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Vocational Counselor:

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements:  Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent. 

Experience Requirements:  A minimum of one year working in the job development, vocational and/or wellness field directly with persons served. Must have a working knowledge about progression of and recovery from active addiction.

Licensure/Certification:  Completion of all requirements as per the CCISC Initiative; Completion of all training as per the Trauma Informed Care Initiative; and Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way’s Insurance Carrier.

Skills/Abilities:  Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality Laws as per 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA (1996); Knowledge of 12-Step Programs (addiction and recovery); Knowledge of Co-Occurring Disorders and the State of Florida CCISC Initiative; Ability to complete University of South Florida Co-Occurring Modules during two-week departmental orientation or 14 days.

Description of Duties:

  • Perform vocational assessment on each Residential client from 15 – 30 days after admissions.
  • Perform assessment within the first 10 days after admissions for clients directly admitted to the Day/Night program, unless already successfully employed.
  • Keep ongoing notes on all clients’ progress.
  • Conduct job readiness “work groups”; The topics will include but not limited to attitudes toward work, resume writing, interview skills, filling out job applications, job retention skills, interpersonal skills and job search techniques.
  • Inform Primary Counselors when clients have become gainfully employed.
  • Assist program Staff in the gathering of documentation, (State ID cards, social security cards, etc.), and retrieval of statistical information which may include computer or clerical work.
  • Maintain electronic files on all clients.
  • Procure and maintain contacts with available community resources, making referrals, providing job leads, and follow-up after placement.
  • Identify social service needs and referring clients to available community resources.
  • Supervise clients in completing all relative documentation.
  • Complete monthly reports as appropriate.
  • Facilitate new client orientations.
  • Issue bus passes appropriately.
  • Encourages adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life.

Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on

age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practice.

 

Primary Counselor (PC) job description 

The Primary Counselor (PC) is an individual who performs clinical work requiring advanced knowledge in the field of behavioral health (i.e. substance abuse and mental health) customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction. The PC is responsible for individual resident care throughout the treatment program to which he/she is assigned, regularly analyzing, interpreting, and making deductions and decisions from varying facts or circumstances. The PC’s primary duties and responsibilities require the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment as it pertains to the individualized direct care and treatment of the person(s) served. 

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements: Successfully graduate from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or mental health counseling and advanced addiction- specific training leading to certification (CAP) by the Florida Certification Board. In the absence of a Bachelor’s Degree, at least 6 years’ experience in the behavioral healthcare field through direct care service is required. 

Experience Requirements: Minimum of 1-year experience in counseling addicted persons and/or those with co-occurring disorders. Experience with clinical intake, record keeping and business management procedures. 

Licensure/Certification: Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) or eligible within 12 months; Master’s Level Personnel: Licensure as other qualified health professional within 12 months or provisional licensure; Certified FARS rater; Completion of all requirements as per the CCISC Initiative; Completion of all training as per the Trauma Informed Care Initiative; and Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way’s Insurance Carrier. 

Skills/Abilities: Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality Laws as per 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA (1996); Knowledge of 12-Step Programs (addiction and recovery); Knowledge of Co-Occurring Disorders and the State of Florida CCISC Initiative; Ability to complete University of South Florida Co-Occurring Modules during two-week departmental orientation or 14 days; Knowledge of DSM V diagnoses with respect to the substance abuse, mental health, and the co-occurring populations; and knowledge of psychotropic medications and their possible side effects. 

Job Duties:

  • Maintain open communication with the Admissions Department staff regarding new admissions, transfers, and discharges.
  • Arrange family / significant others to be brought into the treatment process in relation to the Residents’ own progress, when appropriate.
  • Consult with other departmental staff members regarding the ongoing adjustment and general care of each resident.
  • Attend treatment-planning sessions, in-service sessions, supervision sessions and daily report sessions.
  • Present lectures as scheduled.
  • Conduct morning meditation, film and discussion groups and other training groups as appropriate.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions for residents as per procedure
  • Conduct individual counseling sessions with residents in assigned case load at least weekly.
  • Substitute for absent counselors to give lectures, conduct group therapy and other duties as required.
  • Utilize community resources appropriately for residents or respective families including vocational counseling, public assistance, high school equivalency course, literacy classes, etc.
  • Work closely with the Case Managers in assigning caseload for case management services; access resident treatment needs, coordinate treatment planning.
  • Involve resident in individualized treatment planning.
  • Obtain releases for all parties to be contacted on behalf of each resident.
  • Maintain contact with referral sources where appropriate during resident’s treatment.

            a.         Psychosocial History and Assessment completed within 7 days.

            b.         Master Treatment Plan completed within 14 days.

            c.         Update and review of Treatment Plan completed within 30 days of resident’s

                        admission within guidelines.

            d.         Progress notes to be kept current denoting interventions and the resident’s

                        course in treatment.

            e.         Discharge planning appropriately prior to the planned discharge.

            f.          Discharge Summary completed within 5 working days following resident’s

                        discharge.

            g.         Correspondence completed in a timely manner according to the resident’s

                        needs.

            h.         Referral and follow-up notes current and timely.

  • Ability to work with individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  • Familiarity with DSM V diagnosis and their respective medications, including psychotropic side effects.
  • Complete the CODECAT (Co-Occurring Disorders Educational Competency Assessment Tool) honestly and accurately every six months.

 

All employees of Better Way of Miami are given a job description consistent with the job responsibilities they will assume while employed as per 65D-30 F.S. All employees will be required to sign a job description which will remain in the employee’s personnel file. All employees are given a copy of their job description as a reference to their responsibilities while employed. All employees of Better Way of Miami, Inc. are assessed and recognized on how effectively they contribute to the excellence of our Agency. The Performance Recognition and Development Program is designed to: ensure that everyone is focusing on the areas which support the mission of the Agency and goals of the individual departments; encourage active participation in the planning and implementing the goals in the employee’s individual personal and professional development; and compensate individuals based on their job performance and contribution to the organization.

 

Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practice.

 

Assistant Facilities Maintenance Manager

Compensation: $10.50 - $12/hr. depending on experience.

The Assistant Facility Manager assists the Facility Manager and Health and Safety Director in carrying out and documenting the building operation and maintenance activities of the organization. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Facility Manager and Health and Safety Director with wide leeway for use of independent judgment in keeping equipment and buildings up to approved standards of fire, safety and health.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience Requirements:  Minimum two years’ experience working in building maintenance.  Must possess good knowledge of building maintenance practices, supplies and equipment.

Licensure/Certification:  Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way of Miami’s Insurance Carrier.

Skills/Abilities:  Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality Laws as per 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA (2013).

Job Duties/Expectations:

  1. oSupervise and participate in all building maintenance activities.
  2. oAssign tasks to subordinates, instructing in the use of building supplies, materials and equipment, insuring all assignments are carried out.
  3. oOperates and/or checks the operation of heating, plumbing, electrical and other systems.
  4. oPerform a variety of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and other building maintenance tasks.
  5. oSupervise and participate in a variety of grounds keeping activities.
  6. oCheck and insure that buildings are safe, cleaned, locked and ready for all activities.
  7. oConsult with superiors regarding unusual maintenance problems and make recommendations concerning the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.
  8. oMake plumbing, electrical, carpentry and mechanical repairs and perform a variety of routine maintenance tasks as needed.
  9. oLead and supervise the work of the Maintenance Staff, client assistance and/or volunteers.

Better Way of Miami, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment shall be provided to all people without regard to race, disability, creed, national origin, sex, age, and disability, and sexual orientation/preference, status as a veteran, marital status or prior criminal history. 

Thrift Store Assistant (7001 NW 27th Avenue)

Compensation: $10.50/hr - $12/hr. depending on experience.

1 part-time and 1 full-time position available.

Non-profit organization

Better Way House of Bargains is looking for someone to work full-time and part-time who has the skills and experience to prepare used furniture for sale, pick up and deliver donated items, and post objects for sale online.

Job requirements:

• lift heavy objects

• move furniture around

• repair and prepare furniture for sale

• photograph and list furniture and other merchandise on craigslist.com

• work as a team member

• assist with picking up and delivering furniture and other donated items

• must have valid driver license

• drive a 24 foot truck with a stick shift (manual transmission)

• High school diploma or equivalent

• bi-lingual

We offer benefits such as healthcare, 401k, vacation time. 

Behavioral Health Technician

The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) is responsible for resident safety and well-being of all residents and the preservation and security of the facility while on duty.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent, CBHT preferred (or attain a CBHT within one year of employment)

Experience Requirements: Some work in a treatment facility helpful, but not required.  Must have a working knowledge about progression of/and recovery from, active addiction.

Licensure/Certification: Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way of Miami’s Insurance Carrier.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Confidentiality Laws; Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies; Knowledge of 12 Step Program’s addiction and recovery process.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrates an ability to supervise residents, their condition and whereabouts through the use of the sign-in/sign-out logs, trip passes and transportation logs.
  2. Demonstrates an ability to post, coordinate and supervise chore assignments, etc. (to include taking appropriate inventory of cleaning supplies and re-ordering as needed).
  3. Demonstrates an ability to complete documentation as required by policies and procedures (incident report, tracking forms, trip passes, visitors’ log, medication logs, etc.).
  4. Demonstrates an ability to act as receptionist through presentation and the use of good customer service skills, and effective communication skills which foster a welcoming approach to the organization).
  5. Demonstrates an ability to provide facility and program information for visitors and/or callers.
  6. Demonstrates an ability to inspect stock and maintain facility property and inspect and store residents’ personal property as appropriate.
  7. Demonstrates an ability to manage facility, equipment and resident emergencies.
  8. Demonstrates an ability to conduct various drills and building evacuations as required.
  9. Demonstrates an ability to conduct 13-point checks and other security measures as required.
  10. Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively with the counselors pertaining to their residents as needed.
  11. Demonstrates an ability to conduct the observation of residents’ self-administration of medication including the corresponding documentation.
  12. Demonstrates an ability to conduct drug screenings on residents including the corresponding documentation.
  13. Follow all company policies and procedures as it pertains to the position to include general use of the company vehicle, inspections, and parking, health and safety, infection control, human resources, and accounting.
  14. When in use of the company vehicle, check and maintain vehicle safety, supplies, mechanical condition, cleanliness and regular maintenance according to schedule, reporting per established policies and procedures.
  15. When in use of the company vehicle, transport residents to and from medical and other appointments or other critical needs as they arise.
  16. When in use of the company vehicle, pick up and deliver donations and other materials as needed and administrative documents and other errands as
  17. When in use of the company vehicle, accurately complete as required documentation as per DOT and produce such documentation as needed for audits or other
  18. Walk throughout the facility and grounds to check on the residents.
  19. Ability to treat all residents with respect and dignity at all times.

 

Better Way of Miami, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment shall be provided to all people without regard to race, disability, creed, national origin, sex, age, and disability, and sexual orientation/preference, status as a veteran, marital status or prior criminal history.

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