Addictions Counselor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/12/2018

Address

Jamaica Plain
Massachusetts
United States

Description

Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.a leading Massachusetts human services organization, seeks an Addictions Counselor to provide intensive care coordination for MassHealth / Medicare Members with complex medical and behavioral health needs who are enrolled in One Care.


The Addictions Counselor collaborates with the Health Home team and the clinical staff at Commonwealth Care Alliance to minimize duplicative efforts, promote integrated care, ensure quality and continuity of care. 


We are looking for someone who strives to:

  • Challenge thinking.
  • Be different.
  • Lead change.

Bay Cove is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring. 


What you will do:

  • Outreach to and actively prepare Members to communicate their strengths, hopes, dreams and goals, and engage in a recovery process.
  • Coordinate the completion of the Comprehensive Assessment (CA).
  • Conduct initial and ongoing risk assessment; design personal crisis management plans, relapse prevention and harm reduction strategies with Members who have been identified as behaviorally complex.
  • Contribute SUD expertise to team as related to SUD education, motivational enhancement, appropriate stage of change interventions, and application of evidenced-based substance addiction treatment.
  • Collaborate closely with PCP and other providers to assure appropriate referrals based on level of care needed to optimize outcomes and minimize risk.
  • Communicate and collaborate with CCA teams and serve as a team resource.
  • Support care transitions through collaboration with Member, community provider staff, ICT and hospital staff to ensure a safe discharge plan and a well-coordinated implementation of that plan.
  • Ensure for medication review and reconciliation as triggered by a care transition or by a medication change through an outpatient medical or psychiatric visit.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in human service-related discipline strongly preferred.
  • 5 years experience in co-occurring disorder, HIV/AIDS, or substance addiction services may substitute.
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (LADC II) or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Assistant or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in state of service preferred.
  • Experience working with people with psychiatric disability and/or HIV/AIDS, co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Preference given to bi-lingual/bi-cultural applicants and applicants with lived experience of psychiatric conditions and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Driving License Required? Yes

Benefits

Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, and employee referral bonuses.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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