• *SIGN ON Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC I)

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/17/2018 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1232
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinicians & Therapists
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $50,000.00/Yr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $50,000.00/Yr.
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    The Substance Abuse Counselor at BAMSI will provide direct intervention with Persons Served to conduct comprehensive assessments, treatment plans and clinical interventions. Provide modeling and supervision for direct care staff. Provide on-call coverage through established rotation. Provide coordination of crisis intervention, as needed.

     

    The Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) Program Director Provides administrative and clinical leadership, supervision and direction to the ACCS Integrated Team/Supervised Group Living Environments (GLE’s).

     

    The ACCS is DMH's reconfigured service model set to strengthen and improve behavioral health care for DMH adults who live in or are transitioning to the community. The ACCS will replace Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) and will deliver evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model.

     

    Must be a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC I), have competency with medical and psychiatric monitoring and consultation and coordination for persons, experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness and possess a valid driver's license in state of residence and own means of transportation.  (Through the Pathways to Licensure process, DMH may approve the substitution of the CADC series and the LADCII for the LADC I credential for the substance abuse counselor position. If this substitution is approved, employees with CADC series and LADC II credentials are not eligible to function as a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA).  DMH will approve an application for substitution of the CADC or LADC II credentials for the duration of the employee’s tenure in the substance abuse counselor position. )

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
      • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
      • 11 paid holidays
      • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties: Provide direct intervention with Persons Served to conduct comprehensive assessments, treatment plans and clinical interventions.  Provide modeling and supervision for direct care staff. Provide on-call coverage through established rotation.  Provide coordination of crisis intervention, as needed.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    1. Utilize recovery principals in partnership with Persons and members of the Integrated Teams to improve Persons’ health and wellness; achieve symptom stabilization and self-management; develop and/or restore skills impacted by their mental illness; live a self-directed life; and strive to reach their full potential.
    2. Ensure that a culture of quality is maintained by using evidence-based and other best practices within the services being provided.
    3. Provide the staff and persons served with a vision about the importance and inevitability of achieving goals through the recovery process.
    4. Increase the level of involvement and decision-making by persons served in their treatment planning and in service delivery.
    5. Enhance efforts to encourage and provide services in regard to physical and emotional wellness.
    6. Provide direct interventions and supports to Persons; address the consequences of alcohol and drug use regardless of Stage of Change and support readiness, relapse prevention and long-term recovery.
    7. Anticipate issues of risk and attend to crisis or emergency situations by intervening immediately with appropriate clinical/medical treatment and/or supervision.
    8. Facilitate the comprehensive assessment process.
    9. Implement BAMSI’s process for screening, assessing, and reassessing substance use, addiction risk and addiction treatment needs.
    10. Oversee the development, implementation, review and revision of the treatment planning and service delivery process.
    11. Coordinate treatment and services with all Persons’ Served Care Coordination Entities and behavioral and physical health providers.
    12. In collaboration with Site Managers, provide clinical supervision to direct care staff.
    13. Ensure compliance with organizational policies, contracts and funding source requirements as they relate to health and safety.
    14. Assume rotating on-call responsibilities as assigned.
    15. Ensure compliance with licensing and accreditation standards as well as local, state and federal regulations relative to the medical areas and medication in assigned programs.
    16. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor.
    17. Perform duties to reflect agency policies and procedures.
    18. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.

    Qualifications

    • Must be a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC I).
    • Through the Pathways to Licensure process, DMH may approve the substitution of the CADC series and the LADCII for the LADC I credential for the substance abuse counselor position. If this substitution is approved, employees with CADC series and LADC II credentials are not eligible to function as a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA).  DMH will approve an application for substitution of the CADC or LADC II credentials for the duration of the employee’s tenure in the substance abuse counselor position.
    • Competency with medical and psychiatric monitoring; and, consultation and coordination for Persons.
    • Experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and own means of transportation required.
    • Preference given to candidates with lived experience and fluency in languages prevalent in Southeastern MA.

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