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North Suffolk Mental Health Association

Location: ChelseaMA 02150 Document ID: AC443-5K4O Posted on: 2019-04-1004/10/2019 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Addictions Specialist - $2,000 sign on bonus

We are looking for an Addictions Specialist for our new Adult Community Clinical Services Program!

As the Addiction Specialist, you will be a member of the Integrated Team of the Adult Community Clinical Services Program. The Addiction Specialist provides leadership and guidance in the team's approach, assessment and treatment planning for persons with substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. The Addiction Specialist helps the team understand addictions and helps the team in its efforts to reduce the harm associated with addictive behaviors.
We are offering a $2,000 sign on bonus
Leads the team in working with persons to understand how substance use and potentially addictive behavior impacts the persons health
Directs the team to develop formulations that address the level of use and potential risk, the current impact of substance use and addictive behavior and the persons' readiness for change.
Works collaboratively with Recovery Coaches to provide teaching and modeling to the teams on addressing substance use concerns.
Provides direct interventions and supports to persons.
Refers, as appropriate, persons to community treatment and support programs.
Provides, as needed, individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services regarding addictions.
Is trained in evidence based practices including SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change model and Harm Reduction.
May provide functions of LPHA in the Integrated Team if person possesses LADC-1 licensure level.
Document each person's progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures.
Carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, through the provision of direct support and rehabilitation services to people on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting people to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
Provide interventions to assigned persons in GLE settings
Education: Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC1) is preferred. LACC-II, CADC and CADC-II may suffice depending on overall experience.

Experience: Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors required. Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with psychiatric disorders preferred. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

Skills: Must have Driver's license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire.

Two Weeks' Vacation per year (Three Weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year

Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution

Employer Paid Life Insurance

403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching

Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

Medical/Dependent Care/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts

Access to Credit Union Banking

Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)

All Team Members have access to the following benefits:

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Discounted Movie Tickets

Comprehensive Training Program

Internal Advancement Opportunities
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