Engagement Specialist - Withdrawal Management **BONUS OPPORTUNITY!!**
Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021
At Jefferson Center, it is our policy and our mission to be
inclusive and mindful of the diversity of everyone who comes
through our doors. We are passionate about building a community
where mental health matters and equitable care is accessible to all
races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual
orientations, gender expressions, religions, cultures, and
Engagement Specialist will work with clients, staff and members of
the community to assess, link and follow up on identified resources
at Jefferson Center and in the community. Empower clients to
access identified resources and assist with navigating systems of
care to meet identified outcomes. To provide a wide array of
linkage and specialized case management services from a generalist
perspective and are experts on community resources and
**BONUS OPPORTUNITY!! Three phase bonus paid out in 3-$500
increments. $500 on first paycheck, $500 on 6 month anniversary,
and $500 at 18 month anniversary.**
and link individuals using Withdrawal Management (detoxification)
facilities to meet their needs for shelter; who are not benefiting
from substance abuse services; and who are sporadically employed to
necessary services to reduce high utilization of withdrawal
and follow up on identified resources internally and in the
community. Empowers clients to access identified resources and
assists with navigating systems of care to meet identified
closely with Jefferson Center’s Navigation Team to continue
building resources for Jefferson Center clients.
collaboration with Signal and OBH, provide case/care coordination
and other brief services for EC, IC and high utilizer clients, as
needed. They enact outreach and engagement strategies to special
and assist with involuntary commitments (IC) while the patient is
on the withdrawal management unit. Link/transport to first
treatment service after discharge as outlined in the court ordered
Program Coordinator in the data collection and reporting on EC, IC,
high utilizers and client connection to
intakes for AOP to transition clients to outpatient services.
Complete biopsychosocial assessments for EC clients.
and complete Signal surveys in Beacon on high utilizers served on a
with client population in order to provide guidance, safety,
stability and direction including de-escalating potentially
dangerous situations. The clients in this facility are under the
influence of drugs and/or alcohol and/or experiencing withdrawal
about Jefferson Center and community resources and builds
relationships with providers to assist in a seamless referral
process. Works to develop effective ways to research, update and
communicate these resources to clients.
a positive focus and excellent customer service skills towards
clients, Jefferson Center staff, and the community. Works from a
strength based, recovery based perspective and takes cultural
considerations into account when appropriate.
all contacts according to Jefferson Center and Withdrawal
Management Program standards while meeting productivity standards
as identified by the Program Director.
for coordination of care with community providers and other
departments within Jefferson Center to assure clients are receiving
the appropriate level of care. This includes monitoring referrals
in and out of the program and to outside resources.
for transporting clients to necessary appointments and facilitate
treatment plan goals and objectives.
to multi-task, prioritizes concerns, and effectively manages time
Duties (Productivity Performance Measures, Professional
mandatory in-services; compliance with individualized training plan
in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high
risk/problem cases, and utilizes a problem solving approach as well
as feedback. Attends supervision at times and interval agreed upon
Compliance including documentation on practice in accordance with
regulatory requirements and clinical guidelines. Submits 90% of all
Progress Summary notes before end of shift.
95% of all paperwork by the due date (CCARS and Treatment
enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of
cooperation in the work environment.
effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers,
subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.
Uses language and behavior to promote dignity and
responds to the patient needs and problems, initiates and maintains
positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and
knowledge and skills to develop therapeutic alliance with patients
and to work effectively and with cultural competence with patients
from diverse backgrounds.
in staff development activities to enhance professional
the whole health needs of the patient by ensuring that appropriate
releases are in place for physical health care providers, making
appropriate referrals as needed when significant physical health
needs are a consideration.
and treats individuals with various disorders within the scope of
a range of appropriate clinical and recovery focused interventions
according to clinical need, or refers as indicated, to trauma
specific treatment, wellness classes/coaching,
co-occurring/substance use services, and employment
- Have an
understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being
served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery
process and reduces the possibility of
in the Center’s training/educational programs designed to enhance
knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and
that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma
informed care and the principles of addiction
the quarterly CAC business meetings in order to stay abreast of
regulations and policies governing substance abuse
in CAC group supervision per OBH regulations.
CAC II, 2 hours each month, CAC III or LAC one hour each
CAC in training group or individual supervision to staff obtaining
their certification (CAC III or LAC only) and/or assist with
supervising or mentoring new license eligible
required paperwork for substance use treatment licenses and billing
to Medicaid and other funding sources, including Substance Abuse
ROI, Substance Use Assessment, Out-of-State Offender Questionnaire,
Infectious Disease Acknowledgment
Statement, ASAM Level of Care and Placement Criteria,
SOCRATES/Change Ruler and DACOD’s.
Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (psychology, counseling, human
services, or social work) from
an accredited university required.
Minimum CAT/Certified Addiction Counselor II (CACII) required or
3-6 months from receiving CACII.
year of documented work experience in behavioral health (preferably
in substance abuse treatment) required
Skills and Knowledge:
CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within six months
Valid Colorado Driver's License with a driving record that meets
2021 Salary Range:
Grade 50- Bachelor’s Degree
is determined based on years of total relevant experience. As an
example, a candidate with 6 years of relevant experience would
receive a salary of $36,600.
is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week.
Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the
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