JOB DESCRIPTION - Group Facilitator - Anger Management

This is a part-time (8-16 hours/week) position in the Violence and Abuse Intervention Program to lead Anger Management groups in a jail setting.
$13.94/hour pre 40-hour training; $14.22/hour post 40-hour training.

Minimum Qualifications 
Education: Associate’s Degree preferred, or be in the process of obtaining Associate’s Degree with completion of a minimum of 24 college units. Professional experience may be considered a substitute for minimum educational requirements. 

Experience: Prior work history in social services setting, experience facilitating psycho-educational groups, and working with court-ordered clients is preferred. Group management skills, knowledge of general anger management skills and techniques. Crisis intervention skills and firm knowledge of reporting laws required. 

Transportation: Valid California driver license, availability of automobile for business use, and at least minimal auto liability insurance coverage as required by law. 

Additional Requirement: Must receive clearance from Department of Justice Criminal Record Offender Information database. 

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis-driven or potentially difficult situations involving clientele living with mental health conditions, engaged in drug/alcohol use, victims of crime, etc.
  • The administrative functions of the position are performed primarily in a shared office setting under minimal temperature variations, in a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere.
  • The direct service functions of the position are performed primarily at the jail and therefore you may be in contact with individuals who may display disruptive behavior. The facilities will have minimal temperature variation and minimal comforts that would typically be found in an office setting.
  • Requires extensive and frequent driving in personal vehicle.

Physical Abilities:

  • This position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying and lifting (up to 25lbs).
  • Frequent operation of computer keyboard, firm/strong grasping, and repetitive hand control. Able to complete all forms in personal writing.
  • Make and receive telephone calls. Use of general office equipment, copier, scanner, and fax machine. Subjected to outside environmental conditions.
  • Close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Remain alert and aware at all times
  • Psychological tolerance for confrontation and/or disruptive behaviors of clients

The conditions described above must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Lead psycho-educational Anger Management groups for individuals who have been court ordered, have volunteered for services, or who are currently incarcerated at Tulare County jail facilities. 
2. Must be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 
3. Ensure all lesson plans adhere to program curriculum and not of your own.
4. You will also abide by the dress code of both the jail and Family Services.
5. Use an array of educational, and counseling techniques to help clients learn and practice tools that are being taught in group. 
6. Proper and immediate reporting of any suspected child abuse and/or neglect as well as suspected elder abuse. 
7. Report and intervene for any real threats of harm to self or others. 
8. Evaluate group member’s progress at end of 14 week program. 
9. Ability to address deficits in progress with group members. 
10. Communicate any problems or concerns with group members or group dynamics to the Program Manager and/or site supervisor in a timely manner. 
11. Adhere to all program policies, and requirements. 
12. Maintain current and accurate client records. 
12. Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

FSLA Status: Non- Exempt Employee
Direct supervision received: Reports directly to the Program Manager
Indirect reporting relationship: Director of HR & Administration and the Executive Director

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