Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Medical & Health
KENNETH YOUNG CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION & POSTING
PART-TIME MISA SERVICES SPECIALIST
Job Scope: To offer mental health clients with substance use disorders the potential for a recovery-based lifestyle. Provide center-wide MISA assessment and group recovery services while actively participating as a member of the Adult Recovery Team. Service offerings include substance abuse assessment, Illness education, resources/referrals to appropriate level of SA care and skill building focused on patterns of addictive use and behaviors, relapse prevention, and assisting clients to build and utilize healthy community based support systems.
Essential Functions: The work environment characteristics, responsibilities, and competencies described here are representative of those an employee encounters and is required to perform while meeting the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
I. Primary Responsibilities
A. Clinical Responsibilities
Complete substance abuse assessments to determine the severity of use and level of care needed
Provide recovery based MISA group services to clients presenting with mental health and substance abuse diagnosis
Provide regular consultation to medical and clinical agency staff to assist with treatment planning and provision of services to clients demonstrating active or prior substance abuse behaviors
Provide direct service and care coordination for a case load of adult clients living with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders
Lead/co-lead on-site groups targeting acquisition of skills that support and/or sustain client recovery
Actively participate in team consultation, operations and planning meetings
Promote family, partner or significant other participation in care whenever possible and clinically appropriate
Work cooperatively with other Center units to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams
B. Administrative and Performance Requirements
Meet with Supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision, to plan and develop MISA services and for performance evaluation
Meet or exceed productivity target estimated at 60–65% billable service depending on specialty area and number of group hours
Meet agency standards for timely billing by completing all direct service documentation within the week the service is provided
Complete required assessments, treatment plans, and other documentation in an accurate, compliant and timely manner
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures
Submit, in a timely and accurate fashion, reports and data as required by the Center’s policies and procedures
II. General Competencies
Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (customers)
Exhibit high quality work
Be a productive member of the staff
Take the initiative to act on own
Use excellent judgment
Make use of supervision
Contribute to development of a culture of care
III. Core Competencies
Ability to analyses and interpret clinical and SA information
Ability to prepare written reports that will inform and guild care decisions for the MISA population
Provide individual planning and orientation sessions and group counseling services for MISA clients
Relationship building skills
Practice Emotional Intelligence with clients and staff
IV. Special Competencies
Demonstrate knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations
Demonstrate knowledge of Substance Abuse and MISA issues, differential treatment approaches and interventions
Act as a resource/consultant to co-workers on Substance Abuse assessment, treatment approaches/interventions, and treatment issues.
Ability to establish rapport, systematically gather data, determine the client’s readiness for treatment and change
Ability to screen for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms, aggression or danger to others, potential for self-inflicted harm or suicide, and coexisting behavioral health problems.
V. Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
VI. Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, use eyes to see and scan the environment
The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms; bend or stoop as necessary.
Employee is occasionally required to carry, move, or transport health records or other objects weighing as much as 25lbs while conducting group and individual therapy sessions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather and road conditions.
The employee is required to travel by automobile between sites as often as weekly as well as occasional meetings/trainings in and around KYC’s catchment area
VIII. Education and Experience
Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University in Social Work, Psychology or closely related discipline
1-2 years of supervised experience in providing group and individual MISA services
Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of substance abuse assessment and evidenced-based services for the MISA client in group treatment
IX. Chain of Authority
Reports to the Manager of Adult Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Part Time, Hourly, 15-25 hours per week
Must work a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend availability to respond to client demands
Timekeeping – Accurately record hours worked in the electronic timekeeping system (on a daily basis when possible) in accordance with the timekeeping policy and practice.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position as PDF attachments to email@example.com
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those... with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities.We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience