Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Peer Dual Recovery Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Oceanside
    Req No.
    2018-3220
    Category
    Other Specialties
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    The North Coastal Assertive Community Treatment Program provides intensive and all-inclusive case management and outpatient/rehabilitation services to homeless mentally ill individuals, and incorporates a supported housing component. Incumbent will provides education, support, and specific treatments aimed at assisting in clients’ recovery from alcohol and substance abuse disorders from a personal and educational perspective. 

     

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.

     

    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis.

    Position Description

    JOB SUMMARY

     

    As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Peer Dual Recovery Specialist provides education, support, and specific treatments aimed at assisting in clients’ recovery from alcohol and substance abuse disorders from a personal and educational perspective.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides engagement and outreach to current or potential clients and families in the community.
    • Performs screening assessments of clients and presents at team meetings.
    • Provides expertise in the areas of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders to interdisciplinary team.
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients, and families in the community and demonstrates boundaries consistent with professional standards.
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • Primarily provides services in the field, while carrying a small caseload.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Serves as part of the on-call team, fulfilling all work requirements of this program component.
    • Maintains a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and trauma-informed care.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card. Work schedule may include non-traditional hours, including late shift, early shift, weekends, and coverage of after-hours crisis phone.
    • Assists with client transportation in personal vehicle or MHS vehicle as needed.
    • Successfully functions as a team member.
    • Aids in general management of center including running errands as assigned.
    • Completes all assigned duties within the time frame and according to the standards as established by the Program Manager.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment. Reports and/or repairs missing or damaged equipment and supplies.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible.
    • Familiar with and understands Mental Health Systems, Inc. Personnel Policy manual and follows all established personnel policies
    • Follows administrative chain of command.
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and to routinely demonstrate these traits in every day work relationships.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.
    • Provides input towards policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.
    • Reads memos, directives, meeting minutes, and revised policies and procedures as posted.

    Education/Experience Requirements

     QUALIFICATIONS

    • B.A. or A.A. degree preferred.
    • For certification level position, certification must be in a substance abuse treatment field, with two years of experience providing substance abuse and integrated services to individuals with co-occurring disorders.
    • Must have life experience of being in recovery or have had a family member in recovery and be willing to disclose.
    • Training and/or personal experience in substance abuse programs and treatment, relapse prevention, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and 12-Step programs.
    • Knowledge of assessment, diagnosis and treatment techniques with the skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.
    • CCISC principles and Assertive Community Treatment model of service delivery and the ability to implement such services.
    • Cultural and socio-economic factors that inform service provision to persons with psychiatric or dual diagnosis disorders.
    • Behavioral management techniques and crisis intervention skills, and cultural competency relevant to community/communities served.
    • Procedure manuals and an ability to interpret these effectively to staff, family members and community providers. 
    • Bilingual Preferred, Spanish speaking if the position serves Spanish speaking population.
    • Resourcefulness, initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
    • Skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.
    • Utilizes logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with workers in dealing with client needs. 
    • Create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise.
    • Maintain the distinction between therapeutic and social relationships.
    • Maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems.
    • Set priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situations.

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