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Alcohol and Drug Prevention Specialist for Youth

Company: Horizon Services, Inc.
Location: Hayward
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Who are we?

Horizon Services Inc is a non-profit organization established in 1974 with the goal of reducing alcohol and other drug related problems of individuals, families, and communities. By practicing our values: Integrity, Respect, Diversity, and Quality, we are able to provide detox, recovery and sobering programs to support women, men, youth and LGBTQQI2-S and Gender Non-Conforming clients to live a responsible and constructive life. HSI is a learning community where our collective experiences enrich each other's growth.

Project Eden has provided a wide variety of substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and communities in the Hayward, Livermore, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Pleasanton areas. The Prevention Program works with at-risk populations from a variety of backgrounds providing prevention, education, and brief intervention services to students on their school campus.

How can you make a difference in people's lives?

The SUD Prevention Counselor provides a combination of individual and group sessions for the clients in the program. The Prevention Counselor is responsible for maintaining updated files, notes, and coordination with external partners such as school staff, family members, and other service providers associated with each client. In this fast-paced environment the SUD prevention and education gain a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in youth development, environmental, and alcohol and other drugs prevention and education skills that will be invaluable for the rest of their careers. Prevention Counselor report to and adhere to policies/procedures implemented by the Program Manager.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Must have SUD Prevention and Education Experience
  • Must have worked with youth on a school campus
  • Must be familiar with environmental prevention
  • Associate Degree in SUD, Counseling, Social Work, or related field
  • 3+ years counseling experience in SUD and co-occurring applying evidenced-based practices: MI, CBT, Environmental Prevention, Community Organizing, etc.
  • Required to have COVID and Flu vaccinations
    • Bilingual in Spanish
    • Experience with note-writing
    • Experience leading group and individual prevention and education sessions
    • Experience in case management with clients
    • Experience counseling harm reduction, diverse cultural sensitivity
    • Experience working in a school and community setting
      What else is required?
      • Valid California driver's license with a good driving record and car insurance.
      • Current CPR/First Aid certificate desirable.
      • Background Check/drug testing required at time of hire.
        • Current flu vaccine/flu shot.
        • The California Department of Public Health has required that all staff in healthcare organization receive the COVID 19 and boosted. Our organization is a healthcare organization and will abide by this mandate.
        • TB Test

          Compensation and Benefits

          We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time and part time employees over 20 hours per week.
          • 100% of medical, dental, Life and LTD for the employee and 50% for any dependents medical and dental coverage.
          • PTO and Holiday pay.
          • Retirement benefits after 6 months of service.
          • Training and CEU opportunities.
            And of course, the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a team of mindful, caring and passionate people at work every day!

            Salary: $24.50 per hour, based on experience, education, language skills and certification status.

            Horizon Services, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Horizon Services, Inc., Hayward , Alcohol and Drug Prevention Specialist for Youth, Other , Hayward, California

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