The Behavioral Health provides the following: psychotherapy and substance abuse assessments and treatment with patients; intervenes when referrals are needed, facilitate therapy sessions, as well as group sessions utilizing an evidence based model of group treatment or methodology used by CCHOPE. Provides necessary referrals for behavioral health treatment, along with HIV education to clients in CCHOPE. The provider will be stationed in clinics to provide appropriate support and education on behavioral health and HIV, therefore reducing the risk of spreading HIV via abstinence and behavioral change. The interventions will also promote enhanced medical treatment interventions by stopping the negative effects of chemical use.
Performs clinical assessments, and documentation; familiarizes self with aforementioned standards.
Provides direct treatment services to clients, their families and/or significant others.
Discuss risk reduction activities with significant others
Provides services to clients according to internal standards
Responsible for facilitating groups and providing mental health and substance abuse services with patients engaged in care including the corrections/continuity care programs as directed by supervisor.
Maintains resource list of community services related to treatment programs, shelters, housing, state and federal entitlements, HIV/Chemical Dependency counseling, Halfway and Quarter-Way Houses and HIV/Chemical dependency support groups. Makes appropriate referrals for BHCS clients and follow-up to ensure continuity of substance abuse treatment.
Documents all activities as require by regulatory agencies and supervisor, including internal tracking forms, DARTS, meal tickets, transportation sheets, food voucher sheets and other tracking as required, in addition to standard charting in patient charts.
Participates in and/or conducts in-service training as required or recommended via supervisor session and as required for IAODAPCA certification; provides educational sessions for clients including preparation for lectures and psycho educational groups.
Participates in all clinical and administrative meetings; others as assigned.
Provides management and coordination of care for patients receiving medication assisted treatment of substance addictions.
Knowledge and applicable use of both the Title 42 CFR and DASA 2060.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Associate Director or Designee.
Master’s Degree from an accredited school required. Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Counselor required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor pending within 1 year of hire. CADC, MISA or IAODAPCA certification required. Medical Assisted Addictions Treatment Professional Certification required (MAATP). Two years or more of substance abuse counseling experience required; Two years or more experience administering Buprenorphine or other substance assistance medication. Five years or more experience working with persons with HIV or other chronic illness required; must have strong computer skills; travel between multiple sites a possibility; professional liability insurance coverage required. Bilingual (Spanish and English) a plus.