Senior Screener

Job Description

ACTS is committed to the health and safety of our workforce and persons served. At this time, ACTS is requiring all potential employees to be fully vaccinated by the first day of employment.

The Senior Screener work sin 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.

Pre-requisite Requirements:

  • 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

Scope of Responsibility:  Conducts 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.

Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • 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 necessary.
  • Complete admission and orientation documentation; may administer or interpret screening/assessment instruments.
  • 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

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.