ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is the 15th largest Catholic Charities agency in the U.S. and 10th largest nonprofit within the state of New Jersey with an annual operating revenue of more than $40 million. Annually, a staff of 600 provides more than 100,000 people in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties with support related to housing, food, mental health, specialized children's services, addiction treatment and domestic violence services. A private nonprofit recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of the most fiscally efficient in the country, the organization uses less than 10 percent of our revenue for administrative costs. We are a recognized leader in trauma-informed work and have pioneered integrated healthcare in the State.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is a great place to work! We are mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about service to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, I.T., Finance, Marketing, Nursing, and Government Relations. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs.
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JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of addiction treatment services designed to meet the recovery and wellness needs of clients within the Catholic Charities of Trenton Community Service Programs, Project Free Addictions Programs, and ALAD addiction treatment programs. Depending on program objectives, these services may include resource development, assessments and counseling provided individually or in a group setting and may include the consumer’s family members.
Under the supervision of the Addictions Services Program Director, the Substance Use Screener will provide ASAM Medical Necessity Level of Care Evaluations, drug testing, and referrals for clients referred to the Catholic Charities of Trenton Addiction Programs.
The screener will be located 50% of their scheduled work hours at the Capital Health Emergency Room and 50% of their scheduled work hours at the Project Free Mercer location this will be adjusted as per program needs. The screener will follow all of the established protocols for the program as detailed in program description. The staff member will ensure all documentation procedures are done in accordance with agency policies and procedures, ensuring appropriate assessment tools are utilized, recorded, and that the appropriate treatment referral is made according to the ASAM and NJSAMS level of care recommendation.
- Conduct initial and ongoing assessments involving the collection, analysis, and recording of significant bio-psychosocial information.
- Makes diagnoses
- Provide individual, family and group addiction treatment counseling to consumers as needed.
- Provides information sessions for individuals and groups to reduce resistance to addiction treatment and enhance engagement
- Collects specimens for substance abuse analysis
- Treatment plans for clients on medication prescribed by program staff will be done in consultation with the prescriber as necessary.
- Supports clients’ strengths and resources, affirming reality testing, contact with experience, judgment and connection with support systems including family, friends and community resources
- Consults with other service providers and documents their participation in the recovery process
- Assures appropriate treatment linkages are made
- Maintains established program productivity requirements
- Enters reports and assessments into information technology system as indicated by the Program Director
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date case records in accordance with agency standards, accreditation and funding source requirements
- Assures that all HIPAA standards are followed with regards to client information
- The clinical screener will be required to meet benchmarked productivity levels.
- All schedules, reports, statistical reports/logs, and clinical reports are to be submitted within proscribed timelines.
- Documentation should be completed in Anasazi within 24 hours of service delivery
- Provides daily, weekly, and/or bi-weekly individual staff clinical supervision as necessary related to staff experience level and or clinical need.
- In conjunction with the program supervisor provides feedback to treatment team regarding referrals as clinically necessary
- Participate in the Quality Improvement process and specific quality initiatives for the program.
- Utilize supervision and training as opportunities for enhancing professional competence.
- Performs all duties in a professional and ethical manner consistent with agency, licensing, COA, and
- professional standards.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Fill out all required paperwork and logs associated with the client’s substance use test.
- Greet clients and treat them with respect as they present for screening.
- Prepare UDS screening SA samples for sample pick-up and shipment in accordance with establish protocols and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to complete New Jersey State NJSAMS substance use evaluation
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the dangers of substance use during pregnancy
- Ability to accurately maintain electronic medical records.
- Possess good organizational skills.
- Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals
- Possess good oral/written communication skills.
- Possess basic computer and data entry skills.
- Possess ASAM medical necessity level of care knowledge