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Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist Trainee

Franklin County has an immediate opening for the following position:
Case Management Specialist Trainee
Drug and Alcohol  
Full Time
This is professional work of a trainee nature in the field of drug and alcohol providing, a full range of case management services under the supervision of a higher level professional.
Employees in this class participate in a formalized training program in order to acquaint them with the functions of drug and alcohol case management. The training, which is a combination of formalized instruction as well as on-the-job training, is geared to providing the employee with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to provide a full range of case management services to alcohol and other drug clients. As training progresses employees are given more latitude in terms of identifying, referring and authorizing appropriate services for the alcohol and other drug clients in order to ensure that they have access to services in a continuum of care.  Employees receive training and work towards sharpening their interpersonal skills in order to enable them to develop a rapport with the client they are serving, and become a client advocate so as to assist them throughout the provisions in their services plan. Employees begin to monitor client progress in the treatment system. Employees receive training in the appropriate regulations, policies and procedures and are encouraged to develop skills involving initiative and independent judgment. As training progresses the employees are responsible for managing a small caseload of clients and are expected to carry out the administration of this caseload under direct and close supervision. Supervision is received from a higher level case manager or from a supervisory or administrative staff member.
Requirements include: A bachelor’s degree; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Applications may be obtained at: FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 272 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or online at Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department. EOE