Location: Latah Moscow, ID, USA
Job type: Full-time
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Purpose of Job: Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing best practices for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) focused substance abuse counseling services, and social or behavioral health services to patients and families by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Performs chemical dependency and behavioral health assessments using approved testing instruments and evaluation tools, determining patient amenability for Opioid Recovery (MAT) program services and/or CHAS behavioral health services. Refers to other agencies and/or program services as needed to maintain continuity of care. · Provides individual and group counseling services within individual’s scope of practice to assist in achieving more effective personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustments. · Develops detailed treatment plans for each patient as part of the electronic health record. · Conducts individual and group counseling and education focusing on alcohol and drug treatment, relapse prevention, and cognitive behavioral change. · Conducts or facilitates breath analysis and/or urinalysis testing for alcohol and drugs to ensure compliance with opiate taper management and aftercare abstinence. · Participates in training for Medications Assisted Treatment (MAT)/opioid treatment and behavioral health clinical best practices. · Participates in continuous program involvement activities including staff meetings, committees, and other relevant projects. · Provides training for CHAS Health staff as requested. · Participates in community outreach activities as directed. · Performs other duties as assigned. · For staff with clinical supervision training and duties: o Supervises and coordinates volunteers and behavioral health/social work students as required. o Facilitates peer review and chart audit process as assigned.
Qualifications: Education/Experience: Valid state licensure as an Independent Clinical Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor required. Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC) license with five years in treatment of chemical dependency/addiction disorders; and two years experience in treatment of opioid dependency required. Must have license as a CDP or CADC at the time of hire. Skills: Knowledge of available community linkage resources. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Computer skills required. Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion required. Valid drivers’ license, insurance and vehicle required. Physical Demands: Movement around the facility between 1/3 and 2/3rds of the day is required, as well as sitting at a workstation or patient rooms. Using hands occurs over 2/3rds of the day, while reaching with arms less than 1/3 of the day. Communicating is required over 2/3 of the day. Lifting up to 10 lbs. occasionally is required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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