This position may be assigned to work within the correctional facility, in the community and/or office setting, depending upon departmental need. Assignments are made at the sole discretion of the Juvenile Court Services Director.
Provides individual, group, and family treatment readiness counseling services, with a focus on juveniles within the Juvenile Courts.
Example of Duties
Work in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.
TYPICAL CLASSIFICATION ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Conducts assessments and evaluations of mentally and emotionally disturbed clients and/or to document drug and alcohol related problems.
- Formulates treatment plans using a variety of intervention modalities and evaluates outcomes.
- Participates in Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings and Child Family Team meetings.
- Conducts and participates in individual, family and group therapy.
- Conducts parenting skills classes.
- Conducts substance abuse sessions for individuals and groups.
- Prepares social and case histories.
- Consults with staff and participates in the development and monitoring of individual behavior plans.
- Participates in crisis intervention activities.
- Assists in department response to PREA incidents.
- Provides consultation, education and training to staff and other groups, including parents and other community members.
- Research and implement Best Practice treatment modalities.
- Consult with schools to assess client needs.
- Coordinates services with other agencies.
- Maintains written records and statistics.
- Prepares and provides educational and informational materials for community distribution.
- Reviews and evaluates legal and social records to include criminal, psychiatric, psychological and Department of Child Safety reports.
- May testify at hearing or in court.
- Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
- Perform other related duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:
- Masters in Counseling, Psychology, Education, Social Work, or related field. Provisional licensure will be considered
- Arizona LPC or LCSW required within two (2) years of hire.
- Valid Arizona driver's license upon hire.
- CPR certification required within 90 days of hire.
- May be subject to irregular work hours/schedules.
- Will be subject to immediate callout when an emergency occurs.
- Must submit to fingerprint and background examinations.
- Maintain required licenses and certifications.
- Two (2) years of experience providing direct therapy to youth ages 8-17.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of psychotherapy and various treatment modalities.
- Knowledge of federal, State, and local regulations related to mental and behavioral health and substance abuse.
- Knowledge of medical terminology relating to mental and behavioral health treatment and substance abuse.
- Knowledge of addiction and the needs, attitudes, and behavior patterns of drug and alcohol involved individuals, groups and families.
- Knowledge of specific intervention and treatment techniques for the resistive correctional client.
- Knowledge of drugs of choice and their effects.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques.
- Knowledge of principles of human behavior and child development
- Knowledge of facilitation and mediation processes.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
- Ability to interview and collect information effectively from resistive clients in a secure setting.
- Ability to gather, record, and evaluate assessment data and formulate intervention plans.
- Ability to effectively evaluate and treat clients.
- Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of clients and co-workers.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic,educational and economic backgrounds.
Independent body mobility to stand, walk, bend, and sit for prolonged periods of time and/or drive a vehicle. Manual dexterity to reach, and grasp; manual dexterity to hand write or use computer keyboard; vision sufficient to see/read; hear and speak to communicate with customers in person and over the phone. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.
Work is performed inside the confinement of a correctional facility and/or office setting. Will be required to drive throughout the state.