Characteristics of Position:
This is professional intervention work in a JAC
setting of a human services agency providing alcohol, drug abuse, mental
health, juvenile justice or other services. Duties include spending a
majority of time screening clients for diversion programs. This is a full time position located at the
Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) in Tampa, Florida.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Understands applicable theories of addiction and human behavior;
recognizes the risk and resiliency components of the personal,
environmental, social and cultural contexts; co-occurring competent;
analyzes and distinguishes between the contributing interactions of
physical, social, behavioral, psychological and social factors.
- Treatment Knowledge - Versed in science based
treatment philosophy, models and practice; incorporates the use of other
disciplines, family, social networks and community resources in support of
individual recovery; utilizes outcome measures in evaluating performance.
- Application to Practice - Effectively matches client
needs to appropriate levels and modalities of care; individualizes
strategies and interventions to individual client recovery needs,
preferences, readiness, stage of change and unique co-occurring disorder,
language, gender and cultural considerations; makes optimum therapeutic
use of client crises; incorporates and utilizes pharmaceutic interventions
as appropriate; adheres to the fidelity of selected practice models.
- Professional Readiness - Understands and
respects diverse cultures and cultural differences; comfortable with and
responds to persons with disabilities; evidences personal awareness of
strengths, limitations and biases; behaves ethically and adheres to
professional standards of conduct; pursues guidance and supervision
and continuous professional development opportunities; remains aware of
personal and professional limits in knowledge and expertise.
- Technical Capabilities - Proficient in the use of
Electronic Health Records; effectively utilizes electronic medium
(internet, intranet, phones, etc.) to communicate and stay abreast of
changes in the field and political and community environments; thoroughly
documents and records professional events, activities and transactions.
- Business Acumen - Knowledgeable of support and
benefits available to clients and aggressively works to enable client
access to those resources; proficient in the matching and billing of
services provided to appropriate fund sources and maintaining audit
compliant backup documentation; consistently meets or exceeds established
case load size and productivity standards.
- Professional - Behaves ethically;
presents a professional image in appearance, communications and demeanor;
adheres to agency scheduling policy; follows program activity schedules;
committed to personal professional development.
- Analytical - Establishes a helping
relationship with the person receiving services by demonstrating empathy,
respect, and genuineness in order to build trust; assists in gathering
information about basic and community living of the person receiving
services to be used in the assessment process.
- Leadership - Seeks to participate in
effective approaches and training to enhance job skills; seek
opportunities to mentor new staff; ability to recognize unsafe behaviors,
situations, and environments to maintain the safety and well-being of
persons receiving services, staff and community members.
- Bachelors degree
- All ACTS, Inc. employees
must be able and willing to work when expected to accommodate program
and/or agency needs, participate in the agency's Quality Improvement
Program and attend all assigned/required trainings, practice on-the-job
safety at all times, and demonstrate the ability to communicate and work
with others and be respectful of peers, supervisors, clients, guests, etc.
If required by contract or administrative rule, must fully participate in
NAPPI or DJJ PAR (crisis intervention) training and able to apply same to
/Safety/Health Considerations: Sit, stand,
walk, lift, and carry
of Work Expected:
Level commensurate with satisfactory Case Management performance
of Work Expected:
with level necessary to fully meet obligations
Supervision:Work is performed under the direction of the
Program Supervisor, Director or Administrator. This position does not provide
supervision to others.
interviews to assess social, legal, medical, psychological and educational
needs of client; provides casework services to assist clients in obtaining
social, educational and vocational goals.
Engages clients to talk and communicates empathically about their
addiction or mental illness, medications and recovery to promote understanding
of their illness/illnesses and hope for recovery.
- Ensure that Detention and
Diversion Screening Units staff performs required DJJ functions (Probation
and Community Corrections Handbook and Quality Assurance Standards)
- Ensures accurate
documentation and data entry relating to a juvenile's processing within
JJIS Determines client's funding sources and completes documentation as
- Complete admission and
orientation documentation; may administer or interpret
- Develops plans, which
include services to address needs according to assessment.
- Shares in the DJJ schedule
for attending detentions hearings on weekends and State holidays
- Perform related work as
requested / required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may provide supervision
to Intake Workers, Diversion Specialists and Detention Screeners on an assigned
PROGRAM SPECIFIC: The program includes the following duties
and responsibilities for this position:
- Maintains knowledge of
functions and duties of all lower positions and serves as the point of
contact when questions arise
- Checks and signs off on
packets for the SAO and Diversion Program within required time frames as
- Checks and signs off on
packets for the Detention, SAO, PD and Court within required time frames
Detention/Admission Criteria on all juveniles admitted to the JAC
- Review and sign off on
intake workers' logs
- Delegates tasks on an
- Provides updated JJIS
- Must possess valid Florida
Drivers' License, industry accepted driving history and maintain vehicle
insurance required by State of Florida. If required to drive an ACTS'
vehicle, must maintain drivers' license and history as listed above and
participate in all transportation-related training activities, including
on-the-road driving test relative to appropriate and safe operation of
- Attends unit and individual
supervision meetings. Participates in other meetings/events as assigned.
- May attend meetings in the
absence of the supervisor, and may serve as back-up for all Program
Supervisor duties as assigned
- Assists Supervisor in
training new staff
- Attends required monthly
The omission of specific statements does not
preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such
duties are a logical assignment to position.
ACTS is an EEO/AA DFWP Employer.