Under the general supervision of the Program Director, and the guidelines provided by the NYC DHMH, NYS OMH and other applicable oversight agencies, functions as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team with shared caseloads, assists participating individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness 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. Participates in the provision of crisis intervention services to participants 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a Master’s level Specialist, the Substance Abuse Specialist II will have increased clinical, evidence based, therapeutic treatment modality interventions with the client facing substance abuse challenges and is expected to Incorporate human development and behavior in social environment theories.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Creative Arts Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation. A minimum of one year of experience in providing services to individuals with mental disabilities (i.e., persons properly diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, and/or alcoholism, or substance abuse) including training or experience in integrated mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment, motivational interviewing techniques and stage-wise treatment.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
FLUENT IN Spanish.