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ACT Substance Abuse Specialist

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 3/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1561
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Job Description

 

 

 

Work Location: Centro Esperanza 310 S. Extension Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210

 


 


 


 


 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS 

 


 

 

As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
clinical team, will function as the substance abuse specialist on the ACT Team.
ACT team members provide the highest level of care in the Maricopa County
behavioral health system.  

 

Under
general supervision, provides chemical dependency treatment, direct and
indirect, covered services and treatment to individual clients, coordinates
with community supports and stakeholders. Responsible for managing appointment schedule, assigned caseload as a
clinical liaison, conducting assessments, implementing treatment plans,
facilitating out-of-office services, performing crisis services when needed,
and participate in ongoing learning experiences and treatment team consultation
and coordination.  

 

  

 

MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS  

 
     
  • Master’s
    degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health related field
    and four years of full time behavioral health work experience.
     
  •  
  • LASAC
    or LISAC
     
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  • Knowledge and understanding in general
    mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and serious mental
    illness.
     
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  • 1 year substance experience in
    permanent supportive abuse treatment, supportive employment
    training/experience, job recruitment experience.
     
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  • Previous SMI experience 
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  • Possess
    a valid driver’s license and ability to be insured under automobile
    insurance policy.
     
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  • Able
    to work a flexible schedule as needed per program requirements.
     
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  • Must
    successfully complete the agency’s orientation and demonstrate competence
    regarding skills and knowledge per R9-20-204.
     
  •  
  • Have
    basic typing/computer skills.
     
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  • Have
    excellent verbal and written communication skills.
     
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  • Have
    good organization and time management skills.
     
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  • Ability
    to obtain fingerprint clearance card, CPR and First Aid.
     
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  • Bilingual
    language skills in English/Spanish and as appropriate to population served
    preferred.
     
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  • Must
    be 21 years of age.
     
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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES  

 


  

 
     
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team in
    providing treatment for clients.
      
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    • To
      communicate with and coordinate services with other treatment providers
      when appropriate.
       
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    • To
      attend and actively participate in team meetings.
       
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    • To
      schedule staffing for primary clients, as needed.
        
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  • Manage and monitor individually
    assigned caseloads.
      
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    • Maintains
      personal contact with client/families and not exceeding 30 days.
       
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    • Accurately
      documents progress notes same day as service, not to exceed 24 hours;
      crisis documentation completed same day as service.
       
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    • Follow-up
      to service commitments, engagement, re-engagement for missed
      appointments, letters of intent, welfare checks, and appropriate discharge
      functions completed within required time periods.
       
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    • Maintains
      and monitors caseload statistical information, including presenting
      issues, length of stay, and outcome measures when assigned.
        
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  • To be available for shift coverage and
    crisis resolution.
      
  •  
       
    • To
      provide on call coverage for crisis situations as needed.
       
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    • To
      share in weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.
       
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    • To
      coordinate additional community treatment services, as needed.
        
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  • Educate adult individuals and their
    families.
      
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    • Ability to demonstrate education and
      verbalization of information in a culturally competent and sensitive
      manner.
       
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    • Working knowledge of lifespan
      development.
       
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    • Working knowledge of harm reduction
      models.
       
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    • Ability to provide illness
      self-management education for initial, ongoing and discharge transitions.
        
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  • Performs Clinical Record Reviews.  
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    • Understanding
      of all licensing, regulatory and agency guidelines.
       
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    • Document
      significant information in each file in a clear and timely manner.
       
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    • Provides
      appropriate feedback.
        
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  • Assist in working with clients with
    medication and case management services.
      
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    • Consults
      and coordinates with prescriber, prescriber liaison, laboratories,
      medical providers, pharmacies, and assists with eligibility and access to
      prescription services when needed.
       
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    • Consults
      on initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation requests.
        
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  • Achieve assigned weekly/monthly
    productivity expectations.
      
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    • Know
      and match individually assigned productivity value amounts on a weekly
      basis, as set for the position, throughout the fiscal year.
       
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    • Monitor
      appropriate productivity needs, variables, and opportunities.
        
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  • Provide individual/family counseling
    and are able to facilitate groups. Engage consumers, their families, and
    their community supports in treatment, provide illness self-management
    education, and coordinate services with referral sources and discharge
    planning.
      
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    • Coordinates
      and conducts group functions and facilitates cohesiveness in its entirety
      that demonstrate improvement in a client’s/family’s symptom and
      functioning level.
       
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    • Conducts
      home visits, other community-based services, as needed and requested by
      client and/or family.
       
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    • Demonstrates
      ability to de-escalate and de-brief disruptions to group and /or family
      content and process.
       
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    • Ability
      to assist clients to learn skills required to successfully engender psychological
      stability and personal independence.
        
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  • Works with individual that present
    with a range of behavioral health presentations, including co-occurring
    disorders.
      
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    • Recognize
      symptoms to the full and broad range of DSM diagnoses.
       
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    • Ability
      to provide routine, urgent, and emergent interventions.
       
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    • Application
      and integration of American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria in
      service planning and implementation.
       
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    • Ability
      to apply motivational enhancement, stages of change, family systems, and
      appropriate family communication process.
       
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    • Ability
      to understand and screen for serious mental illness, and complete
      requests for determination.
        
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  • Responsible for maintaining and
    coordinating service plan development and updates, when applicable.
      
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    • Integrate
      needs identified in assessment with service plan development and review.
       
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    • Evidence
      of client participation in service plan development.
       
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    • Evidence
      of stakeholder participation in service plan development.
       
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    • Accurate
      and timely completion of service plan/review.
        
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  • Performs comprehensive intake and
    ongoing assessments.
       
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    • Accurate
      documents the assessment service, including assessment tools and progress
      notation.
       
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    • Assessment
      information includes individual and family voice and participation,
      informed consent, and integrated into initial and ongoing treatment
      planning.
       
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    • Conducts
      ongoing assessment, documents functional and symptomatic improvement,
      cultural values, crisis planning, functional family assessment, and
      addenda.
        
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  • Facilitate
    and coordinate group therapy process.
      
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    • Able to promote individual/family
      culture.
       
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    • Knowledge and ability to effectively
      engage adults in process and maintain safety and cohesiveness.
       
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    • Knowledge and understanding of group therapy
      models and stages
       
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    • Utilizes informed consent in
      interventions, understands and is able to apply the value and limitation
      of didactic approaches.
       
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    • Collaborates, coordinates, and consults
      with other involved service providers and treatment team members.
        
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  • Performs
    other related duties as assigned.
     
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JOB DEMANDS 

 

  

 

Ability
to travel statewide as needed. Ability
to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Able to
present operational information to personnel at all levels. Able to identify
and recruit potential funding sources. 

 

  

 

CONTINUOUS EDUCATION 

 

  

 

Employee will be
expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and
maintenance of competency skills.  

 

  

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS 

 

  

 

Work
is performed in structured environments.  

 

  

 

ACCOUNTABILITY 

 

  

 

Reports
to and is supervised directly by the Director of Centro de la Familia or
designee. Employee is also accountable for understanding and complying with
CPLC policies and procedures.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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