses competencies that are essential to the effective practice of recovery support for substance use disorders utilizing the Social Model Approach. The individual needs to become fully proficient in understanding addiction, treatment, knowledge, application to practice, and professional readiness; full proficiency and understanding is required in the practice of recovery orientated systems of care (ROSC) related to the resident, family and community.
JOB STATUS: Full-Time
- Responsible for all functions and operations of the Recovery House. Must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Must meet with each incoming Resident for orientation to review the welcome packet, complete the intake process and ensure all required documents are signed.
- Monitor and implement the house rules, policies and procedures of the Recovery House
- Facilitate and/or Co-facilitate weekly Mandatory Recovery House meetings. Coordination of weekly meetings and mandatory 12 step meetings
- Designate and clearly outline the responsibilities of the Resident in terms of daily chores and kitchen/food clean-up. Share the schedule of household duties. Prepare and cook meals along with other residents as shared responsibilities.
- Ensure maintenance repairs are made within 48 hours, maintain the inside and outside grounds of the house
- Conduct Fire drill every 90 days and maintain proper documentation
- Coordinate transportation with the Van Driver and Residents for outside functions related to recovery plan.
- Collection of rent from residents
- Follow-up with the resident and Case Manager on a weekly basis to ensure progress of their recovery plan
- Organizes and conducts social and cultural activities to promote sobriety and awareness about substance abuse.
- Maintains confidential participant records and/or data in a secured manner. Completes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in a timely manner.
- Performs other related duties and other duties as requested and/or necessary.
- Maintains required training hours and clearances.
- Maintains open communication with Director and other staff as it relates to the necessary flow of the job and programs. Aids in the design of peer mentoring and recovery support.
- Continually remains up to date on individual, group, and family recovery supports approaches. Possesses and utilizes the ability to relate to problems and special needs of clients.
- Utilizes effective retention techniques and evidence based approaches to maintain participation such as motivational interviewing techniques and will incorporate ROSC principles throughout the process.
- Must possess and utilize excellent verbal and written communication skills and general computer skills, including WORD, EXCEL, Gmail, internet, and other systems.
- Must have understanding of the criminal justice system, ATOD pharmacology, confidentiality, FERPA and PPR laws and regulations, and DDAP Best Practices Guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand: sit and walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms. The employee must be capable of lifting or pulling 175 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust and focus. Proper diction and command of the English language required.
The House Manager must have at least a high school diploma/GED, preferably lived experience with substance use disorder and at least 18-24 months of sustained recovery. Knowledge of the criminal justice system, adult probation and parole is essential. Reliable transportation and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license as well as current PA auto insurance are required.
All required clearances must be current including Act 33/34 Child Abuse Clearance and Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, and FBI Clearance.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Supervisor
The Family Specialist will provide referral services to families, and assist the family in achieving the goals of the Family Service Plan. The Family Specialist is involved in the initial family contact and subsequent frequent and intense in-home services. The family specialist is available to referral sources and families during times of crisis. Provides supportive counseling and activities to family members in conjunction with the Family Therapist.
JOB STATUS: Full Time Non-Exempt
- Meets with families at times designated by ACCYF, individually and in family sessions, to assist in the attainment of the Family Service Plan goals.
- Models child rearing practices, behavior management techniques, and anger management skills.
- Assists parents in the development of home maintenance skills and routines, appropriate childcare and safe management of the home environment.
- Accompanies family members to necessary appointments and school conferences.
- Partners with the Family Therapist and the family at the time of the initial referral and subsequent crisis.
- Partners with the Community and School Specialists when necessary.
- Bills for at least 33 hours per week.
- Responsible for a caseload of 4-7 families at any one time.
- Maintains accurate and up to date family files.
- Maintains professionalism at all times when working with families, FPP staff and outside agencies.
- Participates in the development and review of the Family Service Plan.
- Records and completes all progress and other documentation and reports as required.
- Attends and participates in internal and external training as required.
- Assists in the assessment of the family, collects intake information, and conducts follow-up activities.
- Attends program staff meetings and meets with supervisory staff and other agency personnel as assigned.
- Participates in monthly file review.
- Attends supervision weekly.
- Responsible for carrying a cell phone and pager at all times and returning pages within 15 minutes.
- Responsible for on call duties during designated rotation as well as any time during evening and weekend hours.
- Responsible for attending a crisis during anytime of the day or weekend.
- Required to be flexible during the day and/or weekend.
- Required to dress professionally during court appearances and semi-professional dress during working hours.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; and walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; the employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Proper diction and command of the English language is required. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
Bachelor’s degree in the human services, and one semester’s internship in the human services field, or at least one year experience in in-home services or the social service field. Additionally, four years working experience with families and children may be substituted. Act 33/34 clearances are required as well as a valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Responsible to: Clinical Supervisor
LICENSED THERAPIST (LP) (LSW, LCSW, LSW, LMFT, LPCC, LSC): The
Licensed Therapist position is a non-exempt position. This position is for a person in the social services, clinical or medical field. This position provides direct services and case management to youth and families at the residential facilities, in their homes, or other locations. The individual position is responsible for notes for third party billing. The individual provides group, individual, and family therapy to program clients. The individual develops, monitors, and reviews treatment plans, and maintains required clinical documentation for third party billing. The individual assists families in identifying their strengths and needs, and participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Family Service Plan. The individual is available for referral sources and families during times of crisis. The individual is responsible for, and will bill for hours maintained.
Job Status: Full Time and Part-Time, Non-Exempt (various positions with similar responsibilities)
- Provides group, individual and family therapy to program clients.
- Develops, monitors, and reviews treatment plans based on clinical necessity agency policy and state regulations.
- Conducts initial interviews, completes psychosocial histories, and develops aftercare plans with clients.
- Plans and coordinates program services and activities provided to the family by team members, and refers family members for additional services through community resources.
- Responds to initial referral and subsequent crisis for assigned families
- Provides formal parent education and training.
- Responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the treatment process for individual youth on the unit(s) they are assigned. Administers and interprets various assessments with clients as necessary. Responsible for the development of the ISP or FSP.
- Responsible for provision of individual and group psychotherapeutic services for youth, and family therapy for the families to whom they are assigned, in accordance with the treatment plan.
- Serves as the agency’s primary liaison to outside individuals and agencies involved in, or necessary for, the treatment of youth to whom they are assigned.
- Maintains contact with referral agencies and other service providers.
- Serves as case manager to assigned clients. Maintains family records according to program standards and expectations. Ensures client records are complete are regarding regulatory requirements and that all documentations are present and clear.
- On an as needed basis, may be required to attend court hearings.
- Conducts follow- up with discharged clients at 30, 60, and 90 day intervals.
- Provides consultation to the coordinator, team, and individual staff of the assigned unit(s), concerning treatment needs and strategies regarding the youth and families, and for the development and monitoring of a therapeutic environment.
- Schedules and facilitates meeting with clients, parents, and other service providers.
- Attends and participates in supervision meetings with supervisor weekly.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; and walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; the employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Proper diction and command of the English language is required. Individual must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances. Reliable transportation is necessary for this position.
CERTIFICATION or being willing and eligible for certification as a Licensed Professional is necessary for this position. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in the social services as well as two years’ experience in therapeutic work with families or adolescents is required. Basic knowledge and understanding of child development, trauma informed care, family systems and psychodynamic theory is necessary. Verbal and written communication skills and individual and group counseling is required. Individual must have a valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation.