Counselor Advocate

Oasis - Owensboro, KY 42302
April 27, 2021
Counselor Advocate
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Owensboro, KY 42302
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Job details
$30,000 a year
Job Type
Number of hires for this role
• • Bachelor's (Preferred)
Full Job Description SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the assigned Program Supervisor or Program Manager, provides holistic, comprehensive services to OASIS residential clients, nonresidential clients, and their children.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides individual and group counseling services for OASIS clients as outlined in the KCADV Victim Service Standards, KY Licensure Requirements for nonmedical alcohol and other drug entity, and the Cabinet for Human Resources KY Agency Regulations.
Provides services to promote family self-sufficiency.
Assists clients in establishing a safety plan, identifying goals, and locating resources to achieve them.
Coordinates client needs with appropriate staff.
Responds to crisis calls; provides information and referrals as needed.
Completes client intakes, assessments and exits according to OASIS Policies and Procedures.
Maintains daily contact sheet and other documentation as required.
Maintains client files as outlined in OASIS Policies and Procedures.
Provides information, referrals, crisis intervention and advocacy services for program participants.
Documents and makes appropriate reports to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Attends case staffings, in-services, trainings and staff meetings as assigned.
Performs public speaking duties; represents agency in community or interagency activities.
Participates in on-call rotation as required
Provides agency services to hospitals, social service agencies, schools and law enforcement agencies.
Maintains a county resource directory.
Facilitates client entries to campus and provides follow-up client services upon exit.
Transfers phone lines to campus when office is unattended.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent experience.
Two years experience in a human service field or equivalent experience.
Computer data entry skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, financial reports, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations and legal documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, clients, fellow employees, and the general public.
Ability to apply concepts of basic math and algebra.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Certified Alcohol and Drug Credentials as outlined by direct supervisor.
Must meet certification standards as outlined by the KCADV as directed by supervisor.
Must hold or be able to obtain a valid Kentucky Driver's License.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing, near acuity, far acuity.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Machines: Transportation vehicles, office machines and equipment.
Must demonstrate respect for the dignity and equality of all people and maintain standards of confidentiality in accordance with OASIS Policies.
An ability to maintain a good public image of the program through a high level of professionalism.
The ability to travel, work flexible hours and to maintain a positive leadership role.
A commitment to the mission of the agency.
Adheres to all OASIS Policies.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $30,000.00 per year
• Bachelor's (Preferred)
Work Location:
• One location
Typical start time:
• 8AM
Typical end time:
• 4PM
Company's website:
Benefit Conditions:
• Waiting period may apply
• Only full-time employees eligible
Work Remotely:
• No
COVID-19 Precaution(s):
• Remote interview process
• Personal protective equipment provided or required
• Temperature screenings
• Social distancing guidelines in place
• Virtual meetings
• Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place