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 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.
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 skills.
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.
- Bachelor's degree
- 1-2 years 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
Perks & Benefits:
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.