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Substance Abuse Specialist

Company: Mental Health Partners
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

$21-$22 per Hour Plus Shift DifferentialPurpose:The Substance Abuse Specialist provides direct services to intoxicated and newly sober persons in an inpatient substance abuse facility.Job Summary:To provide direct services and assistance to clients in a milieu environment.Schedules AvailableThursday-Saturday 3pm-1amThursday-Saturday 10pm-8amEssential Functions:Conducts client screening; including client histories, case notes and dischargesAssists with client educationProvides support in the management of the milieu and the work environmentEvaluates crisis situations and escalated behaviors and provides appropriate interventions and supportIntervenes in situations to promote health and recovery face to face contact with clients in order to facilitate progress toward recoveryWorks collaboratively with clients and other pertinent staff to coordinate appropriate careMonitors clients' vital signs and assesses the need for medical or higher level care and coordinates those sources as appropriateMaintains up-to-date clinical records on assigned clientsCompletes documentation of services consistent with clinical and administrative policies and proceduresPromotes and demonstrates MHP's mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance on a day to day basisEffectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the jobOther duties as assignedWhat's in it for You:Medical (Kaiser and Cigna options), dental, vision, FSA, HSA, life, disability, and retirement (with company match) plans.Paid time off, paid holidays, and a comprehensive wellness program.Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion workCompany contribution to student loansEngaged employer who believes you are an important factor in delivering our mission to the community with lots of opportunity to for dialogue with leadersTraining, personal, and professional growth opportunitiesMental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a very generous paid time-off policy (paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal days-off), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and percentage match-up retirement contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.As a condition of employment, you will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination (and any subsequent boosters) and the annual influenza vaccine. Medical exemptions or religious accommodations may be requested.Minimum qualificationsBA degree in a behavioral health field, OR High School diploma and CAS OR unrelated BA with at least one year work experience in the behavioral health field requiredCurrent CPR certification, or ability to obtain CPR certification within 30 days of hireQMAP certification required; if not already certified must become certified within 30 days of hireMust receive the flu shot annuallyRegistration in the State of Colorado DORA database as an approved addictions counselor or mental health licensure is required within 90 days of hireKnowledge/Skills/Abilities:Working knowledge of addictions and their treatmentsAbility to learn and understand program policies and proceduresAbility to make good judgments regarding client related issues of a confidential, legal or medical natureAbility to monitor client vital signsAbility to work with minimal supervisionMust be able to effectively work with other staff, partner agencies and the publicExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skillsMust be able to work effectively with intoxicated clientsExcellent de-escalation and problem solving skillsWorking EnvironmentGeneral office environment and a 24-hour, inpatient substance abuse facilityIncludes working with people in acute distress or crisisMay require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings

Keywords: Mental Health Partners, Aurora , Substance Abuse Specialist, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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