Under the general supervision of the Program Director or designee, and the guidelines provided by the NYS OMH functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team with shared caseloads. Assists participating individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness with co-occurring substance use disorder in developing and maintaining viable living, working and social situations in the community by obtaining needed medical, social, psychosocial, educational, financial, vocational and other services. Has lead responsibility for integrating dual-recovery treatment with the tasks of other team members.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or GED plus minimum of 3 years of experience in providing direct services to individuals with mental disabilities (i.e., persons properly diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, and/or alcoholism, or substance abuse) including at least 1 year training/experience in integrated mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment, motivational interviewing techniques and stage-wise treatment. CASAC or CASAC-T and acquisition of full CASAC credential within one year of appointment to position. Valid NYS driver’s license preferred
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of integrated mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment, motivational interviewing techniques and stage-wise treatment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of harm reduction.
This position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the agency at the sole discretion of the management.