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The Drug & Alcohol Program Specialist II is responsible for ensuring that Chester County clients obtain appropriate drug and alcohol treatment and related services while overseeing and monitoring the effective use of available resources. This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulatory funder, county and departmental policies, and recommending new or revised department policies, as needed.

This position requires the following criminal background and child abuse clearances: Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police; Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services; and Fingerprint base federal criminal history submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent (FBI).

Final candidates will be required to complete required documentation granting permission for the County of Chester to obtain a 3 year Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
West Chester

Essential Duties:

Supervise the Drug & Alcohol Case Management Unit, which includes assigning cases, reviewing all files for county and state compliance, reviewing all weekly intakes and discharges, and providing consultation on crises and/or problems, as needed.
Ensure unit operations are in compliance with state guidelines and department policy and procedures.
Ensure clinical appropriateness of funded treatment.
Conduct weekly and biweekly staff meetings and case consultations with staff.
Provide ongoing supervision and annual evaluations for employees, including reviewing charts, developing training plans and case consultations.
Conduct annual employee performance evaluations.
Serve as liaison with other county departments, contracted providers and community agencies.
Participate in relevant meetings, training sessions and committees, and represent the county in areas of expertise, as requested by the department’s Director.
In the absence of staff members, ensure case management services by performing clinical and support service assessments, make referrals to appropriate treatment facilities, and perform all other necessary client-related functions.
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Monitor and ensure compliance in the use of numerous funding streams.
Provide feedback to administration and monitor staff as provider issues are identified.
Make recommendations to the supervisor for network changes annually or as problems are identified during the year.
Collect and aggregate statistics for department use in planning and performance analysis, and the completion of various reports.
Perform all other duties, tasks and special projects, as required.
Qualifications/Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience


Minimum Requirements:

Two years as a Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist (local government; or
Three years of direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in an alcohol or other drug treatment setting; and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in chemical dependency, sociology, social welfare, psychology, nursing or a related field; or
A Bachelor’s degree that includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 18 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, criminal justice or other related social sciences and three years direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in an alcohol or other drug treatment setting; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Clarification of Requirements: You may substitute related experience for the required education and related advanced education for a segment of the experience requirement. Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

If you are using education to qualify and do not have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in chemical dependency, sociology, social welfare, psychology, nursing, criminal justice or other related social sciences, you must submit a list of college courses or a college transcript.

Contact Info

Betty Wade - Administrative Officer
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
West Chester, PA
(610) 344-5744