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Tehama County Health Services Agency

Application Deadline: September 27, 2021 at 5PM
Full-Time

SALARY
$15.12 – $18.46 Hourly / $1,209.60 – $1,476.80 Biweekly
Bilingual incentive pay is +7.5% above the Drug & Alcohol Aide salary

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what’s most important, the overall health of our clients.
Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.

ABOUT THE DIVISION:
The Substance Use Recovery Center is committed to a healthy community using education, prevention, intervention, and treatment, as well as the delivery of culturally competent, cost effective services through an integrated service delivery system using collaborative partnerships.

DESCRIPTION:
Provides drug/alcohol education, assistance with case management, transportation, peer support, and referral services in cooperation with Drug/Alcohol Counselors and Case Managers for individuals, families and groups. Provides direct supervision and care for infants and children of clients as needed or assigned.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community. | Gathers initial demographic information on potential clients and fills out appropriate forms as assigned. | Disseminates educational and informational materials to potential clients, families and groups. | Conducts field visits to disseminate information, provide education, and assist with case management at homes, detention facilities, hospitals, or mental health/health facilities. | Provides transportation services for clients and/or family members to ensure treatment attendance or assistance in reaching case management goals. | Assists clients with coordination of community services and support. | Assists with referrals and the utilization of community resources in support of clients and their families. | Assists counselors and case managers with residential placement communication and transportation services as needed. | Assists Drug & Alcohol Counselors with information gathering activities during aftercare services. | Coordinates inter-program transfers and completes paperwork as assigned. | Participates in treatment team, staff, and professional meetings, and provides input on client progress. | Gives informational presentations to schools, agencies, and community groups as assigned. | Provides competent care to meet the basic needs of infants and children in the childcare setting, within an assigned treatment program while parents are participating in services on site. | Interacts with children and infants in a positive manner and serves as a role model for parents who are engaged in treatment services. | Performs various office duties as necessary, including typing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, reviewing mail, responding to public requests for information, answering telephone as needed. | Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality. | Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Applicable Federal, State & County laws, regulations, policies and procedures | Safe driving techniques in all-weather situations | Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment | Record keeping principles and procedures | Computer applications related to the work | Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work | Theories and causes of drug and alcohol abuse | Available community resources | Basic principles and procedures in caring for children and infants in a child care setting and interacting with them in a positive manner

ABILITY TO:
Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work | Work independently and as a team member | Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing | Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner | Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs | Provide appropriate supervision of the children of clients | Assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear, concise manner | Perform educational and informational presentations | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations | Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work | Use both Spanish and English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade.
  • Two (2) years of formal education beyond high school with coursework in drug and alcohol studies program is desired.
  • Experience working with clients with substance abuse.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must be able to possess, within five months of date of hire, a valid California Class-B license with a passenger endorsement.
  • Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Visit http://jobs.tehama.us

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Kellie Gore
530-528-3284 | kellie.gore@tchsa.net

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None