Chemical Health Clinical Specialist – South Washington County High Schools

Youth Service Bureau

Title:                                      Chemical Health Clinical Specialist

Reports to:                           Chemical Health Program Supervisor

Exempt Status:                   Exempt

School-year position – 10 months/year (.8 FTE)

Start date: August 24, 2020

Position Overview: Provide chemical use screenings, early intervention, and related support services to students and their families in collaboration with high schools and the alternative high school in ISD 833 (South Washington County Schools)

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual support to students with current or past substance use, and students impacted by a loved one’s substance use
  • Engage parents/caregivers to support youth and make appropriate referrals to outside resources such as mental health therapy and other chemical health support
  • Provide various support groups based on student need (e.g. awareness, concerned persons, sober support, etc.)
  • Participate in student support team meetings at assigned schools and provide effective consultation with school partners
  • Demonstrate leadership in collaborating with a wide range of youth serving organizations, school districts, and local community organizations
  • Assist students and their families with transitions into, or back from, chemical health treatment
  • Provide education and training to school staff, students, parents, and community
  • Participate in teaching the Chemical Awareness Program
  • Regular travel to multiple school locations
  • Participate in regular supervision meetings
  • Participate in gathering and reporting of various outcome data
  • Maintain records and enter timely, accurate data
  • Other duties as assigned

Direct Reports:

  • None

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A. or B.S. minimum in Psychology, Social Work, or health services related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • LADC licensure preferred. Mental health professional licensure required if do not possess LADC
  • Previous experience working in multiple school settings
  • At least 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth and/or families
  • Cultural competency and experience
  • Flexible in providing services in multiple sites with varying needs and structures
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize/manage multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of local substance use resources
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and daily access to an automobile

To apply send resume and cover letter to [email protected]