Case Manager I/II - Detox
Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA

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Community Healthlink’s (CHL) Detox , acute inpatient substance abuse treatment services, providers 24 hour nursing care and observation for clients that are detoxing from drugs and alcohol.

The length of stay varies per client, though the average is 4 to 6 days for the detoxification program. An aftercare plan is developed for everyone who completes the program, and clients are offered help with aftercare placement and treatment.

Community Healthlink’s detoxification program has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It commended the detoxification program for adopting a “ continuous quality improvement focus ” and for integrating case management into the clinical process, “ resulting in the formulation of thorough and comprehensive transition plans ” for its clients.

CHL’s detoxification program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health .

Inpatient detoxification services include:
Medical monitoring for acute alcohol/drug intoxication.
Potentially severe withdrawal syndrome and related medical problems.
24 hour nursing care and observation.
Biopsychosocial assessment and treatment planning.
Intensive aftercare planning and referrals.
Daily individual and group counseling.
Nicotine replacement therapy.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with treatment team to provide comprehensive intakes and assessments to include clinical, legal and additional support service needs for clients.
Develops an appropriate comprehensive and appropriate aftercare plans while working with clients and members of multi-service team providers.
Conduct outreach activities at appropriate referral sites.
Work closely with other providers to receive referrals.
Conduct admissions interviews and initial assessments for review by Program Coordinator or Clinical Team.
Assist clients in engaging next level of services.
Coordinate and provide transportation as needed.
Participates in daily multidisciplinary team to discuss client issues.
Make referrals and assist clients with transition to behavioral treatment providers including outpatient services, residential placement and self-help groups.
Maintain statewide referral database.
Lead at least two skill developments, educational or recreational group per week as assigned.
Attend program staff and clinical team meetings, supervision, trainings and all other required program meetings.
Document treatment relevant information in charts (progress notes); assessments, follow up interviews, case conferences, behavioral issues on the unit, coordination with other agencies or programs, referrals, clinical team treatment decisions, discharges and others.
Perform all other duties as required.

Case manager I - HSD/GED required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Case manager II - Bachelor’s Degree required; degree and/or course work in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.
Certification in addictions counseling or minimum of 1 (one) year of experience in field required.
Current valid US-issued driver’s license and ability to provide registered and insured automobile for work related purposes.
Knowledge of the Massachusetts continuum of care for substance abuse.
Understanding of addiction and recovery.
Desire to serve others required.
Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.
Preference will be given to those with experience in social services and/or working with program’s population.
All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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