Alachua County Board of County Commissioners 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua SALARY: $58,843.20 Annually Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related field and one year of professional level substance abuse counseling experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Licensure as a Marriage and Family Counselor, Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) per F.S. Chapter 491, or Certification as an Addiction Professional (CAP) is required. Must satisfactorily complete local, state and national criminal history and fingerprint checks. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience may be considered for trainee status. Must successfully obtain the FDLE Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Certification within 6 months of employment or upon assignment which requires access to the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC)/National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Certification must be maintained as a condition of employment; re-certification required every two years. This is Level Two Limited Access certification. Position Summary: This is supervisory and administrative professional work in the Department of Court Services. An employee in this classification is responsible for the supervision of clinical staff and interns/volunteers and assuring that quality therapeutic services are provided to clients and their families who are participating in substance abuse treatment programs. They also assure that all clinical records are maintained according to state and federal guidelines. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification may be required to report to work Exudes a positive customer service focus. Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with department mission and core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication. Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation. Develops programs of a clinical, educational and rehabilitative nature. Consults with all levels of the organization and develops program policies and procedures. Evaluates treatment programs. Communicates and implements program policy and procedures to contribute to the professional growth of program personnel. Recommends, develops and conducts in-service training for the program staff. Maintains liaison between other components of the department, community programs and all other relevant social service agencies. Coordinates client record keeping systems. Consults with program and department staff and external sources to design and implement program evaluations. Promotes and organizes community support for all substance abuse treatment programs through lectures, meetings and other professional contact. Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Considerable knowledge of the dynamics and problems of addiction, and current practices of treatment. Considerable knowledge of psychology, counseling theory and practice with the ability to apply to substance abuse. Considerable knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of addiction treatment. Considerable knowledge of laws, developments and literature in the addiction field. Considerable knowledge of local, public and private treatment agencies and their various requirements. Considerable knowledge of self-help recovery groups and community support, and understanding of their role in addiction treatment. Knowledge of family dynamics and family treatment. Knowledge of licensure requirements including required reporting. Skill in treating substance abuse clients in individual and group modalities. Ability to relate goals and methods of addiction treatment to community groups and agencies. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Ability to maintain accurate service delivery documentation and reporting requirements of funding and licensing agencies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Position may be required to work varied shifts including nights, weekends and holidays as well as mandatory overtime.