Requisition Number: IA002-ADDSP-H-06-2020-02
Job Title: Addiction Specialist
City: Leon
State: IA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $17.00-$22.00 per hour

Addiction Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team Mental Health Counselor Addictions

Specialist works with team members in collaboration with ACT participants to provide assertive, clinically sound, mental health services. The interventions of the community team are designed to respond to the strengths and needs of adult citizens participating in the ACT program diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness and having met the criteria for participation in the ACT program.

The responsibilities of the team mental health counselor and addictions specialist include; assessment of individuals referred for therapy and the provision of clinical direction for services planning and treatment goals, conducting individual therapy, providing substance abuse evaluation and counseling, utilizing member in vivo experiences to maximize learning and use of skills and developed insights, participation in team and individual case management activities, facilitation of treatment team meetings, discharge planning.

Under the direction of the Program Director/ Team Lead the team clinician(s) will work positively with other staff, local professionals and providers and community members. While adhering to specific procedures and policies, the clinician will assist to empower the adults with serious and persistent mental illness to direct services toward achieving the goals necessary for success and satisfaction in the community.

The CROSS MHDS ACT program will have an office in Knoxville Iowa, and a satellite location in Leon Iowa. The ACT program will support participants residing through the seven counties of the CROSS MHDS Region. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule

Responsibilities/Duties

Provide services at times and locations convenient to clients. 

•              Provide on-call, after-hour support to clients as scheduled.

•              Provide face-to-face services in the client’s home, in public places, wherever necessary.    

•              Utilize Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Stages of Change techniques to engage and provide treatment to clients.

•              Provide clinical treatment for mental health and substance abuse/dependence, incorporating recovery-based, client-centered treatment approaches and harm reduction strategies.

•              Assume lead roles with designated clients. Develop, coordinate, and implement treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for these cases. 

•              Provide relapse prevention training and on-going education as outlined in the treatment plan of clients.

•              Provide and coordinate substance abuse assessment, treatment planning, and service delivery tailored to the individual needs of clients with dual disorders of mental illness and substance abuse.  Assess the ongoing progress toward planned goals and objectives.

•              Assist with medication monitoring of self-administration and medication education    .

•              Provide direct assistance with family of clients in areas such as in-home family education and relationship building.

•              Provide transportation assistance to consumers; including public transportation or use of private vehicle. Assist clients in becoming transportation independent.

•              Assure continuity of care when client is in the hospital, jail, respite, etc

                                   

Required Experience

  1. The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
  2. The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals
  3. Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately
  4. Experience required: 3 yrs of clinical work experience with at least 1 year working with substance abuse.

Required Education

  1. A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Course of study in one of the core behavioral health disciplines or related field including but not limited to psychology, education, counseling, social work, rehabilitation counseling, or general studies with major concentration in a human service related field from an accredited institution.
  2. CADC licensure in the state of Iowa. 

Required Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Course of study in one of the core behavioral health disciplines or related field including but not limited to psychology, education, counseling, social work, rehabilitation counseling, or general studies with major concentration in a human service related field from an accredited institution.
  2. CADC licensure in the state of Iowa. 
  3. The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
  4. The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals
  5. Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately
  6. Experience required: 3 yrs of clinical work experience with at least 1 year working with substance abuse.

Program Summary

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team Mental Health Counselor Addictions

Specialist works with team members in collaboration with ACT participants to provide assertive, clinically sound, mental health services. The interventions of the community team are designed to respond to the strengths and needs of adult citizens participating in the ACT program diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness and having met the criteria for participation in the ACT program

The responsibilities of the team mental health counselor and addictions specialist include; assessment of individuals referred for therapy and the provision of clinical direction for services planning and treatment goals, conducting individual therapy, providing substance abuse evaluation and counseling, utilizing member in vivo experiences to maximize learning and use of skills and developed insights, participation in team and individual case management activities, facilitation of treatment team meetings, discharge planning.

Under the direction of the Program Director/ Team Lead the team clinician(s) will work positively with other staff, local professionals and providers and community members. While adhering to specific procedures and policies, the clinician will assist to empower the adults with serious and persistent mental illness to direct services toward achieving the goals necessary for success and satisfaction in the community.

The CROSS MHDS ACT program will have an office in Knoxville Iowa, and a satellite location in Leon Iowa. The ACT program will support participants residing through the seven counties of the CROSS MHDS Region. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule

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