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Addiction Specialist

Company: Behavioral Health Network
Location: Holyoke
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Lead the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for a forensically focused population!Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as an Addiction Specialist in the PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) program at Behavioral Health Network! **NOTICE**In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHNs Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility. Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the PACT program with the following:
Providing community-based services within the PACT Forensic model of care, including therapy, medication administration, assistance with ADLs, and care coordination.
Monitoring, assisting, and encouraging independence, competency, and decision-making in daily living activities.
Providing assessment and treatment of individuals with substance abuse/dependence and comprehensive risk/crisis evaluations, taking appropriate actions to keep individuals and others safe.
Providing comprehensive Substance Use Evaluations with Recovery Plans and recommendations based on sound judgment.
Providing outreach services to individuals served in their homes, hospitals, and other community settings.
Consulting with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process, as appropriate.
Facilitating dual diagnosis recovery group and connecting individuals with other resources including AA, NA, Detox, and methadone/suboxone treatment.
Maintaining direct service productivity as established by the PACT program.
Completing documentation including initial assessments, treatment plans & reviews, progress notes, financial management plans, and health and medication-related documents to assigned caseload.
Providing safe and timely transportation in own vehicle for medical appointments, recreational activities, shopping, errands, etc., as needed.
Serving as primary case manager for assigned caseload as required by supervisor.
Who are we?The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program is a highly integrated outreach and 24/7 residential program that helps individuals meet their goals and reduce hospitalizations. PACT provides clinical wraparound support in the community and in our group residential program to perpetuate recovery and wellness for the individuals served. The PACT team is forensic-focused and designed to reduce arrests and incarcerations.Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities. Reasons to work with BHN:
Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
You will be able to change a persons life
You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available
What are we looking for in an Addiction Specialist?
Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration of individuals served.
Bachelors Degree in related field and/or CADC (required).
Maintains professional licensure and completes the required amount of clinical education hours.
Obtaining and maintaining MAP certification within introductory period of employment.
At least six months of experience in human services (preferred).
Willingness and ability to treat challenging and diverse client populations, including a forensic population.
Cultural competence in supporting clients with a variety of different cultural backgrounds.
Working knowledge of community resources, and how to help clients access them.
Willingness to work with individuals who are forensically involved within the Sequential Intercept model.
Valid driver's license and a reliable car available for work purposes (required).
How do I apply to be an Addiction Specialist?If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on Browse All Jobs to apply! BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
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Keywords: Behavioral Health Network, Springfield , Addiction Specialist, Other , Holyoke, Massachusetts

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