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.
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JOB SUMMARY: Provides specialized services (i.e. dual disorder and substance abuse counseling) in addition to the required general services to the PACT consumer to foster wellness and recovery. The Dual Disorder Specialist is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of consumer responsive substance abuse/dual disorder services utilizing the resources of the PACT team and those available within the community including other social service agencies, self-help programs, etc. As a member of the PACT team, participates in the planning and provision of interdisciplinary training and skill development for all members of the team.
- Contributes (in collaboration and under the supervision of the Team Leader/Clinician) in the development, supervision, training and coordination of PACT staff and their professional activities with respect to the delivery of substance abuse/dual disorder related services, thus fostering an effective environment conducive to wellness and recovery.
- Displays commitment to the goals of PACT, the PACT philosophy and the team’s responsiveness to the needs of the consumer.
- Conducts substance abuse/dual disorder assessments as necessary upon intake and/or upon request by the consumer and/or other members of the PACT team.
- Participates in the intake screening, treatment planning and discharge review process assuring appropriate substance abuse/dual disorder treatment, management and decision-making processes are in effect with respect to the services available and offered to the consumer.
- Responsible for maintaining accurate and current records on all consumers, including progress notes, assessments and reviews, treatment/recover/wellness plans, daily service logs, and other reporting mechanisms as may be necessary to assure effective service delivery coordination and communication.
- Conducts dual disorder focused, individual, group and family educational and counseling programs/sessions addressing the needs of the consumer and his/her family.
- Coordinates and advocates with community service providers for on-going, emergency and other forms of health care for PACT consumers (e.g. medical, psychiatric, substance abuse, etc.)
- Provides representation on behalf of the agency, the PACT team and/or the consumer at various interdisciplinary service coordination meetings.
- Contributes to and participates in the delivery of interdisciplinary in-service training and case conferences.
- Provides on-call and emergency response services.
- Participates in the PACT team and Agency QI process.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Serves as a member of the PACT team, providing on-going case management, medication monitoring, supportive counseling, life skill development, crisis intervention, vocational assistance, and/or specialized substance abuse/dual disorder services to PACT consumers as warranted and/or requested.
- Establishes and maintains a treatment relationship with the consumer providing face-to-face service to the consumer in the hospital, community and with other agencies and family as appropriate.
- Participates in the development of individualized treatment/rehabilitation/recovery/wellness plans, overseeing the identification, development and delivery of appropriate substance abuse/dual disorder services.
- Coordinates and provides the PACT team with training and development in areas of clinical specialty.
- Provides direct and emergency back-up services and support to members of the PACT team.
- Maintain accurate and complete documentation of services provided, in accordance with established policy guidelines for record-keeping.
- Participates in on-going supervision and/or program development with the Team Leader/Clinician that may consist of field visits to the consumer’s residence, work site, family, etc.
- Participates in the PACT daily planning and coordination meetings, treatment planning/case conference meetings, etc.