Provide a comprehensive education/treatment program for youth assessed as chemical abusers or as chemically dependent.
1. Initiate screening and procedures for resident evaluation and treatment planning.
2. Develop individual treatment plans for residents.
3. Provide Chemical Health Counseling on site to youth.
4. Coordinate Outpatient Treatment.
5. Prepare reports and maintain resident files.
6. Ensure compliance with Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse licensing standards.
7. Ensure the proper management of specific department/program budget.
8. Direct, manage and support the ongoing selection, evaluation and development of appropriate staff.
9. Administer and monitor health and safety decisions.
10. Provide transportation as necessary.
11. Attend staff meetings and training session as required by Nexus. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities.
12. Ensure confidentiality regarding youth’s medical background and treatment issues.
13. Perform other job and work-related responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in a Social Services field and 3 years of experience in Chemical Health counseling.
CADC certification required.
Illinois: Must meet Medicaid requirements for a Mental Health Professional (MHP) in addition to the above requirements
First Aid/CPR/Infection Control/TCI/CPI/Medication certification
Valid driver’s license. Must meet state regulating agency driving requirements and pass corporate insurance eligibility standards
Must complete 40 hours of SACY-specific training within the first 6 months of employment; 8 hours annually thereafter (in Illinois).
Must complete 40 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every 2 years to maintain the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional certification.
Valid driver’s license required. Must meet state driving criteria and pass corporate eligibility standards.