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Human Services Technician

Department: New Beginning - Women
Location: Lakeland , FL

1.            Provides supervision of the daily activities of clients in residential programs.
2.            With appropriate supervision, records individual case information in client records.
3.            With appropriate supervision, provides non-clinical services to program clients such as alcohol/drug abuse education and other educational services.
4.            Participates in group counseling sessions with senior counseling staff or appropriate supervisory staff.
5.            Serves as a professional role model for program clients and assists them in learning age-appropriate daily living and problem solving skills.
6.            With appropriate training and following chain of custody regulations, employee will perform urinalysis of clients to ensure they are alcohol and drug free per TCHS policy.
7.            Required to meet and maintain TCHS Approved Driver Qualifications per policy number 100.007.52 and transport TCHS person served in any agency vehicle
8.            Performs other reasonable and related duties as requested by supervisory or administrative staff.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a high school diploma or GED and a valid Florida driver's license.  Will work under the supervision of at least a bachelorís level practitioner and will complete in-service training in the treatment of substance use disorders, patientsí rights, aggression control, HIV, infections control and other required trainings within 90-days of starting employment.

The incumbent will be a member of the multidisciplinary team, provide therapeutic support as assigned and able to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with abuse and dependence.  The substance abuse technician will be familiar with substance use rules and regulations, confidentiality, twelve step recovery concepts, clinical record documentation requirements and patient right.  Must be able to respond to special circumstances such as emergencies, suicide and out-of-control behavior.  

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