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Carroll County Ohio Full Time Posted: Monday, 24 July 2017
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Since 1864, we've been an integral part of the Berea community, proudly rooted in faith and a Legacy of serving children and families. While our roots remain in Berea, we've grown to support children and families statewide. OhioGuidestone is always looking for passionate people to make a difference in our communities. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. Apply today to work at the largest non-profit, mental health service provider in Ohio. We offer FREE CEU trainings, a great support system, education bonuses and incentives, and much more! Full time employees may be eligible for Public Student Loan Forgiveness at OhioGuidestone and are also offered PAID medical benefits for you and your family!

OhioGuidestone is seeking a school based Prevention Facilitator to work in Carroll County school districts in the New Philadelphia regional area. This position is full time working 40 hours per week. The individual selected will spend a majority of their time in Carroll County schools but will also provide services with the Anti-Drug Coalition in Carroll County. Qualified candidates will have experience with outreach, prevention, or supportive service.

Essential Functions: Will Have Knowledge of:

  • State, Federal and Local laws relative to the agency's programs
  • The agency's purpose, goals, objectives, policies and personnel practices
  • Dynamics of human behavior, psychosocial issues, family systems theory, family development, learning theory, personality theory and group dynamics
  • The principles and techniques of social work or counseling, including group facilitation
  • Methods, strategies, and techniques of alcohol and other drug prevention
  • Social and economic problems related to individual and/or family functioning
  • Cultural competency issues, particularly in regard to risk factors for AoD use available community resources.

The AToD Prevention Facilitator will demonstrate professional skills to do the following:

  • Communicate effectively, by conversing and in writing
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, E-mail and Internet
  • Operating business machines including copier, computer and fax
  • Organize and plan effectively, utilizing time management and prioritization of need as basis for work task completion
  • Develop and implement effective stress management strategies
  • Exercise logic, reason and maturity in judgment and decision making
  • Work effectively in individual, family and group settings
  • Exemplify self-discipline, self-awareness, and accept constructive criticism
  • Assess psychosocial and environmental factors in family situations and how those factors may impact the families served
  • Successfully engage parents and children, developing effective dialogue, rapport and listening skills
  • Teach clients using didactic and experiential methods
  • Link and refer families served to appropriate service providers to meet the identified needs of the client and family through creative use of available community resources
  • Utilize interpersonal and communication skills to effectively facilitate group discussions and interactions
  • Effectively utilize AToD prevention strategies and group activities to provide education and skill building to clients served
  • Empower clients and families served to increase pro-social support networks in order to benefit their lives, increase or maintain self-sufficiency and to assist with daily living activities
  • Professionally and effectively provide education and outreach regarding AOD strategies and program elements to the general population and collaborative partners

The AToD Prevention Facilitator will demonstrate professional behavior and appropriate attitudes by:

  • Interacting appropriately in a host setting and working cooperatively with staff members
  • Professionally representing the agency in the community
  • Abiding by the APA, ACA, or NASW Code of Ethics
  • Demonstrating respect and dignity of other staff, clients, and other professionals in the community
  • Relating to other persons and tolerating personal differences in values and opinions which include sensitivity to PFCS service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Adhere to clients' confidentiality
  • Meet all documentation requirements, per agency policies and program guidelines
  • Maintain relevant and necessary documentation to meet statistical, fiscal, and service provision requirements of the agency, inspecting for accuracy
  • Assist in utilizing and/or developing formal and informal community support activities on behalf of families served
  • Work collaboratively with other involved service providers and stay informed of current area resources and services
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with school personnel in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties
  • Plan and conduct all group services, following proven effective strategies for AToD prevention
  • Provide education and skill building relevant to AToD prevention to group participants
  • Maintain accurate program data and statistical information
  • Travel to families' homes and other community sites using own vehicle
  • Maintain a valid driver's license in the state of Ohio with insurance coverage of at least $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate per year
  • Participate in individual development of professional continuing education by reading, attending workshops, classes and other mandated or voluntary training opportunities relevant to job responsibilities
  • Participate in weekly group staffing with all prevention staff
  • Participate in an annual evaluation and on-going weekly supervision
  • Participate in the agency's CQI process
  • Participate in on-going Staff Development Program
  • Participate, when requested, in the agency's on-going public relations and community education programs
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance
  • May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Able to ascend and descend stairs
  • Able to move or transport approximately a minimum of 20 pounds

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalency certificate. Associates, Bachelors or Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other related human service field, plus minimum of two years' experience with a scope of practice that includes AToD is preferred. Experience with outreach, prevention or supportive service is required. Experience working with children and families is also preferred Licensure The AToD Prevention Facilitator position does not require licensure. The AToD Prevention Facilitator must, however, work towards certification as a certified prevention specialist, following the guidelines determined by the Ohio Dept. of Alcohol and Other Drug Services Board.

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V

Carroll County Ohio, United States of America
Recruiting Specialist 
7/24/2017 8:02:58 AM

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