Family AdvocateJob Title: Family Advocate Part-time
Department: Gainesville Specialty Center
Open to all Qualified Applicants:
Position is located in the beautiful Gainesville, GA (one hour north of Atlanta, GA)
The Avita Clubhouse is an innovative approach to Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Children and Adolescents who battle substance abuse need a fun alternative to drugs and alcohol. They need a safe place to socialize and belong. The Avita Clubhouse provides this type of environment. Engaging the family in the treatment of their teen is critical to the successful recovery and healthy functioning of the entire family and community.
This Behavioral Professional will:
*Work with Clubhouse members and their families to promote satisfying and sober living.
*Will work in collaboration with other staff members of the Clubhouse to provide supportive services that meet the needs of youth and families.
*Will encourage parent involvement in Clubhouse programs including advocacy parent peer support groups, parent education and training.
*Will attend provide support during social and recreation activities organized for families.
*Will provide transportation to Clubhouse members.
*Will maintain cooperative and working relationships with other clubhouse staff members.
*Will operate as liaison between the clubhouse staff, clients and parents in the treatment process.
Candidates must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Candidates must also be willing to participate in recreation and leisure activities based on consumer/group needs.
*High School Diploma or GED
*Valid Driver's License and clean driving record/**
*Process strong interpersonal and communication skills
*Ability to work independently and part of a team
*Ability to accept responsibility and follow through with assignments
*Ability to work with socially economically, culturally and ethically diverse groups in a mutually respectful manner
*Understanding of Substance Abuse, its effect on the family and the recovery process.
*Willing to work flexible hours Tuesday-Saturday
*Bilingual (English/Spanish) - Must pass state mandated translation exam
Must have personal or family experience with SA addiction. Please list this experience on your application. Applications without this information will not be considered.
Must be willing to participate in State Family Support Training.
Must have valid Georgia driver's license and no driver may have 6 or more points against his/her license within the last five years.
Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
This is a part time/hourly paid position and therefore is not subject to benefits.
The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI Criminal History Record Check. Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of a FBI Criminal History Record Check.
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