Assertive Community Treatment Intensive Outreach Needs (ACTION) Central, a hybrid integrated program, provides permanent supportive housing integrated with Assertive Community Treatment plus Intensive Outreach Needs services for homeless adults (18 years of age or older) in San Diego’s Central and North Central regions. The ACTION program offers treatment services to homeless adults with a Serious Mental Illness or co-occurring diagnosis, and Drug Medi-Cal certified Alcohol and Other Drug treatment recovery services to homeless adults who have a primary diagnosis of a Substance Use Disorder. Services include housing outreach, management/engagement of sponsor-based rental subsidies, and treatment recovery services.
Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
For 40 years, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”.
The Dual Recovery Specialist Bilingual provides substance abuse education and relapse prevention strategies, and implements social model interventions in the milieu. The Dual Recovery Specialist is knowledgeable about abstinence-based as well as harm reduction strategies, and understands the interactions between psychiatric illness and substance abuse. Specialist promotes higher levels of wellness, stability and quality of life, assists in the prevention of acute psychiatric or substance abuse relapses, and assists the client to lessen the debilitating effects of substance abuse and mental disorders. Dual Recovery Specialist utilizes best practices in psychiatric, substance abuse, prevocational, nursing, and social skills and illness management techniques with a strengths-based approach—consistent with principles of CCISC and Assertive Community Treatment. Incumbent also provides case management services and serve as liaison with Probation, where applicable.