Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
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ACT Substance Abuse Specialist
at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Work Location: Centro Esperanza 310 S. Extension Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210
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.
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
degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health related field
and four years of full time behavioral health work experience.
- Knowledge and understanding in general
mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and serious mental
- 1 year substance experience in
permanent supportive abuse treatment, supportive employment
training/experience, job recruitment experience.
- Previous SMI experience
a valid driver’s license and ability to be insured under automobile
to work a flexible schedule as needed per program requirements.
successfully complete the agency’s orientation and demonstrate competence
regarding skills and knowledge per R9-20-204.
basic typing/computer skills.
excellent verbal and written communication skills.
good organization and time management skills.
to obtain fingerprint clearance card, CPR and First Aid.
language skills in English/Spanish and as appropriate to population served
be 21 years of age.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES
- Participate in a multi-disciplinary team in
providing treatment for clients.
communicate with and coordinate services with other treatment providers
attend and actively participate in team meetings.
schedule staffing for primary clients, as needed.
- Manage and monitor individually
personal contact with client/families and not exceeding 30 days.
documents progress notes same day as service, not to exceed 24 hours;
crisis documentation completed same day as service.
to service commitments, engagement, re-engagement for missed
appointments, letters of intent, welfare checks, and appropriate discharge
functions completed within required time periods.
and monitors caseload statistical information, including presenting
issues, length of stay, and outcome measures when assigned.
- To be available for shift coverage and
provide on call coverage for crisis situations as needed.
share in weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.
coordinate additional community treatment services, as needed.
- Educate adult individuals and their
- Ability to demonstrate education and
verbalization of information in a culturally competent and sensitive
- Working knowledge of lifespan
- Working knowledge of harm reduction
- Ability to provide illness
self-management education for initial, ongoing and discharge transitions.
- Performs Clinical Record Reviews.
of all licensing, regulatory and agency guidelines.
significant information in each file in a clear and timely manner.
- Assist in working with clients with
medication and case management services.
and coordinates with prescriber, prescriber liaison, laboratories,
medical providers, pharmacies, and assists with eligibility and access to
prescription services when needed.
on initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation requests.
- Achieve assigned weekly/monthly
and match individually assigned productivity value amounts on a weekly
basis, as set for the position, throughout the fiscal year.
appropriate productivity needs, variables, and opportunities.
- 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
and conducts group functions and facilitates cohesiveness in its entirety
that demonstrate improvement in a client’s/family’s symptom and
home visits, other community-based services, as needed and requested by
client and/or family.
ability to de-escalate and de-brief disruptions to group and /or family
content and process.
to assist clients to learn skills required to successfully engender psychological
stability and personal independence.
- Works with individual that present
with a range of behavioral health presentations, including co-occurring
symptoms to the full and broad range of DSM diagnoses.
to provide routine, urgent, and emergent interventions.
and integration of American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria in
service planning and implementation.
to apply motivational enhancement, stages of change, family systems, and
appropriate family communication process.
to understand and screen for serious mental illness, and complete
requests for determination.
- Responsible for maintaining and
coordinating service plan development and updates, when applicable.
needs identified in assessment with service plan development and review.
of client participation in service plan development.
of stakeholder participation in service plan development.
and timely completion of service plan/review.
- Performs comprehensive intake and
documents the assessment service, including assessment tools and progress
information includes individual and family voice and participation,
informed consent, and integrated into initial and ongoing treatment
ongoing assessment, documents functional and symptomatic improvement,
cultural values, crisis planning, functional family assessment, and
and coordinate group therapy process.
- Able to promote individual/family
- Knowledge and ability to effectively
engage adults in process and maintain safety and cohesiveness.
- Knowledge and understanding of group therapy
models and stages
- Utilizes informed consent in
interventions, understands and is able to apply the value and limitation
of didactic approaches.
- Collaborates, coordinates, and consults
with other involved service providers and treatment team members.
other related duties as assigned.
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.
Employee will be
expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and
maintenance of competency skills.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
is performed in structured environments.
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.