- $45k-56k, depending on license level
- 56k - LADC1
- $45k - LADC2, CADC, CADC2
- Must have valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
- Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st Aid cert (or be able to obtain within 3 months)
NORTH SUFFOLK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC.
Title: Addiction SpecialistDate written: 11/29/17
Is a member of the Integrated Team of the Adult Community Clinical Services Program. The Addiction Specialist reports to the Program Director. Under his or her supervision, the Addiction Specialist provides leadership and guidance in the team's approach to the approach, assessment and treatment planning for persons with substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. The Addiction Specialist helps the team understand addictions and helps the team in its efforts to reduce the harm associated with addictive behaviors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- At the direction of the Program Director and as part of the integrated team:
- Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness and live a self-directed life.
- Instill hope by engaging in positive interactions that promote recovery and empowerment.
- Provide clinical services in timely and flexible ways that are consistent with the principles and practices of trauma informed care and person centered approaches.
- Collaborate with persons to help them to write goals with specific action steps in order to develop effective treatment/rehabilitation recovery plans.
- Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
- Demonstrate competency in the use of screening and assessment tools.
- Be knowledgeable of and use evidence based practices including motivational interviewing, SBIRT, Harm Reduction, Stages of Change and Housing First and other relevant best practices.
- Provide supervision, mentoring and modeling of evidence based practices with direct care staff.
- Advocate that persons need to make informed choices to further their own recovery.
- Assist in provision of skill building interventions that help move a person on to the most independent setting or level of care.
- Advocate for better access to public services and natural supports for persons in order to facilitate their recovery and full integration into the community.
- With clinical guidance, and utilizing the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery, provides, as needed, in conjunction with the Integrated Team, the following ACCS components for assigned persons served:
- Engagement and Relationship building
- Assessment and treatment planning
- Risk assessment and crisis planning and prevention
- Skill building
- Support through care transitions
- Support through life transitions
- Behavioral and Physical Health Monitoring and Education
- Medication Administration and Education
- Addiction services
- Representative payee services
- Family engagement and supports
- Housing services to secure and maintain housing
- Services to support education and vocational goals
- Services to connect persons to natural supports
- Integration and Communication with Care Coordination Entities
3.In collaboration with other members of the Integrated Team, participate in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
- Leads the team in working collaboratively with persons to understand how substance use and/or potentially addictive behavior impacts the persons health and well-being in every facet of life.
- Directs the team to develop formulations that address the level of use and potential risk, the current impact of substance use and addictive behavior and the persons' readiness for change.
- Works collaboratively with Recovery Coaches to provide teaching and modeling to the teams on addressing substance use concerns.
- Provides direct interventions and supports to persons.
- Refers, as appropriate, persons to community treatment and support programs.
- Provides, as needed, individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services regarding addictions.
- Is trained in evidence based practices including SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change model and Harm Reduction.
- May provide functions of LPHA in the Integrated Team if person possesses LADC-1 licensure level.
13.Carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, through the provision of direct support and rehabilitation services to people on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting people to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
14.Provide interventions to assigned persons in GLE settings.
15.Participates in providing on-call services including on evenings and weekends per on-call schedule.
16.For persons who are assessed as being unable to self-administer medication, participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol.
17.Insure that all people are treated with dignity and respect and that all services provided are recovery oriented and person centered.
18.Maintain personal wellness to ensure the effective provision of services to others.
19.Participate in all required clinical and skill trainings to enhance skills and knowledge base.
20.Participate in NAPPI or approved Agency Safety trainings.
21.Adherence to Agency Safety and Risk Mitigation policies and protocols
22.Participate in gathering of data for use in Outcome Reporting
- Provide active efforts to engage people who have traditionally been difficult to engage in services including outreach to shelters and transitional residential programs.
- Serve as a liaison to courts, including filing for Section 35s.
- Participates in on-call rotation for team.
Education and Experience Required:
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC1) is preferred. LACC-II, CADC and CADC-II may suffice depending on overall experience. Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors required. Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with psychiatric disorders preferred. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required. Must have Driver's license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire.
Knowledge of rehabilitative approaches to the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders
Knowledge of evidence based practices
.Knowledge of DMH regulations.
Skills and Abilities:
Strong communication and liaison skills.
Maintain confidentiality of all client information.
High level of clinical judgment and crisis prevention/intervention skills.
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in providing field based services.
Ability to model and lead a person centered, recovery oriented, trauma informed approach to treatment
Ability to exemplify and maintain a supportive and productive attitude with fellow employees.
Ability to work independently.
Strong time management skills.
Maintain a professional relationship with staff
Must be comfortable in being significantly mobile in an urban setting.
Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic working environment.
Must have or obtain a cell phone.
I have read, understand, and voluntarily commit myself to the general guidelines contained in this document. I also understand that this is only a basic description of my job, and that it does not, nor is it intended to, outline all of the specifics of the responsibilities which I will be expected to perform.
Employee Signature________________________________ Date: __________
Supervisor Signature_________________________ Date: _________