AODA Prevention/Assessment Specialist
Provides services to meet the objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework Rx Grant and the provides services to meet the objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework Rx Grant and the Dodge/Fond du Lac County Opioid Treatment Center Grant. Primary roles are two-fold: providing AODA assessment services for individuals with opioid abuse or dependence concerns, and providing health education to the community with a focus on opioid drug misuse, community awareness and health care provider education.
- Provides alcohol and other drug abuse assessments utilizing standardized formats.
- Refers clients for appropriate services based on results of these assessments.
- Provides community outreach to increase awareness of available agency resources.
- Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for case planning and review.
- Advocates on behalf of clients to assure needs are met appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Develops or designs educational programs to meet grant objectives.
- Designs and conducts surveys/focus groups to identify areas of educational need in the area of opioid use and misuse.
- Identifies appropriate educational methods to achieve successful grant objectives.
- Collects and analyzes data from surveys/focus groups.
- Serves as an education and informational resource to the Department staff in the area of opioid education as outlined in the grant objectives.
- Participates in health initiatives, health needs assessments, data analysis and coalition building.
- Prepares, coordinates and conducts community learning activities and educational programs in a variety of settings in an effort to increase awareness of the opioid issue and to fulfill the grant objectives.
- Prepares media pieces to appear in Department and community outlets.
- Represents the Department at appropriate meetings.
- Participates in staff trainings as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
- Maintains required and related paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
- Regular attendance and punctuality required.
- Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a related human services field.
- WI State Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (SAC or CSAC) required.
- Some experience in Health Education or a closely related area is preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years of related experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of evidence-based practices of substance abuse assessment and prevention.
- Knowledge of pharmacology/psychopharmacology.
- Working knowledge of applicable Wisconsin State Administrative Codes, including but not limited to, Chapters 34, 37, 51, 55, and 75.
- Knowledge of counselor ethics and codes of conduct.
- Skill in working with chronic alcohol and other drug abuse cases and special populations.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative relationships with staff, health care providers, citizens, and clients.
- Ability to interpret policies, rules and regulations as well as apply them appropriately.
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients and supervisors.
- Knowledge of role, function and practice of public health services is desirable.
- Ability to develop health education media materials to include feature stories, newsletters, posters, bulletins, etc.
- Ability to operate basic office equipment such as computer systems, fax, phone, and copier.
- Willingness to maintain flexibility with scheduling.
Full-Time with Benefits
Reports to OTC Program Director