Employment

Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program, Inc. promotes a team environment.  Join us to empower healthy choices and addiction-free lives.

To apply for any of the current openings, please download and complete the below application and mail the application and your resume to:

Mail:
Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships
Attn: Human Resources 
3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D
Altoona, PA 16602 

Current Openings

ICM

Case Coordination/Recovery Management

  • Responsible for providing mobile community base case coordination as per the Department’s treatment manual and the policies and procedures as outline in the corporation’s policies for this service
  • Proficiency in the coordination and navigation of the social service agencies and community resources in planning to meet the needs of clients and assisting clients with utilizing these resources.
  • Performs federal block grant activities in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Performs care management services as requested; this includes but is not limited to:
    • Engagement—This is the process of establishing rapport between the case management specialist and the client with the primary goal being to reduce barriers that may impede the client entering/remaining in treatment/recovery activities.
    • Evaluation of Clients Strengths and Needs—The case management specialist will complete the Determination of Needs Assessment with the client and will update this assessment every 60 days.  The case management specialist will assist/encourage the client to recognize their own strengths and how they can apply them in a positive manner to attain their goals established on their service plan.  Additionally, it will also be important to help the client to identify barriers that may potentially get in the way of goal achievement.  Clients are often times more motivated by strength based approaches and in assuming an active rather than a passive role in addressing their issues.
    • Service Planning and Goal Setting—The case management specialist will assist the client in developing a written service plan to address the specific needs identified.  The action steps are designed to work towards achieving goals. 
    • Linking—The process whereby the case management specialist will refer clients to available resources that best meet their individual needs
    • Monitoring—The process whereby the case management specialist will evaluate the progress toward completion of the goals identified in the service plan.
    • Advocacy—The process of being a proponent for the client in helping to remove any obstacles that may prevent the client from obtaining necessary services.
    • Coaching—the process of skill building through educating the client on appropriate behaviors and interactions.
    • Family guidance and support/ referral for treatment will also be identified and complete when necessary.
  • Collaborate through inter-agency partnerships and team planning with the treatment team and certified recovery specialist (when applicable) to support additional services/support to assist individuals with gaining access to resources to address non-treatment needs in such areas as education/vocation, employment, physical health, emotional/mental health, family/social, living arrangements/housing, legal status, basic needs, life skills, and gambling. 
  •  Maintains a single point of contact for the client to navigate the health, legal, grievance and appeal procedures and social services systems in order to support the least restrictive level of care necessary so that the clients life is disrupted as little as possible. 
  • Affirms the increase of the individual’s level of self-sufficiency and recovery process through underlying principle of case management

PREVENTION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

  • Develops the County Prevention Plan in conjunction with the Assistant Director/Executive Director.
  • Project Coordinator for prevention services and grant management, including the identification and application of new grant opportunities.
  • Monitors the progress of the plan as implemented by staff.
  • Provides the Student Assistant Program Administration for the drug and alcohol system.
  • Provides supervision and direction of the Prevention Program.  This includes supervising the staff’s activities and hosting bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Performs annual performance evaluation with each prevention staff.
  • Develops all prevention activity reports for the Executive Director, including quarterly and annual reports.
  • Compiles monthly PAWITS reports and monitors staff activities.
  • Tracks staff time and ensures proper allocation of duties in accordance with grant funded programs.
  • Coordinates record keeping and data collection of staff training needs and requests, as well as schedules appropriate training activities.
  • Prepares budget for the prevention Program in conjunction with the Assistant Director /Executive Director and the Chief Fiscal Officer.
  • Coordinates the review, evaluation, and selection of audio-visual materials, and written materials to be utilized by staff in prevention programming.
  • Assists in researching and writing special grant proposals for funding, to include the monitoring and evaluation of grants received.
  • Maintains a national and statewide system of contacts to keep informed of new research, philosophies, and prevention practices.
  • Develop outcome and evaluation review of prevention activities in conjunction with the Assistant Director/Executive Director as per directed by the state.
  • Interview applicants for prevention job vacancies and makes recommendations for hiring to the Assistant Director/Executive Director.
  • Monitors prevention contracts in accordance with the DDAP monitoring tool.

Prevention Specialist

  • Assist with the development of the County Prevention Plan in conjunction with the Prevention supervisor.
  • Attend staff meetings and other required meetings for prevention staff planning and communicating.
  • Design and implement prevention programs for community groups, businesses, schools, and others that support the prevention plan.
  • Coordinate services with community organizations to effectively use resources and targeting of at-risk populations.
  • Provide technical assistance to community organizations by guiding their efforts and channeling their activities to integrate with the prevention plan.
  • Provide SAP support services to school districts.
  • Facilitate educational groups of identified at-risk students through the Student Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the assigned school districts and their community.
  • Complete DDAP approved data entry in required time frame.
  • Promote prevention initiatives and philosophies through appropriate contacts with the media.
  • Maintain national, state, and regional contacts to keep up to date with new prevention philosophies and practices.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with DDAP via reports, evaluations, planning processes and training as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Collaborate with pre-natal and early child development health organizations to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
  • Act professionally and ethically at all times and adhere to the Corporations confidentiality standards.
  • Will perform all other duties as assigned by the Prevention Supervisor, Executive Director, and/or the Board of Directors.
  • The ability to speak effectively in public and express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Adhere to the in-house safety plan and practices to ensure the safety of staff, clients and visitors.
  • Completes all other job duties and activities as requested.
  • Proficient use of the computer, copying machine, power point and fax machine.

CRS Core Duties:

Case Loads

  • Responsible for a case load between 20-30 with an average of 25 individuals
  • Required to maintain D&A Recovery Specialist Certification, this includes 20 hours of accredited training every 2 years
  • Offer peer support and guidance to Blair County residence struggling with addition issues and or co-occurring substance abuse in need of outreach, mentoring, and peer support at all stages of the recovery process
  • Assist in the Recovery Plan development and implementation
  • Recovery education and coaching offering recovery information, encouragement, support, enhancement of self-management skills, etc.
  • Assertive linkages to and navigation within addiction treatment services and other human services to build recovery capitol and supplement case management services.
  • Companionship and modeling of recovery lifestyle including problem solving to eliminate obstacles of recovery.
  • Recovery check-ups, advocacy, leadership development, and empowerment.
  • Consistent support and guidance before, during, and after any and all treatment episodes supporting relapse prevention.
  • Encourage and identify educational and employment opportunities
  • Help individual to build or re-build positive, constructive relationships with family and other.
  • Introduce and engage individuals in the recovery community
  • Accompaniment to community support programs and meetings
  • Encouragement and offering accompaniment to alcohol and drug free social and recreational activities
  • Provide ongoing assistance for individuals in obtaining and /or maintaining services from multiple systems (e.g. mental health, CYS, criminal justice, etc.)
  • Offer guidance on the recovery experience, to include stage appropriate recovery education.
  • Offer support related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery.
  • Operate as part of a comprehensive care coordination team, supporting case management and treatment services.
  • Facilitate access to various community resources to ensure basic needs are met.
  • Monitor the individuals recovery stability
  • Offer referrals to treatment services when necessary and work in conjunction with case management to support recoveree transitions.
  • Responsible for providing certified recovery specialist services as per the Drug and Alcohol Program standards and treatment manual and the policies and procedures as outline in the corporation’s policies for this service
  • Will work in cooperation with the social service agencies and community resources in planning to meet the needs of clients and assisting clients with utilizing these resources.
  • Performs federal block grant activities in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Performs recovery management services as requested.

EOE

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For questions regarding current openings, please contact Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Human Resource Department at (814) 381-0921 ext. 323 or email info@blairdap.org. 

Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, marital status, physical challenges, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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