Non-profit social service agency seeks certified and experienced substance abuse counselors to conduct screening and assessments; coordinate placements into residential treatment; create and maintain client charts in compliance with regulatory agencies and funders; and provide coordinated case management with community treatment providers. This position will staff an innovative new program, the Alameda 1st Step Call Center, where-in people seeking residential substance abuse treatment can be screened over the phone, and in person, for clinically based determination of placement into appropriate treatment modality.
Under the Supervision of the Program Manager, the Assessment Specialist will conduct scheduling, assessments, referrals, placements, follow-up and case management aspects of the project. Through the daily operational supervision of project activities, the Assessment Specialist ensures that contractual obligations and requirements are met and that performance objectives and standards are maintained at all levels in the delivery of assessments, referrals, placement and community-based case management services of the project. Additionally, in coordination with the assigned Program Manager, Assessment Specialist serves as the liaison(s) to Alameda County BHCS, Community-Based service providers.
Conduct screening and assessments for substance abuse treatment, via phone and in-person.
Make referrals for placement in residential substance abuse treatment and provide follow-up case management services
Maintaining participant files and documentation of services
Coordinating community services
Collecting and analyzing participant data
Conducting monitoring and case management visits with treatment providers and clients
Engaging in ongoing communication with program participants, treatment staff, and program management.
Possessing a current Substance Abuse Counseling Certification from a State of California Accredited Institution is necessary;
Demonstrated experience working with substance abuse populations in a treatment or case management environment is necessary;
Experience conducting substance abuse treatment assessments, screening and placement into appropriate treatment modalities, ideally utilizing ASAM Placement Criteria.
Experience with substance abuse treatment models and an understanding of treatment modalities is expected;
Knowledge of community resources and services is preferred;
Must possess a valid driver's license.
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