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Discharge Planner - DOC Women's

The Providence Center - Behavioral Health Job ID: 5255

Status
Full-Time
Hours
37.5
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm
Shift
Day
Has Benefits
Yes
Job Description
SUMMARY
Coordinate discharge planning for Providence Center clients who are being released from ACI.  Provide individual and group case management to educate clients about various community resources, particularly related to substance abuse

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Initiate treatment and advocate for client within network of care.
- Assist clients (in individual and/or classroom setting) in developing a plan to address their recovery needs upon release
-Make referrals for  appropriate substance abuse treatment services

Coordinate a variety of services.
-Treat consumers with respect.
-Provide support counseling, problem solving, and limit setting.
-Establish attainable goals with clients.
-Involve clients, DOC,  and other agencies when appropriate in discharge planning.
-Encourage clients to attain the highest possible levels of independence.
-Use a flexible approach with a diverse population.
-Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the development and implementation of 
  therapeutic services, to include working with substance abusers, as it relates to case management.
-Advocate for clients as appropriate
- Facilitate addiction treatment groups as assigned.
-Conduct intakes to program as assigned.
- Provide individual substance abuse counseling as assigned.

Coordinate Recovery Services
-Perform in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.
-Identify substance abuse treatment interventions with staff and clients.
-Maintain confidentiality in accordance with center policy and legal requirements.
-Apply knowledge of addiction and psychiatric diagnosis
-Apply knowledge of substance abuse and primary methodologies of substance abuse treatment.
-Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others and proceed according to DOC protocol
-Identify specific therapeutic interventions appropriate for specific problems.
-Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.
-Use knowledge to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of
  care.

Initiate treatment and advocate for client within network of care.
- Assist clients (in individual and/or classroom setting) in developing a plan to address their recovery needs upon release
-Make referrals for  appropriate substance abuse treatment services




Transport clients in own vehicle or Center van to appointments if needed.
-Drive carefully and abide by traffic rules.
-Ensure that seat belts are worn by all traveling in Center or employee owned vehicles.

Complete recordkeeping in accordance with DOC Health Information Services (HIS) and Providence Center Performance Improvement dept within required time frames and abide by Center confidentiality policy.
- Utilize DOC’s computer systems to complete appropriate documentation including re-entry plans, progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, and discharge summaries
-Monitor confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.
- Complete required reports and evaluations
-Follow required office procedures in a cooperative manner.
Maintain cooperative relationships with Center staff, clients, DOC, community agencies, and the public.
-Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff.
-Deal with team members regarding problems in a constructive manner.
-Accept and use direction, constructive criticism, and supervision
Attend trainings, case presentations and conferences.
-Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational programs attended.
-Attend mandatory in-service trainings and other trainings required.

OCCASIONAL DUTIES:
-Serve on appropriate Center committees.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work or Human Services or related field. Two years experience in substance abuse and/or criminal justice field. Must have awareness of the general trends in confronting the problems of substance abuse and criminal justice population.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have valid driver's license and insured auto. 

Application Method
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