Management & Training Corporation TEAP Specialist in Edison, New Jersey

TEAP Specialist

Education & Training

Edison, New JerseyReqID: 23991

At the Edison Job Corps Center, we teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education. The center is located in Edison, New Jersey, a 32-square-mile township of more than 100,000 residents and the home of Thomas Alva Edison’s famed Menlo Park laboratory. Boasting high achieving public schools, a convenient central location, a vibrant business environment and a diverse community, Edison a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Description

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in developing procedures to coordinate and integrate TEAP components with other center programs, policies and zero tolerance.

  • Participate in career preparation period; communicate zero tolerance policies related to substance abuse; provide information on prevention activities on and off center.

  • Work with new students for testing, assessment and development of assistance and retention plans during the 45 day probation period; provide an assessment and assistance/intervention plan for any student who tests positive for drugs or receives an alcohol incident.

  • Conduct TEAP classes, group educational, peer support and other prevention sessions for students.

  • Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to student. Prepare related reports.

  • Assess students with identified substance use problems; develop and implement a plan to modify or control the problems by working with students, counselors, instructors and the mental health consultant.

  • Provide input to the counseling, health and wellness and human resources departments for necessary referral of students with TEAP problems; utilize community resources as available.

  • Work with mental health consultants, health and wellness staff and counselors to intervene with substance users who meet the treatment criteria to remain in Job Corps.

  • Review and interpret drug test results.

  • Ensure the documentation of all student assessments and that plans are in student’s medical records regarding TEAP problems.

  • Provide ongoing comprehensive training for all staff members with specific goals toward staff education and awareness, staff skills in identification and reporting substance use problems, individual staff member counseling skills and general team building throughout the center.

  • Assist in providing TEAP related materials and information in the health education program and development of health and wellness symptom guidelines and standard operating procedures regarding substance abuse.

  • Coordinate tobacco use prevention program.

  • Develop linkages with community resources for TEAP services.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Must have active, unrestricted substance abuse license or certification that meets the minimum state licensing or certification requirements to practice in the state. Experience working with youth, excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required. Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record, unless waived by management.

Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran