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Prevention Specialist

Location: Westland
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

I. GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIESTo provide needed and appropriate preventive services to youth at risk for substance abuse and their families, and to coordinate the delivery of collateral resources as required by City of Detroit and applicable Service Standards for the purpose of increasing the ability of the youth to function successfully in the community at large.II. QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree required in a human services related areas or equivalent.
  • Experience: A minimum of one year experience working in a human services related job.
  • Transportation: Reliable and ongoing as required to make home visits and provide transportation to youth and families. Valid unrestricted Michigan driver's license. Good driving record.
  • Possession of or eligibility for certification as a Certified Prevention Counselor.
  • Other: Satisfactory FIA Central Registry Clearance and State Police Record Check. III. DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: Not Applicable.IV. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct Services
  • Assists in the intake, process as assigned.
  • Develops and monitors treatment plans based on the problems of the client family.
  • Makes the required number of service contacts to youth and families and completes action steps as specified in service plans and by Service Standards in order to achieve treatment goals.
  • Provides direct services as needed to ensure continuous agency supervision to youth and families in accordance with service plans and as required by funding bodies and Service Standards.
  • Performs casework duties on another caseload as assigned by the supervisor, or as required as a member of the Treatment Team.
  • Keeps supervisor fully informed of case progress and case status orally and in writing as required; meets with supervisor individually, in Treatment Team meetings, and in other meetings as may be required.
  • Develops and leads educational/informational groups for youth.
  • Travels to various locations (homes, school, employment contacts, community resources) to facilitate the treatment plan.
  • Protects confidentiality appropriately, sharing information for the benefit of the client, and obtains releases of information as necessary.
  • Makes appropriate referrals and secures needed services from collateral agencies and community services.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to Protective Services according to the Child Protection Law, fulfilling all professional responsibilities and obligations.
  • Represents the agency's programs and services in the community as assigned through interagency committees and organizations, public speaking, or by responding to community inquires. Case Management
    • Obtains required case documentation at intake and ongoingly, such as social histories, school records, reports of examinations, and reports from collateral service providers.
    • Advocates for appropriate educational or vocational placement for each youth by participating in IEPC, school conferences, and meeting with school personnel, when appropriate.
    • Maintains accurate records within specified time frames, e.g., updated service plans, treatment plans, narrative notes, school reports, graduation summaries, referrals for collateral services, etc., as required by funding bodies, Service Standards, agency or program policies and procedures.
    • Provides required reports to the City of Detroit Bureau of Substance Abuse, Department of Public Health or other agency-approved organizations by the required due dates.
    • Keeps all members of the Treatment Team, collateral service providers and funding agencies informed of case progress or any changes in the case situation or individual treatment plan, working cooperatively with all affected Spectrum and collateral agency or funding staff.
    • Provides statistical reports as required, e.g., number of youth in service, number and type of contacts, etc.
    • Prepares for, attends on time, and actively participates in all required meetings, such as Treatment Team, Unit, Case Assessment, Intake, Educational Planning, etc.
    • Actively participates as a team member in maintaining the treatment team.
    • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with the City of Detroit Bureau of Substance Abuse.
    • Produces written reports and letters that are organized in thought, display grammar and spelling, and employ professional language, meeting Service Standard requirements for content.
    • Displays professional courtesy by being on time for home visits, appointments and meetings, canceling or rescheduling ahead of time if possible, and arranging for coverage during absences or illness.
    • Assists in the maintenance of the Management Information Systems by providing information, entering data on the computer, and generating reports as required. General
      • Attends and participates in all required or assigned training and conferences.
      • Works cooperatively with other agency staff, serving on committees, completing special projects, and participating in agency decision-making as needed.
      • Represents the agency's programs and services in the community through interagency committees and organizations, and public speaking.
      • Complies with all Spectrum Personnel Policies and Procedures, and all program policies and procedures.
      • Completes all tasks and duties as may from time to time be assigned by Spectrum administrative staff.
      • Maintains assigned manuals by filing new materials and keeping in the office; uses keys, gate cards, identification cards, beepers, office equipment and supplies, and all other agency property in good repair upon termination of employment. PI133053951

Keywords: SPECTRUM CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES, Westland , Prevention Specialist, Other , Westland, Michigan

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