Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist - PATH

Type: 
Job
Duties: 
Under supervision and as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team provide substance abuse assessment/evaluation, supportive services including case management, plan development, assistance in daily living, groups that addressing substance abuse, harm reduction and provide information and resources for individuals with chemical dependency/co-occurring disorders. Familiarity with Harm Reduction, Critical Time intervention and Motivational interviewing techniques required in order to promote mental health wellness and recovery for which trainings will be offered. Provide linkage and referral to treatment, residential placement, detoxification services and sober living placement. Provide community referrals to address health, mental health and housing issues.
 
Participate in a multidisciplinary team engaging in street outreach to provide linkage to appropriate mental health services in the community.
To conduct comprehensive assessments, using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and VI-SPDAT for all participants enrolled in program.
To collaborate with clinical treatment staff to determine what supportive service would best meet the presenting needs of the client.
To provide on-going assessment and service plan development to address substance abuse/dependence, relapse prevention with the goal of self-sufficiency and meeting stability criteria for permanent housing. .
To provide follow-up services to participants who have been referred to a treatment agency.
To document on a daily basis all street outreach contacts in the PATH tracking log. Complete PATH Service Verification, Needs and Eligibility Assessment, Housing Referral and application and Discharge Summary.
Determine level of treatment compliance and mental health stability. Provide referrals for detoxification, treatment and sober living availability.
Complete VI-SPDAT assessment tool and other field-based documentation with prospective clients and provide linkage to appropriate community programs.
To attend all Program specific meetings including staff, morning case dispositions treatment team meetings, Center Co-occurring meetings and other meetings in the community necessary to job duties.
To perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
CAADAC or CAADE Certified.
Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Word programs required. Additionally, knowledge of the ASI program desirable.
 
Additional Requirements:
 
Must act in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements.
Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving to work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Knowledge of related community resources for treatment of mental illness, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and domestic violence.
Ability to communicate and work with a culturally diverse adult population as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment, referral and case management team.
Must have a current California driver’s license and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
A plus to have or obtain Red Cross First Aid and CPR training and Crisis Prevention Institute Crisis Management training.
Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
Individuals in recovery with at least two years of sobriety are encouraged to apply.

 

 
  
CAADAC or CAADE Certified.
Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Word programs required. Additionally, knowledge of the ASI program desirable.
 
Additional Requirements:
 
Must act in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements.
Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving to work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Knowledge of related community resources for treatment of mental illness, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and domestic violence.
Ability to communicate and work with a culturally diverse adult population as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment, referral and case management team.
Must have a current California driver’s license and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
A plus to have or obtain Red Cross First Aid and CPR training and Crisis Prevention Institute Crisis Management training.
Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
Individuals in recovery with at least two years of sobriety are encouraged to apply.
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