Summary: This position will provide addiction intervention, AODA counseling and recovery support services to clients and their families. This position is responsible for bringing services, agencies, resources and other people together to assist clients in achieving established goals. This position may also work with high risk caseloads, co-occurring clients, families and children.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide direct services and coordinate other services, resources and people to assist clients in achieving their established service plan goals.
- Provide specialized case management services to clients and their families with mental health and other needs.
- Screen and assess client for their appropriateness for agency services.
- Adhere to the service hour protocol established by the agency.
- Complete and maintain all required documentation pertaining to clients (documentation, ECR, finding letter and status reports)
- Facilitate individual or group orientation or educational sessions (as required)
- Facilitate client drug test (as required)
- Develop effective working relationship with the criminal justice system and service providers
- Represent the client and agency at staffing, probation, parole, provider networks and court hearings
- Provide referrals for identified needs of the client and crisis intervention when needed
- Interview clients, review records, and confer with other professionals to review client progress, and to determine their suitability for program participation
- Complete and maintain all required documentation which includes, documenting the results of assessments, service plans, reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and other client-related activities including accurate reporting of services
- Participate in clinical and multi-disciplinary staffing
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services, social work, psychology or other related fields
- Two or more years experience in human service activities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience
- Knowledge of human behavior for the assessment and signs and symptoms of substance abuse disorders. Specific knowledge necessary for working with special populations.
- Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance abuse including pharmacological factors
- Knowledge of the ASAM placement criteria and the DSM-IV as it relates to substance-related disorders or able to acquire the knowledge
- Possess clinical skills to effectively manage clients
- Ability to obtain CARS or CADC certification through the State Certification Board (IAODAPCA) within the first two years in the field (if required by program). MISA certification is optional but encouraged
- Knowledge of the Code of Ethics for substance abuse professionals.
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Must be available to attend meetings and meet the needs of the program and/or clients throughout the city, counties or wherever needed (a reliable car, insurance and valid driver’s license may be required for the job).
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system
- Knowledge of computers, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
- Knowledge of the federal drug and alcohol confidentiality law (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed (evening/weekend hours)
If you are interested in this position, please visit the TASC website at www.tasc.org and apply online.
TASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status or any other protected status in accordance with federal and state law.