Job: Adult Specialist

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Jobing Description

SCOPE:
Perform duties to monitor client participation in activities, assist clients to proceed through the responsibilities and commitments of the assigned program and transport clients to off site activities, providing services under parameters of designated program and within prescribed setting, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Monitor clients during daily activities including work, meals and recreation to
ensure compliance with program commitments and regulations. Observe client
and facility conditions. Monitor client telephone conversations. Assist clients in
accessing program resources. Conduct searches of rooms and personal
belongings. Communicate unusual issues or circumstances to supervisory
personnel and communicate with day personnel at change of shift to provide
complete information regarding current client and facility conditions.
2. Ensure safety of clients, program and the public at all times. Transport clients to
various appointments and activities including medical and dental appointments,
court hearings and scheduled and authorized outside activities. Monitor client
activities and behavior, maintain custody of client conduct informal individual
counseling, while off site.
3. Facilitate group meetings and house meetings, note critical issues of review with
others and collect fees for services. Provide psycho education and skill training
for clients.
4. Document client behavior and other related data. Prepare periodic and special
reports relating to work activities and project progress. Perform crisis
interventions as required.
5. Assist to develop and implement monthly activity plans for the program. Participate in
the maintenance of the facility and its landscape along with clients.
6. Monitor clients issuing urine samples for laboratory testing and prepare and maintain
required documentation for chain of custody.
7. Maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct and adheres to Agency
policies and procedures.

OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
1. Perform or assist with any departmental operations, under direction, to maintain work
flow.
2. Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, staffings and task force groups to
integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and
maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements
and policies.
3. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition. Ensure safe operating conditions
within area of responsibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Specimen collection materials, computer terminal and common office equipment.

Skills / Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Requires the equivalent of a complete high school education along with specialized
training in counseling, intervention and behavior modification techniques.
FULLY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires understanding of addiction behavior and related social, psychological and health
issues. Requires complete knowledge of the organizations related programs, practices
and policies as well as rules of documentation and confidentiality. Requires the ability to
read, analyze and interpret written information including regulations and
effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes precise data
and terminology, possibly of a confidential nature. Requires the equivalent of a complete
high school education along with specialized training in counseling, intervention and
behavior modification techniques as well as at least one year of experience in working
within a residential treatment facility. Requires a valid State of Florida Driver's license
and State required insurance.

Location Orange County Women & Children's Residential Services
About the Organization The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. is proud to be Central Florida's largest provider of behavioral healthcare services for over 39 years. The Center provides a full continuum of innovative, high quality treatment, prevention, and juvenile justice services with the goal of promoting responsible choices and healthy living. Through programs operated by a compassionate and committed team of counselors, nurses, behavioral technicians, medical staff, and administrators, The Center For Drug-Free Living has earned the reputation as a leader in evidence-based treatment practices and services. The Center continues to advance in serving the changing needs of growing and diverse populations across Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard counties through successful outcomes, research, and community action.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time