Be a key team member in the service planning for clients with dual disorders
Provide integrated wrap around treatment to clients who have co-occurring substance abuse disorder and/or concern
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
The Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) provides integrated wrap around treatment to ACCS clients who have co-occurring substance abuse disorder and/or concern. The LADC is a key team member in the service planning for clients with co-occurring substance abuse. Core services include: conducting substance use assessments that considers the relationship between substance use and mental health; assessing and tracking individuals’ stages of change readiness and stages of treatment; using outreach and motivational interviewing techniques; using cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention; and applying treatment approaches consistent with consumers' stage of change readiness. The licensed substance abuse counselor is a key team member in the service planning for consumers with dual disorders. The licensed substance abuse counselor performs the following functions: modeling skills and consultation; cross-training to other staff on the team to help them develop dual disorders assessment and treatment skills; attending all daily team meetings; and attending all treatment planning meetings for consumers with dual disorders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conducts screening, assessing and reassessing for substance abuse, risk, and treatment needs; Assessment will also be conducted for other addictions such as food, gambling, etc.
- Assess and track clients’ stages of change and stages of treatment readiness;
- Conducts outreaches utilizing evidence based practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention; consistent with clients' stage of change and/or readiness;
- The LADC will work collaboratively with persons served to understand how addiction and/or substance impact all areas of life;.
- LADC will address the level of use and potential risk, the current impact of substances of addictive behaviors, and the client’s readiness for change;
- Addressing consequences of use regardless of stages of change and supporting readiness, relapse prevention and long-term recovery;
- Implement strategies such as screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment (SBIRT), stages of change model, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction, MAT, seeking safety, DRA, and the trauma recovery and empowerment model;.
- The LADC will provide community based resources for any addiction and/or substance abuse related concerns and/or consequences as needed by the person served;.
- The LADC will report to the Lead Recovery Coach on a daily basis to seek guidance, supervision and support in their cases.
Three (3) years experience as a substance abuse counselor; Addictions/Substance Abuse Certification required or must be working towards such.
In addition to education/training requirements, must have at least one year experience working with the adult mentally ill population; Lived experience and ability to use that experience to serve others, preferred; Experience assessing substance abuse and mental health disorders; Knowledge of recovery resources; Experience with diverse populations; Experience facilitating groups and recovery-based activities; Must possess good organizational skills, effective written, verbal, and computer skills.
Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles; Must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; Must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position; Must be flexible with hours to meet needs of Persons, Natural Supports, and ACCS Program. Bilingual skills a plus.
Date posted: 6/2/2020
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780
The ACCS program delivers evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model to promote:
- Active engagement and assertive outreach to prevent homelessness;
- Clinical coverage 24/7/365 days a year
- Consistent assessment and treatment planning
- Risk assessment, crisis planning and prevention
- Skill building and symptom management,
- Behavioral and physical health monitoring and support
- Addiction treatment support;
- Family engagement;
- Peer support and recovery coaching
- Reduced reliance on emergency departments, hospitals and other institutional levels of care.