Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred or Education and experience equivalent to undergraduate degree in mental health, social services, or business. PRSS certification required.
At least one (1) year of experience in counseling or working with alcoholics/addicts in a recognized treatment, rehabilitation, or counseling program; or a combination of education and experience. Two (2) years employment in the drug and alcohol field preferred.
Experience working with people with serious mental illnesses, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world are preferred. Ability to work as an effective team member is essential.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of cultural sensitivity; of the principles and techniques outreach work and employment support; of community mental health resources; of the social, economic, and health problems related to co-occurring disorders; of the dynamics of the dually diagnosed client and family.
Be aware of and follow confidentiality guidelines as provided by 12 & 12, Inc.’s policy and contained in the legal provisions of 42 CFR part 2. Conduct self in a professional manner in personal appearance and in the qualities presented to clients, public, and co-workers
Skill in interviewing techniques and crisis intervention; establishing and maintaining working relationships with others; and interacting with chemically dependent persons in a way that elicits their confidence, respect, and responsibility. Effective oral and written communication; Must have basic computer skills. A valid Oklahoma driver’s license is required.
Access to Confidential Information: This position will have full access to confidential client information as needed.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to negotiate stairs and lift up to 50 pounds.