ANTICIPATED 2017-2018 STUDENT ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST (2 POSITIONS)
- Holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Counseling (MA) from an accredited college or university.
- Possesses leadership qualities and professional characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, school personnel, parents and members of the community.
- At least two years of experience working in the substance abuse/mental health counseling and prevention field
- Experience with adolescent, family and group counseling is required
- Knowledge and experience in Restorative Practices preferred
- Demonstrates strong skills in oral and written communication and time management
The Student Assistance Specialist is responsible to the Student Assistance Services Supervisor and the Director of Student Services.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or tools; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or bend and may be required to lift up to approximately 25 pounds.JOB DESCRIPTION:
An employee in this position provides substance abuse and mental health education, assessment, prevention and
early intervention services through groups and individual sessions, facilitates the 3 day early intervention drug and alcohol Insight class under the LCPS comprehensive Student Assistance Program. The services involve all grade levels and will include maintaining working relationships with parents, faculty, administration and other community agencies.
- Conduct substance abuse assessments for at-risk students and make referrals for appropriate school and community-based services; provide crisis intervention services as needed and facilitate school-based substance abuse prevention groups at the secondary level
- Co-facilitate a three-day substance abuse awareness intervention class for students who violate the school alcohol and drug policy
- Facilitate meetings for parents of LCPS students referred to the Insight Class. Accompany assigned students to the Juvenile Detention Center for facility tour; conduct appropriate follow-up services for students involved in Insight Class
- Teach research-based curriculum in the areas of bullying and violence prevention, healthy relationships and substance abuse prevention. Plan and implement prevention activities for students, upon request; provide case management, educational and consultative services within each assigned school pertaining to substance abuse-related issues
- Provide training, facilitation and consultation for the PEER Helper program and the In-School Restriction Tobacco Education Program in assigned schools; assist with program development and evaluation; develop and maintain working relationships with parents, faculty, and administration and community agencies. Provide support for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Conduct substance abuse and prevention awareness presentations within classroom and community settings; when necessary, serve on community committees addressing substance abuse, bullying and domestic violence prevention
- Assist in providing Restorative Practices Conferences and Circles
- Perform other related duties assigned by the Student Assistance Services Supervisor
JOBS CLOSE AT 12:00 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.APPLY TO:
Department of Human Resources and Talent DevelopmentSALARY:
Auxiliary/Licensed Position, Level 1
Salary Range: Refer to
(Based on the 2016-2017 Salary Scale)
208 Day Position, 8 hours per dayDAYS: FROM - TO -