Position to be filled January 2012
SUMMARY PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION : To provide a coordinated community outreach and assessment service for the Program. To coordinate the education and community relations activities of the treatment staff. To develop strategies that result in a positive community image and assist the facility in meeting its goals.
REPORTS TO : Director of Business Development
EDUCATION : Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field desired. State Licensure as Professional Social Worker / Counselor or Registered Nurse preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS : Knowledge of or experience in mental health or chemical dependency fields; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to adapt to workload demands and set priorities; positive, professional presentation; ability to build rapport quickly and develop working relationships; ability to work cooperatively with the program staff; good communication and organizational skills. Clinical experience sufficient to perform required assessment services. Requires access to transportation.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE : Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the behavioral health field.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT : Moderate physical activity. Will be located in and around the Program and the Hospital. Frequent travel within a radius of 50 miles with occasional travel beyond is required with the employee providing his/her own transportation. Some hazard potential from possibility of physically acting out
behavior of patient and health related communicable disease.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB :
Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.
Community Details :
Williamsburg is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia. Williamsburg is well-known for Colonial Williamsburg, the restored Historic Area of the city, and for the adjacent College of William & Mary (established in 1693) the second-oldest university in the United States. The Historic Triangle of Virginia, also includes Jamestown and Yorktown, is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with Williamsburg located in the center. The area includes engaging museums and historical attractions located near thrilling theme parks like Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, outdoor activities, and world-class shopping and dining. Population approximately 13K.
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