Job Posting: JUST of DuPage Addiction Education Manager
Addiction Education Manager
JUST of DuPage is a not-for-profit Christian social service ministry working in the DuPage County Jail in Wheaton, Il. (See www.justofdupage.org.) JUST empowers inmates to pursue rehabilitation and make positive life changes by offering a broad range of services, including addiction recovery, education, spiritual enrichment and social services. This ministry has an operating budget of over $200,000, seven staff members, and over one hundred volunteers.
The JUST of DuPage Addiction Education Manager is a 20-30 hour per week position under the direction of the Executive Director.
Plan, organize, direct, and deliver effective client substance abuse services within the guidelines of DuPage County Jail administration and JUST of DuPage.
Develop program curriculum with measurable outcomes for participants enrolled in the substance abuse recovery pods.
Work with Executive Director to oversee, supervise, coordinate, and communicate with substance abuse/12-step volunteers and provide ongoing feedback.
Respond to all requests directed to JUST in relation to substance abuse programming or direct clinical services.
Counsel inmates one-on-one in recovery pod.
Lead Cognitive Behavioral Therapy classes in the recovery pod.
Provide information, data, and records to Executive Director for reports to grantors, Board of Directors, and funding sources.
Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure integrity of services and professional conduct.
Build and develop relationships with Sheriff’s administration, Drug Court, jail personnel, and inmates.
Provide accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for funders, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Director.
Regularly contribute articles and data for JUST newsletters, social media, and a variety of communications.
Contribute to JUST fundraising events, donor relations, and grant writing.
Communicate regularly with JUST team on needs and issues in substance abuse programs.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
Working knowledge of professional standards, practices, and techniques in the field of addictions.
Experienced in program development, evidence-based curriculum, and program evaluation.
Ability to deliver effective treatment programs with a focus on communication barriers and cognitive and emotional development of offender population.
Knowledge of best practices in correctional interventions for changing criminogenic attitudes and beliefs and increase system competence (e.g. families, peers, school) for reducing recidivism.
Experience with adult learners and learning styles.
Experience in volunteer management.
Experience working in a correctional institution.
Experience working with offender population or justice system.
Creative and adaptable to working with limited resources.
Familiarity with research methods and data collection and analysis.
Comfortable working independently and in a team environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
Letter of recommendation from local church preferred.
Bachelor’s or Masters degree in social work, psychology, sociology, applied behavioral science, addictions or related field.
Master’s degree preferred.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address the following in your cover letter:
Reason you are in the addiction recovery field.
Reason you feel led or qualified to work in a jail or prison environment. (This is a maximum-security facility similar to a maximum-security prison or locked mental health ward.)
Please describe how your Christian faith influences your daily life. Are you actively involved with a local church?
No phone calls, please.