This position is responsible for the delivery of substance use and psychosocial rehabilitation services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders, as defined by the state authority. This position updates demographic data, provides screenings and assessments required by the state authority and the Center, formulates treatment plans, provides rehabilitation skills training and documentation of services delivered in accordance with the individual’s needs and Medicaid standards. This position must be able to address both psychiatric and substance use disorders simultaneously by treatment and referral. This position should provide training in those skills that primarily focus on furthering an individual’s independent living and community skills. This training should promote community integration, increase community tenure and maintain the individual’s quality of life. This service includes activities and training designed to address the illness or symptom-related problems and behaviors that mental illness and substance use creates which precludes a person’s functioning living, learning and working environment. The skills training should occur 80% in vivo. This position requires an aptitude for working with people who have bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression w/psychosis and substance use. This position requires knowledge and skills in assessment, service planning with individuals and local community resources, as well as knowledge of psychotherapeutic medications.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field. Knowledge of current DSM diagnostic criteria for psychiatric and substance use disorder and the relationship between both. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.|
Preferred Qualifications: One year of experience in mental health assessment and/or crisis intervention and screening and/or substance use counseling; Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related human service field; licensed as an LCDC or LCDC-I; bilingual in Spanish.
|Salary Amount||$17.13 - $19.13/hr|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|