20 May

Substance Abuse Specialist Iii Jobs Vacancy in Path Los Angeles

Position
Substance Abuse Specialist Iii
Company
Path
Location
Los Angeles CA
Opening
20 May, 2018 29 days ago

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Substance Abuse Specialist Iii Jobs Vacancy in Path Los Angeles Jobs Details:

Summary:

The Substance Use Disorder Specialist will work with Veterans as part of the HUD VASH intensive case management program. Case management is recovery oriented and integrates evidenced based practices to assist individuals with long-term housing sustainability. The Substance Use Disorder Specialist works as part of a team with Veterans to address any barriers towards permanent housing and community integration.

This includes completing a substance use assessment using harm reduction model and helping to identify positive interventions to improve the Veteran’s quality of life. Through motivational interviewing and the Substance Use Disorder Specialist helps increase opportunities and linkages to community resources to decrease social isolation while addressing behavioral health and substance abuse needs throughout the process. The Substance Use Disorder Specialist is responsible for collaborating with the Veteran and the team to develop a comprehensive Individualized Care Plan (ISP) with Veterans upon intake to identify needed services and goals and direct care coordination while the Veteran is in the program. The Substance Use Disorder Specialist follows established low barrier guidelines to create a safe and stable environment for Veterans entering the program. The Substance Use Disorder Specialist makes referrals as needed to harm reduction programs, accompanies Veterans to appointments as requested and ensures Veterans have access to supportive services as identified in the Individual Service Plan (individual and group counseling, AA/NA Meetings, family counseling, etc.).

Responsibilities:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Supportive Services

  • Perform initial comprehensive substance use assessment; develop a plan of intervention that addresses on-going case management services, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and coordination of needed community services.
  • Develop individualized care plan in collaboration with team and Veteran addressing short term and long term goals. Provide on-going case management support to assess progress and ensure treatment plan outcomes are met or changed as needed.
  • Meet at least weekly with Veterans to provide therapeutic supportive case management services addressing functional and substance use barriers as needed to help clients obtain and maintain housing.
  • Conduct crisis and suicide risk assessment, provide appropriate interventions as needed and consult with LCSW supervisor, complete critical incident reporting with 24 hours as required per contract and PATH policies.
  • Provide crisis intervention services focused on enhancing the clients’ ability to independently problem solve, utilize effective coping skills, and manage and self -coordinate own care.
  • Provide intentional case management supports that move the client from a high intensive level of service to a more independent, recovery focused level of service as appropriate.
  • Utilize evidence based practices in service delivery such as intensive case management, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction.
  • Support Veterans who have difficulty with sobriety in making safer choices (ex. Needle exchange).

Documentation

  • Maintain documentation standards as set forth by the program contract and PATH policies.
  • Complete progress notes on every face to face/ telephone contact with client or collateral contact within 24 hours.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience providing substance use case management services in a non-profit, for profit, government or public service environment.
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards.
  • Homeless services, case management, mental health and permanent supportive housing experience preferred.
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Ability to provide PATH after hours telephone coverage on a rotating basis as needed.
  • Must possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals who present for services with urgent multiple case management and health needs.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment.
  • Ability to provide community and in-home based services on a regular basis.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated self- starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects/ tasks simultaneously in a high pressure environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
  • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
  • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
  • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $21.64 to $28.85 /hour

Experience:

  • Substance Abuse Couseling: 1 year
  • Mental Health: 2 years
  • Non-Profit or Government: 2 years
  • Homeless Services: 2 years

Education:

  • Bachelor's

Location:

  • Los Angeles, CA 90028

License:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)


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