Co-Occurring Specialist

Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services
Published
March 6, 2020
Location
Elizabeth
Job Type
Career level
3-5 years
salary range in US $
$40,000-$50,000/Yr.
Certificate Needed:
CADC
Other Certifications
**BA degree and CADC certification at minimum required

Description

Co-Occurring Specialist

Elizabeth, NJ

***Positions available in several locations through out Essex and Union county.

***Requires Bachelors degree in Social work, Psychology or similar field and CADC or Masters degree with LCADC

 

 

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the licensed Director of Pact provides intensive integrated dual recovery services, individual and group treatment service, outreach, referral and case management to adults with co-occurring disorders.

Essential Job Functions

  • Create and Maintain :
  • A wellness and recovery-oriented environment by using person-first language, respectful documentation, and person centered planning. All services provided will promote a wellness and recovery outcome.
  • A culture of compliance with internal and external policies, regulations, laws and high ethical standards
  • Engages people receiving services in the treatment process.
  • Conducts assessments using the ASI, SATS and other tools as needed.
  • Provides Stage-Based counseling using motivational interviewing, CBT, 12 Step principles and behavioral interventions.
  • Facilitates range of Co Occurring recovery groups.
  • Provides integrated Dual Recovery treatment.
  • Provides medication education.
  • Provides Career Readiness Assessments.
  • Provide culturally competent services.
  • Establishes and implements treatment interventions.
  • Refers to appropriate services for resources for as mental health, substance abuse and housing assistance
  • Completes all documentation in a timely manner.
  • Acts as a liaison for the persons served as they move through the treatment system. This includes transporting and accompanying individuals to appointments.
  • Maintains contact with other service providers to encourage referrals and insure effective coordination of services.
  • Participates in discharge meetings, etc. and meets with other service providers as necessary to assist in coordinating treatment planning and interventions.
  • Refers to necessary legal services.
  • Coordinates services with the criminal justice system as needed.
  • Establishes contact and positive working relationships with local mental health, alcohol/substance abuse and co-occurring treatment providers through periodic visits and phone calls.
  • Attends Co-Occurring Network meetings as directed by the Director
  • Provides dual recovery treatment in-group and individual setting.
  • Performs co-occurring intake assessments as needed.
  • Will participate in supervision with in scheduled supervision session with a licensed supervisor.
  • Program Evaluation :
  • Completes all statistical reports related to services.
  • Performs other duties as needed
  • E-mail:
  • Creates, receives and responds to all e-mail correspondence in a prompt and professional manner. Emails must be read once per work day/shift.
  • Scope of Responsibility:
  • Familiarizes self with the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures, which may include some familiarity of other departments within the agency.
  • Decision Making:
  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises sound judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs and/or quality of service within the functional area.

Requirements

  • Education/Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related area required;
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • CADC or CAC eligible within three years of hire and two years paid progressive work experience in substance abuse/mental health field required. Experience as a person in recovery preferred.
  • Experience
  • A minimum of 2 years paid, progressive work experience in co-occurring/Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment services or human service experience with strong knowledge of addictions.
  • Wellness Specialist with specialty in working with people who have Dual Disorders. Experience working with individuals experiencing substance abuse and or dual disorders. Familiarity with AA/NA. CADC or LCADC perferred. Will consider a CADC/LCADC Intern.
  • Disclosure
  • Those who disclose they are in recovery must have two years clean time.
  • Driver’s License, Vehicle
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • No more than one moving violation within the past 12 months.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Communication:
  • Demonstrate empathy and respect to all people served
  • Complete all documentation in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate, requiring excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Speak, read and write English, Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Emotional Skills:
  • Relates well to people of all ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds and disability groups
  • Presents and fosters a trusting professional relationship with all persons encountered on a daily basis
  • Upbeat, Professional attitude, and a willingness to learn
  • Intellectual Skills:
  • Comprehend hospital/medical records
  • Manage diverse responsibilities
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good organizational and problem-solving ability
  • Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and ability to work autonomously

Computer Proficiency:

  • Agency Computer Use:
  • MS Office applications, with strong emphasis in MS Word.
  • Must be willing to learn and utilize all current and future computer applications as related to the position.
  • Operate a personal computer and successfully navigate in order to access e-mail, electronic calendars and other basic office support software as well as web based programs such as Essential Learning, electronic timesheets and Qualifacts/Carelogic

Job Type: Full-time

Experience

Experience
A minimum of 2 years paid, progressive work experience in co-occurring/Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment services or human service experience with strong knowledge of addictions.
Wellness Specialist with specialty in working with people who have Dual Disorders. Experience working with individuals experiencing substance abuse and or dual disorders. Familiarity with AA/NA. CADC or LCADC perferred. Will consider a CADC/LCADC Intern.
Disclosure
Those who disclose they are in recovery must have two years clean time.

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