Seeking a flexible and passionate 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.
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree
- 1-2 years of experience in the social service field
- A 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
- 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
- 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.