Intervention Specialist

  • Wheeler Clinic
  • 36 Race St Bristol Connecticut 06010 United States
  • Posted: Apr 11, 2019
Full-time Professional

Job Description


The Intervention Specialist facilitates curriculum-based group and individual services to clients in program. Utilizes motivational interviewing and other strengths-based techniques to support program completion, increase client success and reduce recidivism.  


MA/MS degree plus 1 year experience or BA/BS degree plus 3 years experience in social services, teaching, training and/or group facilitation is required. Demonstrated ability and/or exceptional performance within a CSSD funded or Wheeler Clinic program may substitute for experience or education. Education may be substituted with experience on a year for year basis.

Displays excellent work habits (attendance, promptness, timeliness, professionalism), is open to feedback, and makes good use of time. Proven ability to work on a team to ensure program goals are met, communicates effectively verbally and in writing, and is committed to personal and program growth.


Full Time, two evening shifts per week (12pm-8pm)


Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.


Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

For Good Health

  • Free annual flu shots
  • Wellness Programs
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of $500 per year
  • Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

For a Secure Future

  • Company paid long-term disability insurance
  • Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

For Retirement

  • 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

For Career Advancement

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Education Reimbursement Program

For Work Life Balance

  • Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave


Prepares, plans, and facilitates individual and group sessions, including booster sessions, with integrity and fidelity to curriculum in a time-limited, solution-oriented manner.

Engages clients and addresses anti-social thinking, feeling, and acting. Demonstrates and reinforces concrete alternatives and problem solving skills.

Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to engage clients and their families in AIC programming. Uses cognitive-behavioral approaches to behavior change.

Monitors client behaviors and uses behavior management systems. Holds clients accountable and addresses ambivalence and resistance while helping clients maintain motivation to change. Addresses basic needs to support recovery and pro-social behavior change.

Actively participates in quality assurance activities including video taping sessions and meeting with a quality assurance coach, attending trainings, data report analysis and review, etc.

Maintains accurate and timely documentation of group and collateral activities in agency and funder data systems.

Participates in efforts to meet and maintain performance based measures set by agency and CSSD.

Participates in client-centered, strengths-based presentations/discussions in staff meetings.

Prepares reports that are accurate and timely, and updates referral sources on client activities on a regular basis.

Models pro-social behaviors and serves as a role model to clients and staff.

Operates as part of a team by providing program coverage for client services (including urinalysis) outside of normal work schedule, typical job function or primary work site, as requested (e.g., additional evening or Saturday shifts may be required to ensure operational coverage).

Supervises toxicology testing. Supervised urine specimens shall only be collected from a client by a staff member of the same gender.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.