Provide services to clients in psychiatric and/or alcohol/substance abuse crisis. 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 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 a float or flexible position to be scheduled for mostly evening and/or overnight shifts with 2 consecutive days off in a row, but some weekend commitment.
- Complete admissions and discharge protocols, including completing comprehensive intake assessment, safety planning, and developing individualized treatment plans for short-term treatment.
- Provide 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 skills.
- Administer medication consistent with medication delegation training which includes monitoring, administering and documenting client medications.
- Follow detoxification protocols (CIWA, CINA, Vital Signs), and supervise intoxicated individuals until sober (determined by BAC).
- Case coordination which includes communicating with providers and support systems, working with clients to make a comprehensive aftercare plan and making referrals when appropriate.
- Maintain clinical records in order to ensure that all regulatory and program requirements are met. Complete insurance authorizations as needed.
- Maintain 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.
- 1 year of experience in the social service field
- Valid driver's License and use of a personal vehicle
- Ability to work after hours, holidays, and overnight shifts, flexibility in willingness to cover urgent/emergency coverage shifts and call-outs
- Full-time (40 hours/week)
- Benefits Eligible
Perks & Benefits:
- Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families
- Delta dental
- Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service)
- Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Childcare stipend
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee referral program with financial incentive
- Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
- Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
- Voluntary 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