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Bilingual Outreach Worker

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Outreach Worker identifies Latino individuals who have a substance abuse problem for which they would benefit from treatment.  The Outreach Worker  provides a combination of information campaigns, home and hospital visits, and education through community based in-service training.  These services are offered in traditional settings such as social service agency and non-traditional settings with the Latino community.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

For Good Health

  • Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
  • Wellness Programs
  • Free annual flu shots

For a Secure Future

  • Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • Company paid long-term disability insurance

For Retirement

  • 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

For Career Advancement

  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Training and development opportunities

For Work Life Balance

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
  • Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides in-service training sessions to traditional and non-traditional settings within the region.

Makes contact with Latino individuals identified as in need of substance abuse treatment within the Latino community (New Britain, Plainville, Bristol areas).

Makes formal treatment referrals for Latino individuals and coordinates services if client leaves treatment for non-compliance or AMA.

Collaborates with other providers within the region and develop linkages with organizations that provide services to Latinos.

Maintains records of program activities for reporting and tracking purposes.  Creates demographic/referral sheet for each identified client being referred for formal treatment (To be reported to DMHAS).

Attends quarterly staff meetings and assigned community meetings.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree within social services and working knowledge of substance abuse is required.

Job Snapshot

Post Date 11/28/2014
Location Bristol, CT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2186
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