Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

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ACT Substance Abuse Specialist

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 12/7/2018
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.
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  • 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  permananent supportive abouse treatment, supportive employement  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.
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  • 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.
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    • 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.



  

 

  

Application Instructions

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