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Substance Use Specialist CASAC Forensic ACT Team

Company: The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employme
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

CASES keeps people out of jail and prison by engaging them in effective services that help them achieve success in the community. We specialize in serving youth and young adults and people with behavioral health needs. CASES is a leading New York City provider of alternatives to incarceration, a key solution for a fairer criminal justice system. This is an important time at CASES. New York City is on track to create a smaller, safer, and fairer criminal justice system. Working at CASES is more than a job. It is an opportunity to promote justice for New Yorkers with access to high-quality and evidence-based court services.

Location : Brooklyn

Reports to: ACT Team Leader

All applicants must comply with CASES/NYC's vaccination policy. Individuals selected for employment cannot begin working until they provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine) or submit and gain approval for a Medical or Religious Exemption. Individuals approved for exemption must submit weekly PCR test results.

We believe that in-person operations are the best way to serve our clients, both directly and through essential operational support. This job requires work in our offices and/or in the community.

Job Description
Complete the ACT comprehensive assessment and lead the assessment of the addiction related components of the assessment
Identify the treatment services consumers should receive in ACT based on severity of substance use diagnosis, stage of change and immediate needs and recommend treatment objectives for the consumer's service plan
During the assessment obtains information: a) to establish the degree of risk for substance use and associated harmful behaviors, and interventions required to promote progress towards recovery, and b) lead the ACT team in daily meetings and weekly clinical meetings around addiction issues and incorporate findings into service plans
Build in review and evaluation points, and modify the service plan in the light of feedback from recipients and relevant others
Develop comprehensive service plans and 6-month service plan reviews in collaboration with the consumer and the consumer's support system
Run weekly Relapse Prevention group
Involve family and significant others in the consumer's treatment with the ACT team
Complete 6-month comprehensive assessment, crisis intervention and relapse prevention plans, progress notes and other significant data
Provide individual mental health, relapse prevention, harm reduction and substance abuse counseling based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral responses to mental illness and substance abuse
Work effectively with the consumer's support system, education and vocational training providers, and self-help groups providing services to ACT consumers. Link consumers to self-help recovery groups
Complete at least 68 face-to-face treatment contacts in the community each month
Direct standards for toxicology screens, along with team psychiatrist and in accordance with Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) orders
Assess and provide supports to consumer to address needs for problem- solving, wellness self-management, housing, income support, education and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care.
Act as an advocate and liaison for consumers in securing emergency detox and rehabilitation care, and other community supports that promote integrated dual disorder treatment
Evaluate, on a continuing basis, use of services and expected outcomes
Involve family, significant others, and housing providers in treatment
Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis
Serve as a member of the First Responder Cohort as outlined in CASES' First Responder Policy and Procedures
Provide 80 percent of treatment contacts in the community

Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies and practice

CASAC preferred
At least two years of experience working in human services with individuals with serious mental illness and those with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders
Experience understanding various evidence-based models and theories pertaining to trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, stage-wise approach to treatment of substance abuse and serious mental illness
Highly organized and self-motivated
Knowledge utilizing electronic health record and/or databases. Knowledge of Foothold AWARDS is preferred.

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience

CASES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASES is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital, military, or citizenship status. We also actively recruit individuals with prior involvement in the criminal justice system. Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

Keywords: The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employme, New York , Substance Use Specialist CASAC Forensic ACT Team, Other , Brooklyn, New York

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