Substance Abuse Specialist (ACTT) - Durham, NC
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Durham, NC

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This is a Fulltime position.

Location Durham, NC

Qualifications Must hold a Master’s Degree in a human services field and be a Qualified Professional (QP).
Must be certified as a CCS, LCAS, or LCAS-A.
Must have a minimum of one year experience providing substance abuse counseling and/or has advanced education that involved field training in providing substance abuse services.
Valid NC Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance with good driving record is required.
Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders is desirable.
Possess excellent communication and written skills.

Responsibilities Conduct comprehensive substance abuse assessments considering the relationship between substance use and mental health.
Assesses, tracks, and documents the individual’s stages of change readiness and stages of treatment.
Uses outreach and Motivational Interviewing techniques to work with individual’s in earlier stages of change readiness.
Facilitates access to 12-step groups and other community supports.
Uses cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention to work with individuals in later stages of change readiness.
Ensures that the team’s approaches are consistent with the individual’s stages of change readiness.
Facilitates the Person Centered Planning process for individual’s as assigned.
Serves as a consultant and educator to fellow ACT team members on the topic of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) and Motivational Interviewing.
Provide structured face-to-face scheduled therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: adaptive, communication, personal care, domestic, psychosocial, problem solving, etc. in preventing, overcoming, or managing the recipient’s level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.
Provides psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination.
Meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.
Prepare and submit documentation accurately and on time.
Participate in peer review.
Ensure incident reports are prepared and submitted on time.
Prepare and present documentation for utilization review.
Create, update, and submit Person Centered Plans (PCP) for utilization review.
Assist in training new employees.
Complete required training within prescribed timeframes.
Successfully participate in the DMH approved ACTT training.
Ability to work flexible schedule as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Contact Information Justin Turner; Fax: 919-226-0026 or

Posted: 4/15/13

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