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Substance Abuse Supervisor - Kalamazoo

Job Type: 
Full-Time
Department: 
SAS - Kalamazoo
Description: 
  • Supervise operation of an effective, recovery-oriented Substance Abuse Services program for persons with co-occurring disorders that meets applicable evidence-based practice standards.
  • Provide direct services that assist individuals to meet their co-occurring treatment goals and meets applicable standards.
  • Develop, follow, and respect individuals’ person-centered treatment plans.         
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively work with community sources to elicit appropriate referrals and coordinate treatment.
  • Assure team’s timely completion of intake, assessment, and person-centered planning processes that identify stage of change and treatment for each participant using active engagement strategies to elicit individuals’ commitment to participate in treatment.
  • Manage authorizations for service with funders and assure requirements for continued service and billing are met within expected timeframes.
  • Develop curriculum for clinical groups that matches participants’ stage of treatment with their stage of change.  Monitor and adapt curricula as needed based on participant feedback and outcomes.
  • Assure development of staff schedules to accommodate needs of program participants for individual, group, and case management services.
  • Meet regularly with staff to provide direct clinical supervision, consultation, field mentoring, on-going performance review and completion of evaluations within expected timeframes.
  • Ensure that personnel comply with procedures, standards, and policies for agency operations (i.e. time sheets, mileage forms, etc.).
  • Ensure the safety of persons served and personnel supervised through implementation of the agency’s safety and training plans.
  • Assure completion of required program evaluation activities.  Make adjustments to team operations as needed to correct for areas that fall outside outcome and programmatic expectations as defined by  contract, stage-wise co-occurring treatment standards, and CARF. 
  • Lead or co-lead clinical group sessions.  Elicit participation of all group members in discussions, role-plays, and skill-building exercises.
  • Complete intake, assessment, and person-centered planning processes that identify stage appropriate treatment for persons served according to required timeframes and standards.  Coordinate with other primary clinicians as needed.
  • Provide individual therapy to individuals consistent with their treatment plans.
  • Provide short-term intensive case management services for individuals consistent with their treatment plans.
  • Complete all required documentation within expected timeframes (i.e. progress notes within one business day of contact). 
Requirements: 

A Master's degree in a human service field and a minimum of two years direct‑service experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse treatment is required.  Specialized co-occurring substance abuse training preferred.  Previous supervisory experience preferred.  Knowledge of quality performance requirements preferred.  CCS-M supervisory credential preferred and license to practice required. Life experiences with diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including experience with behavioral health issues preferred.  Must be supportive of culturally competent, recovery-based practices, and person-centered planning as a shared decision-making process.  Must support trauma-informed culture of safety to aid persons served in their recovery process. Effective communication, motivation, and negotiation skills; and excellent organizational skills required.  Valid Michigan driver's license and a vehicle to transport.  Ability to perform work in community settings which may not be barrier-free.  Lived experiences with behavioral health issues are welcomed. 

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