Mental Health Partners Substance Abuse Specialist LEAD in United States

Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, and a competitive salary

MHP application and background check required

Hours are Wednesday - Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm and supervision & trainings

MHP pays an evening differential from 3:30pm-11:30pm of 10%

and an overnight differential from 11:30pm-7:30am of 20%

If selected as a provider for this clinical service position, you will be required to provide proof of education and transcripts (and proof of licensure, if applicable) and pass all required background checks prior to hire. You will also be required to complete MHP’s credentialing process and attend new hire orientation/training before you will be able to begin work.

Purpose:

The Substance Abuse Specialist, Lead provides and supervises direct substance use treatment services on assigned shift in an inpatient substance use facility, including intakes, evaluations, treatment planning, counseling and follow-up services for intoxicated and newly sober persons.

Job Summary:

The Substance Abuse Specialist, Lead is a lead position that provides direct substance use services to clients as well as supervises Substance Abuse Specialists.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts client intakes and evaluations, including treatment planning, client histories, case notes, follow-up serivces and discharges

  • Provides shift supervision for the detox unit during assigned shift, including communicating with law enforcement, hospitals and phone inquiries and provides guidance to other shift employees as necessary

  • Conducts educational programs for clients, their families and the public

  • Evaluates crisis situations and escalated behaviors and provides appropriate interventions and support

  • Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, workshops, classes and in-service programs

  • Monitors clients’ vital signs and assesses the need for medical or higher level care and coordinates those sources as appropriate

  • Completes documentation of services and treatment plans consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures

  • Promotes and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance on a day to day basis

  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.

  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators

  • Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct on a day to day basis

  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.

  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job

  • Other duties as assigned

Specialized Duties:

  • n/a

Supervisory Duties:

  • Provides individual and group supervision to Substance Abuse Specialists to ensure high quality, effective and efficient services as well as accurate and timely documentation

  • Demonstrates awareness, support and appreciation for cultural and diversity issues

  • Responsible for hiring, developing staff and providing coaching and feedback to deliver effective service to customers

  • Leads regular staff meetings to promote team work, sustain an aligned and energized work force, promote communication and provide team direction

  • Motivates and values staff around performance excellence, professional development and participation in important MHP meetings and committees

  • May assist Program Manager with recommendations and management of program budget

  • Responsible for cost-effective utilization of MHP resources

  • Establishes and clarifies expectations, provides on-going coaching and feedback and administers the annual performance review process with employees

  • Manages performance concerns as applicable under the direction of the program manager

  • Regularly assesses staff and provides appropriate training to assure solid job performance

  • Identifies training needs and provides/arranges training on relevant topics necessary to an effective and efficient functioning of team

Education/Experience/License/Certification

  • CAC II or III certification (with HS degree/GED) required OR BA degree in a human services field required

  • At least one year detox or relevant substance abuse work experience required

  • At least 6 months pervious supervisory experience preferred

  • Current CPR certification, or ability to obtain CPR certification within 30 days of hire

  • QMAP certification required; if not already certified must become certified within 60 days of hire

  • Must receive the flu shot annually

  • Registration in the State of Colorado DORA database as an approved addictions counselor designations or mental health licensure is required within 90 days of hire

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of addictions and their treatments

  • Ability to learn and understand program policies and procedures

  • Ability to make good judgments regarding client related issues of a confidential, legal or medical nature

  • Ability to monitor client vital signs

  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision

  • Must be able to supervise other staff

  • Ability to present educational materials to groups

  • Must be able to effectively work with other staff, partner agencies and the public

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to work effectively with intoxicated clients

  • Excellent de-escalation and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting and with a larger treatment team

  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and ability to learn new tools as needed

  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed

  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Working Environment

  • General office environment

  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions

  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis

  • May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings

Education/Experience/License/Certification

  • CAC II or III certification (with HS degree/GED) required OR BA degree in a human services field required

  • At least one year detox or relevant substance abuse work experience required

  • At least 6 months pervious supervisory experience preferred

  • Current CPR certification, or ability to obtain CPR certification within 30 days of hire

  • QMAP certification required; if not already certified must become certified within 60 days of hire

  • Must receive the flu shot annually

  • Registration in the State of Colorado DORA database as an approved addictions counselor designations or mental health licensure is required within 90 days of hire

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of addictions and their treatments

  • Ability to learn and understand program policies and procedures

  • Ability to make good judgments regarding client related issues of a confidential, legal or medical nature

  • Ability to monitor client vital signs

  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision

  • Must be able to supervise other staff

  • Ability to present educational materials to groups

  • Must be able to effectively work with other staff, partner agencies and the public

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to work effectively with intoxicated clients

  • Excellent de-escalation and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting and with a larger treatment team

  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and ability to learn new tools as needed

  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed

  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Working Environment

  • General office environment

  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions

  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis

  • May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings