Substance Abuse Specialist-Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)

Recruiter
Continuum of Care
Location
New Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 21, 2016
Closes
Sep 23, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

This is a collaborative project with the Connecticut Mental Health Center. The ACT Team utilizes a person-center, recovery-Based approach that provides services for people diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, through; (1) assertive outreach; (2) mental health and peer support services; (3) vocational assistance; (4) education concerning family issues; and (5) information to develop wellness skills. Services are provided by mobile, multi-disciplinary teams in community settings. Position Summary - Services as a resource to other ACT team members regarding substance abuse approaches. Must have knowledge related to substance abuse and with clients who have co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse problems. Must have knowledge of principles of harm reduction and motivational enhancement, strong clinical engagement skills, and will carry a case load; maintaining responsibility to clinical and case management activities with assigned clients.EOE Requirements Master's Degree with 3 years' experience and a Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor. Additional certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration preferred. This is a full-time position Monday through Friday with flexible hours 8:30-4:30 and10:30-6:30.

Company Description:

Continuum is a private not-for-profit agency located in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1966, our fundamental mission is to provide comprehensive residential support, housing development, acute services, and home healthcare services that enable persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities to live as fully and independently in the community as possible. EOE