Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a variety of positions in different program areas. The agency’s core business is to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services and therefore its primary recruitment needs are with the mental health/social work/medical field. There are, however, a variety of administrative and general agency operations support positions available, that may not all be listed below. If you are interested in additional employment opportunities, other than what can be viewed on this website, please contact our Human Resources Office via e-mail.

Volunteers
Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. does not offer any volunteer opportunities at this time.

Drug-Free Workplace
Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a drug-free workplace and requires pre-employment drug testing.

Benefits
Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. provides for a competitive compensation package, including employee benefits and as follows:

  Health
  Dental
  403 B/Retirement
  Leave
  Holidays
  Mileage Reimbursement

Position Overview and Job Descriptions:



 

  Therapist 1

Requirements
  Master Degree in Helping Profession (e.g. MSW)
  Required Experience one (1) year/academic year of internship in chemical dependency /mental health setting
    acceptable
  Knowledge of commonly used concepts in Substance Abuse Mental Health (SAMH) Assessments, primary
    chemical dependency treatment, treatment plan, aftercare plan and clinical practices and procedures within a
    particular area of chemical dependency/behavioral health services

Conditions
  Multiple work site locations/co-located with other (state) agencies
  Target population both adult/children


Job Description
Professional direct service position that determines the extent and nature of a client’s presenting problems and recommends the most appropriate clinical intervention strategy by identifying client’s presenting substance abuse/mental health needs and by increasing client’s knowledge, awareness and comprehension of presenting problem and value of recommended treatment intervention. The following are examples of activities:

  Conduct clinical interview and examine clinical history (drug use, treatment history, psychiatric history, medical
    and social status)
  Obtain additional information about client’s clinical histories from sources other than client as part of the clinical
    discovery
  Expedited and assist in performing Drug Tests consistent with need and clinical protocol
  Summarize findings from interview, drug testing and clinical discovery into a final report and provide
    recommendation


Submit your resumes via fax (561) 278-4506 or e-mail resumes@daf.fdn.com or website link. Please do not call to confirm application receipt. Eligible candidates will be contacted.
 

  Therapist 2

Requirements
  Master Degree in Helping Profession (e.g. MSW)
  Required Experience two (2) years in chemical dependency/mental health setting acceptable
  Knowledge of commonly used concepts in Substance Abuse Mental Health (SAMH) Assessments, primary
    chemical dependency treatment, treatment plan, aftercare plan and clinical practices and procedures within a
    particular area of chemical dependency/behavioral health services
  Experience with assigned client case loads
  Florida License preferred


Conditions
  Target population general community and criminal justice involved
  Adult Target population
  Residential setting with varying hours


Job Description
Professional direct service position that determines the extent and nature of a client’s presenting problems and defines an individual clinical intervention plan as well as implements, monitors and evaluates such plan. The following are examples of activities:

  Provide a psycho-social evaluation that examines clients drug use, bio medical, emotional-behavioral, motivation
    level as well as recovery environment and relapse to develop an individualized care plan
  Provide a one-on-one individualized treatment session consistent with program protocol
  Provide group treatment session consistent with program protocol
  Summarize client progress including treatment participation, drug use etc. in a weekly note
  Provide a comprehensive review of client treatment plan progress


Submit your resumes via fax (561) 278-4506 or e-mail resumes@daf.fdn.com or website link. Please do not call to confirm application receipt. Eligible candidates will be contacted.

  Nurses (LPN & RN)

Requirements
  Applicable Florida License
  Meet all requirements in support of Florida license (e.g. training)
  RN: Two (2) years experience in mental health/substance abuse setting
  LPN: One (1) year experience in mental health/substance abuse setting


Conditions
  Target population general community
  Position based on public detoxification unit
  24 hrs/7 days per week services
  Eight (8) hr shifts [12:00 am – 8:00 am, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am]


Job description
Professional nursing position that provides direct nursing and HIV services on a detoxification/medical unit. The following are the core functions of this position.

  Receiving/triage Services: respond to all requests by clients as they present themselves to the unit
  Withdrawal Management Services: assist with and manage client’s safe withdrawal from certain drugs/alcohol in
    accordance with clinical protocols
  Medical Clearance Services: medical clearance of clients for admission into residential treatment unit as well as
    conduct a variety of medical assessments to determine client is medically/psychiatrically stable and appropriate
    to receive therapeutic services in a non-medical residential setting
  Pharmacy and Medication Services: medication management such as maintain, control, administer and account
    for all medication authorized under a physician order and consistent with protocol
  Medical Support Services: respond to all medical requests as they present themselves to the unit and as
    originating from any of the agency’s residential treatment programs in accordance with protocol

Submit your resumes via fax (561) 278-4506 or e-mail resumes@daf.fdn.com or website link. Please do not call to confirm application receipt. Eligible candidates will be contacted.

  Behavioral Health Educators

Requirements
  Bachelor’s Degree in helping profession/education related area
  Required experience two (2) years in a related field

Conditions
  Multiple worksite locations/co-located with other (state) agencies including correctional facilities
  Target population both adult and children
  Public speaking engagements/community outreach


Job description
Professional direct service position that provides instructional and educational activities designed to encourage and promote drug-free living and mental well-being. The following are the core functions of this position.

  Development of lesson plan
  Provide Classroom instruction (such as: Domestic Violence, Life Skills, Parenting, HIV etc.)
  Assist with Tutoring and Counseling of clients
  Provide Testing and measurement
  Engage in Classroom Behavior Management
  Conduct Educational Group Facilitation
  Provide HIV Risk Assessments
  Provide HIV Counseling
  Conduct HIV Education classes

Submit your resumes via fax (561) 278-4506 or e-mail resumes@daf.fdn.com or website link. Please do not call to confirm application receipt. Eligible candidates will be contacted.

  Case Managers

Requirements
  Bachelor’s Degree in a helping profession/or subject related area
  Required experience two (2) years in related field

Conditions
  Multiple worksite locations/co-located with other (state) agencies including correctional facilities
  Target populations highly resistant
  Work with multiple stakeholders from other (state) agencies including criminal justice system


Job description
Professional direct service position that provides a variety of case management services designed to successfully engage highly resistant substance involved individuals who are generally under criminal and/or legal supervision in receiving a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Assessment and following through with recommended treatment. The following are the core functions of this position.

  Facilitate referrals for Substance Abuse & Mental Health (SAMHA) Assessments between supervising agency
    and treatment agency
  Successfully engage referred client in receiving SAMHA Assessments
  Successfully engage, motivate and encourage client to enroll in recommended treatment
  Track, monitor, evaluate client care and response to care, to intervene to get client re-engage in treatment
  Provide ongoing communication between supervising agency and treatment agency regarding client’s status
  Provide limited support functions to assist client in meeting social functioning requirements
  Track clients once they have completed treatment to determine whether progress aftercare is completed


Submit your resumes via fax (561) 278-4506 or e-mail resumes@daf.fdn.com or website link. Please do not call to confirm application receipt. Eligible candidates will be contacted.

 
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