Responsible for providing community residential services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorder. Assist residents in making informed choices about opportunities and encouragement for self-help activities: in assisting residents in the development of realistic, attainable goals and in locating, coordinating, and monitoring all services to meet these goals. Maximize residents’ abilities and enable growth in some or all aspects of their vocational, educational, residential, social, mental, and health-related environments
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Development of program in accordance with best practice models, demonstrating a working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relevant to chemical dependency, mental health, confidentiality, and ethics, to develop assessment, case management, and operational protocols in compliance with said laws, rules, and contracts
- Development of treatment plan with client to address current needs using comprehensive knowledge of the causes, treatment, needs, and problems related to individuals with substance use disorders and severe and persistent mental illness including theoretical models of change
- Monthly monitoring of compliance with contract requirements and program goals and objectives;
- Orientation, training, and ongoing supervision of the residential care workers.
- Continuing program development and modification designed to incorporate best clinical practices and the most current research into the programming; Demonstrate expertise in decision making, crisis management, and time management strategies, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Assuring program compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and agency standards utilizing knowledge of principles and techniques of program development
- Complete agency and grant reporting documentation as required.
- Role model the coping and personal interaction skills taught to the clients.
- Assist with oversite of group home admissions, staff supervision, scheduling, daily group home functions.
- Maintain liaison and productive working relationships with all referral sources; with community interest groups; other treatment providers; and represent the program to other agencies and the community at large;
- Oversee staff record keeping and documentation to assure accuracy in billing procedures and compliance with contract requirements;
- Monitoring and management of program expenses and revenues;
- Assuring clients are appropriately opened and funded for appropriate services;
- Authorizing staff time sheets, leave requests, and travel claims
- Maintain a working knowledge of emergency procedures.
- Provide transportation in a company or personal vehicle when needed.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s in Social Work, Psychology, or Addiction or a related field
- Three years of progressively responsible clinical experience in programs serving seriously mentally ill adults and their families
- One year of supervisory experience
- Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training provided
- Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.
- Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies.
- Montana Driver’s License with good driving record if required to transport clients while on work duty
- BA in Social Work, Psychology, or Addiction or a related field
- One-year clinical experience serving seriously mentally ill adults and their families
Western Montana Mental Health Center