Driver Alcohol Education Group Facilitator

Countywide, MA

General Description

                                             

This position is responsible for facilitating groups for the Driver Alcohol Education program. This position may require work at sites throughout Berkshire County.

Essential Job Functions

Direct Care

  • Work collaboratively with the program coordinator, updating on clients participation in program
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups using a core curriculum
  • Update records including admission and discharge forms and group notes, eight week evaluations and complete exit interviews
  • Make treatment recommendations and referrals as appropriate.
  • Inform clients when they are behind on payments

Administrative

  • Participate in all relevant staff and treatment meetings, scheduled supervision and interagency committees
  • Update supervisor on collateral services as needed
  • Maintain safety and quality of site and report any incidents or accidents to supervisor
  • Make independent decisions on and off site based on program requirements
  • Ensure compliance with DPH and all agency policies
  • Oversee accuracy of records and maintain record keeping standards

Other Responsibilities

  • Communicate a knowledge of the process of addiction with hopefulness and respect
  • Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs and represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts and interagency committees

Qualifications 

  • A master’s degree in one of the following disciplines or a closely related field: clinical psychology, education-counseling, medicine, psychology, psychiatric nursing, rehabilitative counseling, social work, and who has a minimum of one year of supervised substance abuse counseling experience; or a bachelor’s degree in any of the listed disciplines and a minimum of two years of supervised substance abuse counseling experience; or a recognized certification or licensure including 4,000 hours of clinically supervised counseling of individuals with substance use disorders including at least 220 documented hours of supervision.
  • Computer knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a wide variety of people
  • Knowledge of community services
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Ability to make independent decisions based on defined treatment goals
  • Valid driver’s license and use of vehicle

Working Conditions

  • Works in office; temperature regulated
  • Travel to all outpatient sites may be required

Physical Conditions

  • Manual & visual dexterity; correctable
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions