Alpha Specialist

Chemical Addiction Recovery   Panama City, FL   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 8, 2022

CARE is one of Florida’s leading substance abuse agencies providing services to our community for over 50 years. CARE provides a stable work environment and the opportunity to grow within the agency.


The following position are now open:


ALPHA SPECIALIST - Full time opportunities for ALPHA Specialist in Jackson County. This position is responsible for providing individual and group counseling to at risk children. Responsible for screening, assessment, treatment planning, service coordination and documentation. Must be able to work with and communicate effectively with children and be well organized and at team player. BA in a Social Science or Education field required. Experience working with children preferred. $15+ dependent on education and experience.


Competitive salaries and all full-time positions come with a Full benefit package (including 15 days’ vacation, 15-days’ sick leave, 10 paid holidays, health, vision & dental insurance, retirement program with 401K option and more)


SUMMARY: Provides substance abuse prevention services to children and adolescents in Jackson and Bay Counties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Plans (Participation, Intervention, Transition, Aftercare and Discharge).
  2. Social History.
  3. Logs (Activity, Staffing, etc.).
  4. Notes (Progress, Group).
  5. Time Sheets.
  6. Request supervision when needed.
  7. Develop, review and revise participation/intervention plans using assessment documentation, presenting problems and according to CARE’s policies and procedures.
  8. Effectively manages a caseload of 10 – 13 clients.
  9. Provides direct services (individual, group, family, intervention and education).
  10. Assessments.
  11. Admission documentation.
  12. Reports (Surveys, Parent’s Newsletter, etc.).
  13. Coordinates Academic tutoring.
  14. Provides parent meetings.
  15. Provides referral and case management services as required.
  16. All other duties as assigned by Program Director.


Directly supervises no employees in the component.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.


Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in social or behavioral sciences from an accredited four-year college or university or Full Certification.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, professional publications, and procedure manuals. Ability to write clinical documentation and information in a professional manner.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


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 furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Possess valid driver license. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must use Personal Protective Equipment, as trained, to clean, disinfect, and dispose of biohazardous waste materials.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.

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 EEO/DFWP/Drug and background screenings required.