ACT Addictions Specialist
Company: Lower Shore Clinic Inc
Posted on: August 7, 2022
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT(ACT) TEAM ADDICTIONS
1. Personal stability, flexibility, energy and commitment to
working with the chronically mentally ill.
2. Current CPR and First Aid certification; driver's license and
safe driving record; reliable transportation.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4. Bachelor's degree in the Human Services field and/or four years'
experience working with chronically mentally ill clients.
5. Experience in substance abuse counseling is required.
6. Meet credentialing and privileging requirements as set out in
Policy and Procedures.
Using the electronic medical records, input data and following
through seeing services to their completion.
Maintain total confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA law, CARF
accreditation standards and Maryland State Regulations.
Take part in agency sponsored training programs by supervisor's
Assume primary responsibility for a small caseload, generate member
assessments, develop individual rehabilitation plans and document
progress towards achieving goals; other related documentation
Carrying out assignments to fulfill the ACT mission of providing
sanctuary and support to members in the community including but not
limited to: providing specialty expertise to the ACT team in
substance abuse; regular community visitation; face to face and
telephone contacts in accordance with ACT Team's schedule; housing
assignments to teach independent living skills in the areas of
shelter, food, clothing, medications, money, and ADLs; assisting
members to find and maintain housing; job placement and employment
counseling; training in accessing community resources;
transportation; positive role modeling; teaching basic standards of
cleanliness and safety; member assessment and crisis
Participate in agency employee meetings and ACT team meetings as
Take part in a rotation of on-call for the ACT caseload evenings
and weekends as scheduled.
Ensure that all programmatic and physical environment issues are in
accord with agency policies and administrative regulations as
Assist in coordination of services received from other community
Other duties as assigned by the ACT Team Leader.
NARRATIVE: The ACT Team will be the center for information,
documentation, decision-making, and implementation of plans for
individual members on a caseload. It will be responsible for the
goals and strategies that make up the core of an individual
member's program and progress. The ACT team Addictions Specialist
will share the responsibility to carry out the activities designed
to assure ACT mission success on and off site, in groups and
one-to-one contacts, in formal as well as informal situations. The
ACT Addictions Specialist will have primary responsibility for
certain members charts and treatment plans, shared responsibility
for the ACT caseload, and shared responsibility to work out
schedules, coverage, preparation, and implementation of all
activities through a commitment to consensus building and teamwork
AUTHORITY: Position reports to Director of ACT (Lower or Mid-Shore
Region) and receives schedule from same.
CLASSIFICATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS: Regular, full-time position;
exempt from overtime.
Salary Range is $36,000 - $50,000
Keywords: Lower Shore Clinic Inc, Alexandria , ACT Addictions Specialist, Other , Cambridge, Virginia
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