ACT Recovery Specialist/Service Coordinator


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $42,000.00
Maximum: $48,000.00
Details: Salary dependent on education and experience

Published:

05/14/2018

Address

101 Q Street, NE
Suite G
Washington
DC
20002
United States

Description

Pathways to Housing DC is an innovative agency based in the heart of Washington, D.C. We believe that housing is a basic human right, and that without housing people are unable to address their mental health disorders, addictions, and other life stressors. We provide each person entering our program their own apartment, without requiring treatment compliance or sobriety as a prerequisite. We then provide each person with intensive support services to help them stay housed and begin their journey to recovery.

Our agency is growing and we are looking for social workers and other helping professionals to work as ACT Recovery Specialists on our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. The ACT team provides flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the stability, recovery and community reintegration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

The Service Coordinator works in collaboration with the trans-disciplinary team (including Psychiatrist, nurses, addictions counselors, and peers) and provides ACT services for all clients on the team in a compassionate and responsible manner. All services consumers are consumer-driven and recovery-focused.

Successful Service Coordinators are flexible and patience, work well in a fast-paced environment, and are independent thinkers.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with client in the formulation of an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) that is reviewed and modified with client on a regular basis;
  • Provide outreach, case management, counseling, advocacy, and other needed services to clients in any environment including: the streets, shelters, jails, hospitals, apartments, office, etc;
  • Provide individually tailored services to each client in the following areas: housing, school, training & work opportunities, activities of daily living, health, wellness self-management, relapse prevention, money management & entitlements, medication support, self help & empowerment, problem solving, family life & social relationships and integrated treatment for substance abuse;
  • Maintain written and computerized records compile reports and complete other program documentation (e;g;, progress notes, incident reports, on-call logs, letters, psychosocial assessments);
  • Organize and participate in social activities with clients in the community;
  • Coordinate and monitor referrals to community services and advocate client participation;
  • Lead groups, workshops, and in-services on topics such as substance abuse, safe sex, domestic violence, etc;
  • Work effectively and constructively as part of a team;
  • Utilize evidenced based practices;
  • Participate in on-call rotation;
  • Perform related work as assigned;

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2 years experience in mental health services/human services;
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations;
  • Career experience in social services, supported housing, or with persons with disabilities;
  • Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus;
  • Driver's license and vehicle required.

Benefits

Pathways offers a benefit package that includes generous paid leave and medical, dental and vision benefits.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


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