Substance Abuse Counselor

POSITION: Substance Abuse Counselor

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

LOCATION: Victorville, CA

HOURS: This is a full time position. Hours will fluctuate based on needs of the programs with some evenings and weekends will be required.

HOURLY RATE: Range is $19 to $20 an hour, depending on experience. After 90-day probation period benefits will include: sick and vacation time, 10 paid holidays, plus employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES: Provide formerly incarcerated youth ages 14 – 26 with weekly evidence- based prevention services including substance abuse education classes and individualized/group counseling Provide weekly substance use disorder education classes. Provide weekly support groups and peer-to-peer counseling. Overseeing the entire project documentation and reporting requirements

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DIRECT DUTIES:

  • Assist in developing, modifying and implementing substance abuse programs and new procedures based in a Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.
  • Participate in management meetings to resolve issues in access to, and deliver of, services and operations.
  • Conduct street and community-based outreach as part of prevention/intervention efforts
  • Collect and maintain program data to prepare and submit required reports.
  • Coordinate programs with other directors and outside service groups, if required.
  • Ensure implementation and accomplishment of grant-stated program goals and objectives.
  • Interpret and apply all applicable regulations, policies and procedures in grant package.
  • Develop and implement training and treatment programs based in a Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction.
  • Two years of work experience as a Substance Abuse counselor.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Possession of a current certificate as an Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor issued by a certifying agency approved by the state of California. Certification must be maintained as defined by the department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, California Code of Regulations. OR possession of a license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or Psychologist licensed by the Board of Psychology or Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or an intern registered with the Board of Psychology or the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Pass a background check, and be open and honest about any convictions.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and a vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record and be willing to travel between offices and units during workday.
  • Have received at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccination at time of employment.

Employment Assistance Specialist

POSITION:  Employment Assistance Specialist

REPORTS TO:  Program Manager

LOCATION: Victorville/San Bernardino

HOURS:   This is a full-time position.  Hours are Monday thru Thursday 6am to 5pm or Tuesday-Friday 6am-5pm.  

HOURLY RATE: Range is $18.00 to $20 an hour, depending on Experience. After successfully completing 90-day introductory period, benefits will include: Paid sick and vacation time, paid holidays, plus optional employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES:  Assess program participants need of long-term employment as well as weekly/monthly employment case management. Work with employers to advocate for participants to secure stable employment. Initiate in house and external referrals for employment opportunities. Keeping up to date spreadsheets on current open job positions. Motivate participants to search for employment opportunities. Implement strategies or tasks that will assist clients in reaching their employment goals. Regularly update program records, document case notes, services, and referrals provided in the Apricot. And other duties as needed.

HOW TO APPLY:  All interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes with a cover letter to Tracey Rick our Program Manager, via email tracey@familyassist.org

Opening Date: 01/01/2023

Closing Date: Until positions are filled

BASIC DUTIES:

  • Assist Clients with identifying and securing long term employment.
  • Assist with job training and resume writing.
  • Monitor and sign up for multiple email lists for job openings.
  • Assist participants with establishing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals.
  • Collaborate with local employers to help match participants with job openings.
  • Regularly update records, document case notes, services, and referrals provided in the Apricot system
  • Assisting participants with preparing for job interviews.
  • Contacting clients before an interview to help with any additional questions and encourage them about their interview.
  • Initiate in-house and external referrals for employment opportunities.
  • And other duties as needed

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pass a background check, and be open and honest about any convictions.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record, and be willing to travel between offices and units, and to different business locations during the workday.
  • Have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination and be willing to complete the vaccine processes through the 1st booster.

Social Worker

POSITION:  Social Worker – MSW

LOCATION:   San Bernardino City, CA

REPORTS TO:  Program Manager – Our House Program

HOURS:  This is a full-time position. Schedule is 8 hours a day; from Monday to Friday

HOURLY RATE:  Range is $31 to $35 an hour, depending on experience. After passing successfully probation period benefits will include: sick and vacation time, paid holidays, plus an optional employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES:  The overarching goal of this position is to help people foster their capacities and coping mechanisms in order to improve and better their daily lives. Under general supervision by the Manager of Youth Services, the Social Worker Therapist will provide comprehensive supportive services to eligible children and their families along with training and on call support for staff. The Social Worker develops and provides appropriate clinical interventions designed to reduce stress, promote client and staff safety, and increase client stability. This role promotes strengths-based approaches to service delivery that encourage functioning in the program and educational environments.

HOW TO APPLY:   All interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes with a cover letter to HR Department, via email to HR@familyassist.org

Opening Date: 11/30/2021                                                   
Closing Date: until job is filled

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DIRECT DUTIES:

  • Plan, coordinate, manage and implement support packages, and acting as problem-solving resource for difficult cases
  • Create a wellness programs designed to prioritize both employee health and overall client wellness
  • Address each client case with site managers and staff while acting as a key-worker and cooperate with multidisciplinary teams
  • Interview clients and assess their current condition, needs, strengths and weaknesses
  • Measures and assess impact of services; supports and participates in key elements of the program’s success
  • Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress and modify treatment plans accordingly
  • Maintain accurate records and report on clients’ status in Apricot system
  • Intake, assessments, service planning, service delivery, and goal attainment
  • Ensures quality service to program clients.
  • Coordinate outreach and collaboration efforts with community partners
  • Other duties as directed to accomplish program goals.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master degree in Social Work (MSW)
  • Proven work experience as a social worker
  • Working knowledge of social theories and practices
  • Social perceptiveness and empathy
  • Ability to build and maintain professional helping relationships
  • Ability to relate and communicate with diverse population and groups
  • Resilience along with ability to assess situations
  • Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, preferred.
  • Pass a back-ground check, and Physical & TB test.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record, and be willing to travel between offices and units during the workday.
  • Have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination at employment time.

Street Outreach Advocate

REPORTS TO: Street Outreach Program Manager

HOURS: Full-Time Monday – Friday, (At times, Saturdays)

HOURLY RATE: Range is $16 to $18 an hour, depending on experience. After the 90-day probation period benefits will include: sick and vacation time, 11 paid holidays, plus employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES: Provide street-based crisis intervention services, gateway services, referrals, and crisis supportive counseling to homeless youth on the streets. • Teach risk reduction strategies and coping skills to youth on the streets. • Provide support in transitioning youth into a stable living environment. • Ensure safety by conducting outreach with outreach team. • Work closely with all street youth who voluntarily enter into the Family Assistance programs. • Complete daily time cards. • Record keeping will include weekly reports to be given to the Outreach Program Manager. • Maintain clean driving record, keep company vehicle clean and report maintenance issues/auto repair issues to agency in written form. • Complete mileage log as applicable for driving between sites during outreach activities.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

CLIENT SERVICES

The Outreach Advocate must have the ability to work as a team member with community partners from other social service agencies, law enforcement and other youth related businesses. In addition to serving as an outreach advocate with the youth, the advocate will also serve as a representative of Family Assistance Program and a liaison with other youth service providers. • Ability to develop and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with staff, business professionals and other agencies in the community;

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Job requires weekly stops at bus stations, local malls, and community centers located at parks and other areas where street youth congregate.

Attend community fairs to promote awareness of the agency programs and meet with street youth to build relationships of trust for referrals for service.

This position will work on the streets as well as spend time at the emergency shelter transitional living programs to ensure the seamless transition of youth that are leaving the streets.

Other duties as assigned.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Two years of experience with youth services agency.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; Computer and word processing skills.
• Must have reliable transportation to provide services listed above.
• Fingerprinting, law enforcement, and child protection background checks required; and a clean DMV record and current California Driver’s License.

Must have at least your first dose of the Covid Vaccine.

Please send Resume to: Rainbow@familyassist.org

Youth Advocate – OUR HOUSE (CFS) Mentone

Full Time, Part Time

POSITION:  Youth Advocate         

REPORTS TO:  Shelter Manager

LOCATION: Mentone, San Bernardino County, CA

HOURS:  We are looking to fill a full-time and a part-time shelter advocate position. Hours will fluctuate based on needs of clients, evenings, graveyards and weekends will be required.

HOURLY RATE:  Range is $18 – $20 an hour, depending on Experience. After successfully passing probation period, benefits will include: paid sick and vacation time, paid holidays, plus optional employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES: The Youth Advocate is expected to provide nurturing care and management of youth in every living requirement. Duties include but not limited to: completing intake and discharge paperwork, supervising recreational activities, supervising and helping with daily chores, participating in group outings, coordinating with volunteers, and maintaining client files.

HOW TO APPLY:   All interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes with a cover letter to HR Department, via email HR@familyassist.org

SURVIVORS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Opening Date: 03/01/2022                                                     
Closing Date: until job is filled

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DIRECT DUTIES

  • Must be able and willing to provide emergency hot-line counseling and suicide prevention support
  • Supervise clients/volunteers in a positive, caring manner to make sure staff work together as a cohesive group
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding client and staff files and information about clients and/or staff
  • Supervise, monitor and mentor youth clientele in a professional manner, in accordance with licensing (refer to Title 22) and policies of the agency; client safety is a priority and clients must be accounted for all times
  • Facilitate groups with clients assigned by Shelter Manager
  • Answer phones, take messages/make calls: follow up, referrals, parents / guardians

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a genuine respect for and interest in youth and their families.
  • Ability to put into practice all aspects of Positive Youth Development (training will be provided) and demonstrate respect for client’s rights and safety.
  • Former Foster Youth is a plus, but must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must attend orientation
  • Ability to complete the required training and incorporate the techniques taught
  • Must be able to pass CPR and First Aid Training
  • Pass a physical and a TB Test.
  • Pass a background check, and be open and honest about any convictions
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record, and be willing to travel between offices and units during the workday.
  • Have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination at employment time. 

Family Assistance Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based on experience, training, and ability work without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability.

Human Trafficking Advocate

POSITION: Human Trafficking Advocate-Full Time Position
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
BASIC DUTIES: Provide direct case management services and advocacy of human trafficking.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

CLIENT SERVICES

  • Perform initial consultation and evaluation of victims of human trafficking
  • Conduct weekly/monthly case management.
  • Escort victims to court and other appointments when needed.
  • Identify and address physical and mental health issues.
  • Identify and address other needs of clients making appropriate referrals.
  • Assist with support groups.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Assist with trainings and speaking engagement to educate on human trafficking.
  • Input client data into data management system.
  • Complete weekly and monthly program reports.
  • Positively promote the agency in the community.
  • Other assignments and duties as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive understanding of human trafficking
  • Completion of the 40-hour Human Trafficking Advocate Training
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Pass a background check, and be open and honest about any convictions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record, and be willing to travel between offices and units during the workday.
  • Have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination at employment time. 

COMPENSATION

  • Salary range $18.00-$20.00 hour based on education and experience.  Paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and paid health insurance for full time positions.
  • Lived Experience Experts are encouraged to apply.
  • All interested candidates are encouraged to email their resumes with a cover letter to dianne@familyassist.org

Family Assistance Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based on experience, training, and ability work without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability.

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