CTT Substance/Dual Disorder Clinician

The Substance Use/ Integrated Dual Disorder Specialist works within a team of community based clinical staff to implement a consumer-centered, recovery-oriented, evidence based practice service delivery model. This multidisciplinary team includes a psychiatrist, nurses, mental health professionals, and a variety of specialists, vocational, forensics and peer support, etc.. The primary function of this Specialist is to provide substance use interventions including but not limited to: evaluation & assessment, harm reduction strategies, CBT therapy, group therapy, case management and mental health within the community.

Essential Functions of this Position:

  • Utilize and implement evidence-based practices mode: illness management and recovery, family psycho-education, integrated dual disorders treatment and assertive community treatment models.

  • Provide linkage and follow up to AA/NA, dual diagnosis meetings and supports and connect to a sponsor.

  • Evaluate caseload at a minimum of monthly to assess stages of change and present to team members.

  • Facilitate clinical problem solving, creating creative techniques and interventions based on the individual’s level in the stages of change model.

  • Provide technical assistance to other team members based on IDDT services available in the community.

  • Facilitate IDDT group meetings at the CTT office and in the community.

  • Utilize the integrated dual disorders workbook and facilitate education to other team members.

  • Utilize motivational interviewing techniques.

  • Work with probation officers, jails and inpatient providers on harm reduction model and techniques.

  • Utilize cognitive behavioral techniques and interventions.

  • Provide for all case management needs as indicated.

  • Be knowledgeable on when and how to access methadone treatment, rehab services, detoxification and long substance abuse treatment.

  • Have a working knowledge of other specialized programs related to substance abuse (i.e. housing for pregnant women with substance abuse).

  • Complete the comprehensive assessment (substance use and abuse portion) within 6 weeks of a consumer’s admission to the team.

  • Review individual crisis plans to ensure that crisis response is in line with therapeutic indications.

  • Plan for, arrange and assist individuals in developing and performing ADLs, such as: bathing and hygiene, grocery and clothes shopping, meal preparation and budgeting, obtaining legal assistance and counseling and in dealing with agencies such as police, health department and the courts.

  • Assess needs and assist individuals in developing skills related to independent living such as riding the bus, locating housing, advocating on own behalf with landlords, setting up apartment and establishing self with utilities.

  • Assess needs and assist individuals with planning for and learning community, social and recreational skills.

  • Assess eligibility and assist individual in obtaining financial entitlements, such as SSI, SSD and all other programs that they may be eligible to receive.

  • Develop with the consumer and CTT members a comprehensive individualized service plan.    

  • Provide crisis intervention as needed (including rotating on-call schedule). 

  • Develop natural and community based support systems.  

  • Educate consumers and families regarding MH/AOD issues and medications.  

  • Maintain a minimum of 90 units of weekly direct service time not to include group billing. 

Collaboration with others:

  • Coordinate, attend and participate in interagency and intra-agency case reviews. 

  • Assess, develop, implement, evaluate and revise treatment plan as needed according to policy and procedures. 

Communication:

  • Return telephone calls within that business day when appropriate, otherwise within 24 hours, and respond as appropriate to e-mail and written communications.  

  • Initiate and/or respond in writing to inquiries and correspondence regarding clinical and case management issues.

Record keeping/Documentation:

  • Maintain medical record documentation according to organization policies and procedures. 

  • Complete time sheets in an accurate and timely manner. 

Stewardship:

  •       Ensure safety of consumers, staff and property.  

  •       Develop and improve programming by networking and collaborating with external sources.  

  •       Adhere to the policies and procedures of scheduled work time including responsibly following call off and leave request.

  • Meet or exceed individual productivity standards.

  •       Attend trainings as required.  

Licensure/Certification Required:

  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • CADC, CAADC, CCDP or CCDPD required.  (If candidate does not posses the certification, the candidate must have the experience, supervision and training hours required for the certification and must sit for the exam to receive certification within 4 months of hire.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

Master’s degree in Human Service and one year of practical experience in essential areas of substance abuse treatment, including assessment, evaluation and clinical interventions.  Knowledge of harm reduction strategies preferred, or bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, gerontology, counseling, education or nursing and three years experience in a related field. 

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Work Schedule:

37.5 hour workweek, primarily Monday-Friday with flexibility to meet consumer needs.  Some non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) are required.  Will provide on-call services on a rotating basis, as part of a team.