Are you looking for a meaningful and interesting opportunity to
support individuals in substance abuse and psychiatric crisis? We are seeking a passionate and flexible individual to provide
services to clients in psychiatric and/or alcohol or substance abuse crisis
across crisis stabilization short-term residential programs. Tasks include
providing supportive counseling, assessing level of risk, mental status and/or
substance-related withdrawal symptoms, and supporting clients in their process
of stabilization from acute crisis. The position will be cross-trained to work
across crisis stabilization programs, including ACT1 (public inebriate
program), BRIDGE (detox), and ASSIST (mental health crisis) with potential to
expand to other programs if needed. This position is for an irregular schedule
where many shifts are available on short notice and requires at least one
overnight shift or more.
admissions and discharge protocols, including completing comprehensive
intake assessment, safety planning, and developing individualized
treatment plans for short-term treatment.
supportive counseling throughout the stabilization process through individual
and group interventions. Work with clients to develop coping strategies,
explore motivation towards greater stability, and improve problem solving
medication consistent with medication delegation training which includes
monitoring, administering and documenting client medications.
detoxification protocols (CIWA, CINA, Vital Signs), and supervise
intoxicated individuals until sober (determined by BAC).
coordination which includes communicating with providers and support systems,
working with clients to make a comprehensive aftercare plan and making
referrals when appropriate.
clinical records in order to ensure that all regulatory and program
requirements are met. Complete insurance authorizations as needed.
program facilities, including vacuuming, helping with laundry, making
dinner, preparing client rooms with the goal of providing a clean,
well-cared for and home-like environment.
years of experience in the social service field
valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
to work after hours, holidays, and overnight shifts, flexibility in
willingness to cover urgent/emergency coverage shifts and call-outs
BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples,
time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time
employees (and increasing with years of service)
paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
referral program with financial incentive
online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for
staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness
advocacy and education
benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships,
mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
Howard Center is proud
to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency's culture and service
delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce. Minorities,
people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.