Youth Services Supervisor

Posting Date: 10/19/2018
Organization

Mid Atlantic Youth Services, Inc.

Position Overview

The Youth Services Supervisor will oversee the youth service specialist staff to maintain the safety, security and proper care of the youth during their assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care.

Principal Qualifications and Skills

-Review youth information and enter all data into the centralized system
-Review Individual Service Plan (ISP)
-Orient youth to rules, regulations and schedules
-Maintain the personal security of the youth
-Ensure that appropriate behavior is observed
-Utilize Safe Crisis Management as appropriate
-Demonstrate leadership through role modeling
-Report any events requiring further investigation
-Supervise Youth Service Specialist staff (direct care)
-Complete all logs in a timely manner
-Prepare youth reports and summaries
-Uphold the management philosophy, mission, values and foundations of care of Mid Atlantic Youth Services Corp (MAYS)

Education and Experience

Bachelors’ Degree and 1 year work experience with children, or an Associates’ Degree and 3 years’ experience working with children

How To Apply

Send Resume To:

Western Pa Child Care
12 Dakota Dr.
Emlenton, Pa 16373
724-867-0321

OR Email To:
tmccauley@midatlanticyouth.com

Clinical Supervisor

Posting Date: 10/22/2018
Organization

Mid Atlantic Youth Services, Inc.

Position Overview

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the management of therapeutic health services offered to the youth and families served by the facility. This position is also responsible for both generalized and specialized technical assistance and in-service training for Youth Service Specialists (direct care staff).

Principal Qualifications and Skills

-Knowledge of youth health (physical and mental) related including but not limited to: psychiatric disorders, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, grief and loss, CBT, anger management and substance abuse.
-Knowledge of youth treatment modalities, medications prescribed and the PA Juvenile Justice System.
-Knowledge of HIPAA privacy regulations.
-Knowledge of 3800 regulations as they relate to youth documentation.
-Demonstrate the ability to lead individuals and groups internal and external to the organization demonstrating a positive attitude and competence level

Education and Experience

Masters’ Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field

How To Apply

Send Resume To:

Western Pa Child Care
12 Dakota Dr.
Emlenton, Pa 16373
724-867-0321

OR Email To:
tmccauley@midatlanticyouth.com

Pa Child Care
701 Sathers Dr.
Pittston, Pa 18640
570-883-1803

OR Email To:
dbosque@midatlanticyouth.com

Bilingual Intensive Family
Preservation Services Therapist

Posting Date: 10/19/2018

Progressive Life Center provides an array of community based services to adjudicated youth and their families within the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Montgomery County, MD; Philadelphia, PA; York, Pennsylvania; and Newark, DE areas. PLC’s focus is meeting the mental health needs from a cultural and spiritual based approach to help individuals and families recognize and maximize their inner resources, strengths and abilities, enhance their relationships, and function harmoniously in the broader environment.

    Program Summary:

Homebuilders is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program designed to strengthen families, keep children safe and prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement or safely reunify children with their family following a removal from home. It provides intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling and life-skills education for families who have children at imminent risk of placement, or have children in placement that cannot be reunified without intensive services.

Job Description:

Progressive Life Center is seeking a Bilingual Intensive Family Preservation Services Therapist to provide relevant crisis intervention and advocacy referral services to families.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing in-home services to approximately two (2) families at a time for a four (4) week period; conducting comprehensive, strength focused assessments; assessing safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety; providing family and individual counseling; teach families to meet their own needs and advocate for themselves; accepting referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week; writing case notes and meeting deadlines; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Two (2) years of experience working with children and families.
• Experience working in the Human Services field with at risk population.
• Experience in providing home-based services.
• Be comfortable working in home/community environment.
• Owner of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.
• Ability to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
• Ability to travel within York, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and web-based case management programs.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Certified in CPR/First Aid.
• Knowledgeable of the HOMEBUILDERS® model preferred.
• Proven history with providing strong documentation/case notes and meeting deadlines.
• Certificate in NTU Service Delivery Model within one (1) year of hire.

Benefits:

We offer exceptional benefits package with an opportunity for personal and professional growth. EOE.
Benefits Package:
1. Clinical Training
2. Continuing Education Units
3. Fringe Benefits
4. Investment package
5. Flexible work schedule

Physical Demands:

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).
• Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
• Ability to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Ability to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Ability to frequently communicates with employees/customers/clients; and must be able to exchange accurate information by perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral and written information.
• Ability to move files weighing up to 20 pounds throughout the office space.
• Ability to be on call and often respond to situations during off hours which can disrupt normal sleep patterns and cause fatigue.
• Ability to reason logically.
• Ability to handle situations using tact, consideration, and insight.

Work Environment:

Normal office environment or residential facility, but also may travel locally to visit clients within their homes, meet with service providers, and/or attend meetings:
Schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private practices, prisons, corporations, and numerous public and private agencies.

How To Apply

Send Resume To:

Progressive Life Center
Position # YPA 18-34
1704 17TH Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Fax: 202-842-1631

OR Email To:
jobline@plcntu.org

Intensive Family Preservation Services Therapist

Posting Date: 10/19/2018

Progressive Life Center provides an array of community based services to adjudicated youth and their families within the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Montgomery County, MD; Philadelphia, PA; York, Pennsylvania; and Newark, DE areas. PLC’s focus is meeting the mental health needs from a cultural and spiritual based approach to help individuals and families recognize and maximize their inner resources, strengths and abilities, enhance their relationships, and function harmoniously in the broader environment.

    Program Summary:

Homebuilders is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program designed to strengthen families, keep children safe and prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement or safely reunify children with their family following a removal from home. It provides intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling and life-skills education for families who have children at imminent risk of placement, or have children in placement that cannot be reunified without intensive services.

Job Description:

Progressive Life Center is seeking an Intensive Family Preservation Services Therapist to provide relevant crisis intervention and advocacy referral services to families.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing in-home services to approximately two (2) families at a time for a four (4) week period; conducting comprehensive, strength focused assessments; assessing safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety; providing family and individual counseling; teach families to meet their own needs and advocate for themselves; accepting referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week; writing case notes and meeting deadlines; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Two (2) years of experience working with children and families.
• Experience working in the Human Services field with at risk population.
• Experience in providing home-based services.
• Be comfortable working in home/community environment.
• Owner of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.
• Ability to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
• Ability to travel within York, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and web-based case management programs.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Certified in CPR/First Aid.
• Knowledgeable of the HOMEBUILDERS® model preferred.
• Proven history with providing strong documentation/case notes and meeting deadlines.
• Certificate in NTU Service Delivery Model within one (1) year of hire.

Benefits:

We offer exceptional benefits package with an opportunity for personal and professional growth. EOE.
Benefits Package:
1. Clinical Training
2. Continuing Education Units
3. Fringe Benefits
4. Investment package
5. Flexible work schedule

Physical Demands:

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).
• Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
• Ability to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Ability to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Ability to frequently communicates with employees/customers/clients; and must be able to exchange accurate information by perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral and written information.
• Ability to move files weighing up to 20 pounds throughout the office space.
• Ability to be on call and often respond to situations during off hours which can disrupt normal sleep patterns and cause fatigue.
• Ability to reason logically.
• Ability to handle situations using tact, consideration, and insight.

Work Environment:

Normal office environment or residential facility, but also may travel locally to visit clients within their homes, meet with service providers, and/or attend meetings:
Schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private practices, prisons, corporations, and numerous public and private agencies.

How To Apply

Send Resume To:

Progressive Life Center
Position # YPA 18-33
1704 17TH Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Fax: 202-842-1631

OR Email To:
jobline@plcntu.org

Intensive Family Preservation Program Supervisor

Posting Date: 10/19/2018

Progressive Life Center provides an array of community based services to adjudicated youth and their families within the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Montgomery County, MD; Philadelphia, PA; York, Pennsylvania; and Newark, DE areas. PLC’s focus is meeting the mental health needs from a cultural and spiritual based approach to help individuals and families recognize and maximize their inner resources, strengths and abilities, enhance their relationships, and function harmoniously in the broader environment.

    Program Summary:

Homebuilders is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program designed to strengthen families, keep children safe and prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement or safely reunify children with their family following a removal from home. It provides intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling and life-skills education for families who have children at imminent risk of placement, or have children in placement that cannot be reunified without intensive services.

Job Description:

Progressive Life Center is seeking an Intensive Family Preservation ProgramSupervisor to model and teach therapists how to work intensively with families, provide support to the team and for each individual team member, and assess, manage, and provide feedback to staff.
The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring Intensive Family Preservation Services therapists adhere to all therapist components in the HOMEBUILDERS® Standards; receiving referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and confirm client eligibility; monitoring model fidelity and programoutcome data; assisting therapist with analyzing and interpreting performance data; shadowing therapist on home visits; maintaining a small caseload; working together with referral source and Homebuilder’s consultant; writing case notes and meeting deadlines; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania preferred.
• Two to five (2-5) years of experience working with children and families.
• Two to five (2-5) years of supervisory experience preferred.
• Experience working in the Human Services field with at risk population.
• Experience in providing home-based services.
• Be comfortable working in home/community environment.
• Owner of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.
• Ability to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
• Ability to travel within York, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and web-based case management programs.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Certified in CPR/First Aid.
• Knowledgeable of the HOMEBUILDERS® model preferred.
• Proven history with providing strong documentation/case notes and meeting deadlines.
• Certificate in NTU Service Delivery Model within one (1) year of hire.

Benefits:

We offer exceptional benefits package with an opportunity for personal and professional growth. EOE.
Benefits Package:
1. Clinical Training
2. Continuing Education Units
3. Fringe Benefits
4. Investment package
5. Flexible work schedule

Physical Demands:

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).
• Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
• Ability to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Ability to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Ability to frequently communicates with employees/customers/clients; and must be able to exchange accurate information by perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral and written information.
• Ability to move files weighing up to 20 pounds throughout the office space.
• Ability to be on call and often respond to situations during off hours which can disrupt normal sleep patterns and cause fatigue.
• Ability to reason logically.
• Ability to handle situations using tact, consideration, and insight.

Work Environment:

Normal office environment or residential facility, but also may travel locally to visit clients within their homes, meet with service providers, and/or attend meetings:
Schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private practices, prisons, corporations, and numerous public and private agencies.

How To Apply

Send Resume To:

Progressive Life Center
Position # YPA 18-32
1704 17TH Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Fax: 202-842-1631

OR Email To:
jobline@plcntu.org

Public Health Management Corporation Managing Director

Posting Date: 12/04/2018
Clinical

• Develop and implement a new Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program.
• Ensure the quality and integrity of clinical services.
• Work with the Clinical Director to oversee the delivery of treatment services and activities based on the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the program.
• Work with the Treatment Team to continuously review the clinical model to ensure that it meets the needs of adolescents with co-occurring disorders and is responsive to clients from a variety of cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds, classes, languages, religions, sexual orientations, and other diversity factors.
• Help to identify new clinical interventions and evidence-based practices.
• Participate in all case consultations regarding early treatment discharge; determine final decision about client’s treatment in special circumstances.

Regulatory

• Prepare and annually update Policies and Procedures Manual.
• Ensure program compliance with all relevant federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, including (but not limited to) those disseminated by CODAAP, CBH, BHSI, BDAP, DHS and DPW.
• Serve as liaison between the program and the state and local government oversight and funding agencies. Prepare for and coordinate site visits with such funders. Prepare necessary reports to funders and oversight agencies, as appropriate.
• Submit monthly status reports to Turning Points for Children management team and attend monthly “Team Meetings.”

Personnel Management

• Directly supervise 7-person management team that includes: E-3 Center Program Director, Clinical Director, Residential Director, Admissions Coordinator, Facility Manager/Director of Operations, Lead Teacher, and Controller.
• Oversee staff of approximately 60-70, including full and part-time employees.
• Ensure that staff receives appropriate education and training, taking into account each funder’s requirements and staff’s professional development goals.
• Work with Management Team to identify and implement staff development and retention initiatives.
• Work to instill a sense of teamwork and commitment to a common goal; institute efforts to continuously boost staff morale.
• Work to ensure that the Bridge staff includes a range of ethnically, racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse members and that all staff are sensitive to issues of diversity and the impact of race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and class on the treatment process.

Public/Community Relations

• Develop and nurture relationships in the community with referral sources, health and human services agencies, government oversight agencies, funders, political leaders, other treatment programs, and professional peers.
• Participate in community committees and coalitions.
• Serve as key spokesperson for the organization; attend community and regional meetings and events.

Administration and Finance

• Regularly monitor program budget, expenditure reports, and financial position.
• Regularly monitor the receipt of authorizations from all funders (including CBH and BHSI) and program billing.
• Help to ensure maximum program census.
• Work with Turning Points for Children Controller & Vice President for Behavioral Health to develop program budgets.
• Help to identify potential new revenue sources and assist in maximizing revenue and in ensuring that necessary revenue is available.
• Working with Turning Points for Children staff, help to develop new programs and funding strategies and assist in preparing proposals to funders, as needed

Program Development

• Help develop new programs and identify new funding opportunities, particularly programs that will expand the continuum of care.
• Establish relationships with key funders to help identify unmet program needs and promote the Bridge as a Center of Excellence.
• Work to continuously fine-tune the program model to respond to adolescents’ changing needs and the changing needs of the operating environment.
• Develop a research agenda and develop appropriate partnerships to support this agenda.

Board Relations

• Report quarterly to the Board of Directors on all program activities.
• Nurture a collaborative working relationship with all Board members.
• Help to identify new Board members and to strengthen the role and effectiveness of existing Board members.

Board Relations

• Report quarterly to the Board of Directors on all program activities.
• Nurture a collaborative working relationship with all Board members.
• Help to identify new Board members and to strengthen the role and effectiveness of existing Board members.

Skills

• Successful tenure in executive level management positions.
• Excellent leadership skills and experience developing consensus.
• Strong program development and entrepreneurial skills.
• Strategic and creative thinker with vision to accomplish long-term goals while supervising day to day operations.
• A thorough knowledge of alcoholism and other addictions, mental health, traumatic stress, family therapy approaches, and the recovery process.
• Knowledge of child and adolescent development and family-focused approaches to treatment.
• Cultural competency, a strengths-based recovery orientation and knowledge of best practices required.
• Sensitivity to racial, cultural, economic, and gender-specific issues.

EXPERIENCE

• Experience developing and ensuring compliance with clinical and administrative policies and procedures.
• Experience working with State and local government oversight and funding agencies.
• Expertise and experience monitoring program budgets and an ability to focus on the “bottom line” while maintaining a commitment to quality.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

Master’s degree and 8-10 years of related experience with 6-8 years experience in staff supervision and program administration (or bachelor’s degree plus at least 10-12 years of directly relevant experience and 6-8 years of supervisory experience). Residential treatment experience preferred.

Salary Negotiable
Board Relations

Send Resume To:

Cydney Dasent
CUA Operations Director
Email To: cdasent@turningpoints.phmc.org

Fax: 202-842-1631

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

This entry level position implements the activities which support the daily schedule of the facility. In addition, this position observes and addresses client behavior and documents services in client files.

Essential Functions:
  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks, and observing client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.
  • Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations including evacuation, CPR, or first aid).
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s Degree preferred. (Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.)
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

TREATMENT SUPERVISOR

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The primary function of the treatment supervisor is to manage and direct the activities of a specific treatment unit. The treatment supervisor ensures that all Abraxas policies and procedures are followed. He/she serves as the primary role model for employees by leading, directing, guiding and supporting them in such a way that promotes their growth and development. The treatment supervisor is responsible for providing supervision to unit employees on a regular basis.

Essential Functions:
  • Maintains employee schedules that provide adequate coverage to ensure safety for both clients and employees.
  • Develops and implements systems to organize and monitor work activities.
  • Interviews and selects most qualified candidate among internal applicants for posted positions.
  • Structures, implements, and facilitates new employee on-the-job orientation.
  • Writes professional development plans in conjunction with employees to aid in their training and development.
  • Conducts effective supervisory conferences and performance evaluations with employees, documents the content of such meetings and evaluations, and provides feedback to them.
  • Determines and implements progressive discipline when needed according to the applicable policy.
  • Responds to step 1 grievances.
  • Schedules employee training to ensure that all mandatory training requirements are met.
  • Provides ongoing effective supervision to unit employees and monitors case management activities.
  • Schedules team meetings, plans and implements agendas, and implements activities in an effort to promote teamwork and communication within the unit.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management (SCM) and provides effective supervision to staff regarding the use of SCM.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and one year work experience with children;
  • OR
  • Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college/university and three years’ work experience with children.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEADER

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

This position serves as a team leader of Youth Development Technicians and Specialists. Implements the activities which support the daily schedule and coordinates client activities.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists in monitoring various processes on the unit, supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.
  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks, and client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency procedures such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.
  • Ensures the unit has adequate supplies including hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
  • Administers medication or supervises self-administration of medication when necessary.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED and minimum of six months related experience
  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferred
  • Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS LEADER

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

This position mentors Youth Development Team Leaders, assists in monitoring various processes on multiple units, supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.

Essential Functions:
  • Oversees the implementation of activities which support the daily schedule on one or more units at the facility.
  • Ensures standard operating procedures, program policy and procedures, and the client interventions process are implemented appropriately.
  • Provides effective on-the-job training to the Youth Development Team Leaders.
  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks, and observing client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings; monitors the documentation process to ensure all services are documented as necessary each shift.
  • Ensures the unit has adequate supplies including hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
  • Administers medication or supervises self-administration of medication when necessary; ensures process is completed per policy in the absence of medical staff.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Implements and supports the company’s mission and philosophy; follows the company’s policies on professional expectations, code of conduct, and other practices and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency procedures such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of client intervention skills and Safe Crisis Management (SCM) techniques; monitors client interventions and provides guidance to other employees as necessary.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED and minimum of two years related experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree/Bachelor’s degree preferred. (Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and minimum of two years related experience)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience required. Six months experience as a Youth Development Team Leader preferred.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (SECONDARY EDUCATION)

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The Special Education Teacher position is responsible for providing specialized instruction in one or more subjects to clients in order to help them learn the subject matter and/or skills.

Essential Functions:
  • Employ a wide variety of instructional methods, behavioral tools, and materials that are most appropriate for meeting standard operating procedures and educational objectives that are outlined in the school curriculum; create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the clients’ maturity.
  • Create and maintain accurate client/administrative documents such as daily attendance and grade books; summarize achievements in reports for assigned clients including attendance and behavior.
  • Participate as an educational team member in coordination with the clients, staff, and school and represents the program in professional meetings, family meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Coordinate classroom activities, which may include group meetings, field trips, and assemblies.
  • Maintain IEP files.
  • Write IEPs and ERs.
  • Communicate student accommodations to the regular education teachers.
  • Schedule and facilitate IEP meetings with parents.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education.
  • State certification (public, level I or II) in special education up to 12th grade.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

TEACHER (SECONDARY EDUCATION)

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The Teacher position is responsible for providing specialized instruction in one or more subjects to clients in order to help them learn the subject matter and/or skills.

Essential Functions:
  • Employ a wide variety of instructional methods, behavioral tools, and materials that are most appropriate for meeting standard operating procedures and educational objectives that are outlined in the school curriculum.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the clients’ maturity.
  • Create and maintain accurate client/administrative documents such as daily attendance and grade books; summarize achievements in reports for assigned clients including attendance and behavior.
  • Develops daily lesson plans and completes all required educational paperwork.
  • Participate as an educational team member in coordination with the clients, staff, and school and represents the program in professional meetings, family meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field in subject matter that is utilized for teaching experience.
  • State certification (public (level I or II) or private) in education.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

MENTAL HEALTH WORKER

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The primary function of the Mental Health Worker is to provide medically necessary mental health treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. The position provides direct client supervision to those clients with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment.

Essential Functions:
  • Conducts scheduled head counts to provide effective people security.
  • Interacts meaningfully with clients; observes behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
  • Assigns, supervises, and directs clients during programmatic activities.
  • Provides for physical safety, security, and care of clients while under staff member supervision.
  • Assists/participates with the development and implementation of clients’ individualized treatment plan.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of therapeutic activities
  • Assists with the mentoring and training of new staff members.
  • Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
  • Processes intakes and performs non-invasive searches of clients entering and/or returning to program/facility.
  • Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
  • Evaluates client’s behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Facilitates groups as required and in accordance with the client’s individualized treatment plan.
  • Makes observations and documents client treatment interventions, behavior, and progress.
  • Provides direct supervision of clients and interacts therapeutically.
  • Interacts with educational team as appropriate.
  • Participates in data collection and monitoring and evaluation activities for the program/facility performance improvement program.
  • Develops and maintains a current list of resources, including self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services to the clients and their families.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.
  • Identifies and pursues in-service and continuing educational needs, suggests general training needs for the program and submits requests/suggestions for training to appropriate supervisory and administrative staff members.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program required; degree in an area of human services preferred.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

MENTAL HEALTH AIDE

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The primary function of the Mental Health Aide is to supervise clients with chronic or acute mental disorders during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security.

Essential Functions:
  • Conducts random /unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) to ensure client location.
  • Conducts outside building security checks.
  • Complete security calls to Night Supervisor.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
  • Provides for physical safety and security of clients while under staff member supervision.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Assists with the mentoring and training of new level staff members.
  • Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

LIFE SKILLS WORKER II

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The primary function of the Life Skill Worker II is to implement the clinical activities, which support the daily clinical schedule. In addition, the Life Skills Worker II assists in case management supervises clients, monitors and addresses client behavior, and documents services in clinical files.

Essential Functions:
  • Interacts meaningfully with clients.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Provides effective people security (headcounts, room checks, client movement, etc.)
  • Processes intakes and screens clients.
  • Implements daily activity schedule – structures and coordinates client activities (i.e. family night, recreation, etc…).
  • Facilitates and documents various psycho-educational groups/meetings (i.e. theme groups, D&A Education Seminars, process and procedure meetings, etc…).
  • Supervises self-administration of medication.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

LIFE SKILLS WORKER I

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The primary function of the Life Skill Worker I is to supervise clients during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security. In addition, Life Skill Workers I assist in the management of the morning wake-up routine by educating, guiding and directing clients in a manner that promotes their growth and development.

Essential Functions:
  • Interacts meaningfully with clients.
  • Completes security calls to night supervisor.
  • Maintains regular communication with co-worker(s).
  • Supervises morning routine; observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Ensures client location.
  • Conducts and documents random/unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) and utilizes the Guard 1 system.
  • Conducts outside building security checks.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The position promotes good health, treats minor medical problems, responds to medical emergencies, provides first aid, administers medications, and ensures that the medical needs of clients are addressed. The position assists in the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of nursing care under the direction of the appropriate medical staff member.

Essential Functions:
  • Under the supervision of and in collaboration with an appropriate medical staff member (i.e. physician or registered nurse), assists with the medical treatment of clients by ensuring the components of the nursing process are effectively applied. Designated as the Responsible Health Authority.
  • Designates appropriate client referrals to the contracted physician(s) and other medical agencies or practitioners.
  • Administers physician prescribed medications and vaccines.
  • Controls and maintains adequate inventory of medications and medical supplies.
  • Responds to all medical emergencies, provides first aid and periodically works "on-call" shifts to provide emergency assistance as needed.
  • Maintains all medical documentation, medical history, and file on each client and abides by HIPAA compliance rules and regulations.
  • Actively participates in nursing related performance improvement activities.
  • Participates in health training of clients to include hygiene, nutrition, and diet.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.
  • Coordinates with community service agencies, as required, to ensure routine and emergency medical care for clients and staff members.
  • Promotes good health habits, hygiene, and nutrition with all clients.
  • Evaluates continuously the quality of medical care for the clients.
  • Ensures medical services department complies with all licensing and regulatory statues.
  • Communicates all pertinent client related medical information to program/facility staff members per HIPPA related rules and regulations.
  • Maintains compliance with company exposure plan to include OSHA and bloodborne pathogens.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Licensed practical nurse license to practice in the appropriate State by the board in which the program/facility resides.
  • Trainer certification eligible or current certification in CPR/First Aid.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

EDUCATION AND PREVENTION COUNSELOR

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinates and implements case management activities
  • Develops and implements treatment plans
  • Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation
  • Provides group counseling and completes related documentation
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews, red flag reviews, and administrative reviews.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries
  • Attends court hearings
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress
  • Facilitates family conferencing sessions.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED and four years of related experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree/60 credits from an accredited college or university and two years of related experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR ASSISTANT

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The Drug and Alcohol Counselor Assistant, under close supervision and/or direct observation of a treatment supervisor, provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth with substance abuse/use problems. The drug & alcohol counselor assistant is a fulltime, entry level position. Once the counselor assistant completes the required amount of supervision and clinical experience, he/she will be promoted to a full-time drug & alcohol counselor position.

Essential Functions:
  • Develops and implements treatment plans to include the provision of at least 10 hours of treatment services during primary care hours each week.
  • Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Provides caseload group counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates family sessions and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates drug & alcohol treatment groups and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates therapeutic recreation groups and completes related documentation.
  • Oversees work therapy activities and completes related documentation.
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.
  • Attends court hearings.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse; OR
  • Associate’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or related; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field; OR
  • Master’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR

Posting Date
Posting Date: 1/17/2019
Organization

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Summary

The Drug and Alcohol Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth with substance abuse/dependency problems.

Essential Functions:
  • Develops and implements treatment plans to include the provision of at least 10 hours of treatment services during primary care hours each week.
  • Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Provides caseload group counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates family sessions and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates drug & alcohol treatment groups and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates therapeutic recreation groups and completes related documentation.
  • Oversees work therapy activities and completes related documentation.
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews, red flag reviews, and administrative reviews.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.
  • Attends court hearings.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Other Requirements:
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A.D.C. or National Certification; OR
  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and one year of counseling experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or related field and two years of clinical experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field and one year of clinical experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field, which includes a practicum in a health and human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period
How To Apply

Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive
PO Box 645
Marienville, PA 19543
Visit our website to apply: www.jobsatabraxas.com