| On Location / In Office
$22 - $22/hr.
The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program is an article 32 OASAS licensed outpatient program providing culturally affirming, evidence-based counseling and medication assisted treatment to adolescents and adults with SUD diagnoses and their families. Treatment approaches are trauma informed and individualized to the client and family. The program is part of the Midwood Brooklyn Hub, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center that serves all members of the community. As part of our person-centered approach, the program is open evenings and weekends to provide the community with optimal access to care.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
- Individual sessions with clients may include helping them deal with issues associated with (but not limited to) substance abuse, mental health treatment, family and social relationships; stress and symptom management; activities of daily living; medication management; and independent living or supported housing
- Provide emotional and practical support to clients as they engage in treatment · Foster and maintain cooperative and collaborative relationships with onsite multidisciplinary team as well as community providers
- Advocate with and for program clients to achieve personal goals and address barriers such as fear, stigma and communication disparities with providers and community supports
- Attend and participate in team meetings and supervisory sessions
- Work with client and multidisciplinary team to assist client toward achieving their treatment plan goals
- Monitor and record client’s progress and modify plan according to needs and preference
- Timely and accurate documentation of information within electronic health record
- Comply with all required in-service training and staff development
- Perform other related duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent. Certification as a Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) required; experience providing advocacy services to people who have substance use disorders. Past or current participant of substance use disorders services or homeless services required.