ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide prevention education using Positive Actions and other evidenced-based practices, crisis intervention, and referrals to at-risk youth, their families, and school personnel.
- Assists in the coordination and implementation of behavioral health and prevention services, working with schools, community groups, and other agencies.
- Conduct crisis intervention, behavioral health screenings, and/or referrals for assessment and services when needed.
- Collaborate with school personnel to develop strategies addressing behavioral health and prevention, and address alternative education and behavioral placement opportunities for students.
- Present, facilitate and co-facilitate various groups, individual, family, and public education presentations.
- Promote and utilize a research-based curriculum for youth to ensure fidelity to Positive Action and other evidenced-based practices as assigned.
- Collect data and complete reports for compliance with the school district, county, state, or funding agency requirements.
- Form relationships and linkages with organizations in the local community to develop community resources, market, publicize, and integrate Phoenix House prevention services.
- Attend and participate in local school, community, staff, and other meetings in accordance with program needs.
- Complete in a timely fashion, all records, and reports, both written and electronically, as required by program standards.
- Maintain positive, cooperative, and manually supportive relationships with the team members, school administrators, students, and parents.
- Adhere to the professional ethics and conduct of standards as established by professional licensure and/or certification, and the policies of Phoenix House
- Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
- Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
- Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree or higher in education, behavioral health social work, or related field or equivalent experience.
- Community Health Educator or Prevention Specialist certification preferred.
- Two years' experience working with youth in the prevention, intervention, or education field required.
- Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
- Proficiency in MS Office systems
- Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
- Possession of counseling personality skills as reflected by a Counselor Profile Assessment.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
- Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
- Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
- Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
- Understanding of patient development and family systems
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
- Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Job location: Orange County, CA
Job number: 232