RITS COD Supervisor

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Directs and supervises Chemical Dependency Counselors/MHPs in providing integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment.  Represents recovery service programs in multidisciplinary clinical and other organizational meetings within the behavioral health and legal community.  Interacts with BHR clinicians and case managers, outside agencies, and other referral sources regarding COD treatment program issues. Provides Co-Occurring (COD) CD interventions, counseling and case management services to clients exhibiting chronic and persistent chemical dependency with co-occurring mental illness, emotional disorders and/or other co-occurring disorders.

BHR offers an exceptional benefits package with 100% paid medical and dental insurance for the employee, paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. BHR is also an eligible employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Director/Clinical Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Chemical Dependency Professional, Washington State Department of Health, with LMHC or equivalent strongly preferred.

  • MA degree in mental health, social services or related field and two years' experience working with priority co-occurring population with chemical dependency and chronic mental illness symptoms, specifically thought disorders.

  • Qualified Approved Supervisor for training in chemical dependency or mental health.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental illness, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention and progressive clinical case management with Co-Occurring Disordered (COD) clients.

  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible and communicate innovative approaches to client barriers.

  • Demonstrates good clinical documentation and communication skills and manage time effectively.

  • Maintains positive working relationships with other team members and professionals in the community as well as professional rapport with clients.

  • Requires a valid WA State driver's license and use of own vehicle with BHR approved insurance.

  • Ability to work day, weekend, and/or evening shifts as scheduled by Supervisor.

  • Must be able to access buildings regardless of ADA accessibility.

  • Must pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.

TYPICAL DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical supervision, program coordination, and personnel management to Recovery Services employees.

  • Coordinate interdisciplinary COD services with BHR mental health units and staff.

  • Provide leadership to the BHR COD services interdisciplinary team.

  • Provide educational training to BHR staff regarding COD treatment.

  • Develop, implement and deliver through supervision and direct services, chemical dependency and mental health treatment consisting of counseling, educational, and case management services, per Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA) and BHR standards.

  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans and crisis plans addressing the client's chemical dependency and mental health problems per DASA and BHR standards utilizing American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria.

  • Maintain client records in accordance with DASA and BHR standards.

  • Adhere to all state and federal confidentiality regulations.

  • Write timely and accurate reports to the courts, DSHS, and other involved parties as required.

  • Participate in and facilitate staff meetings and clinical supervisions and provide clinical input, attend in-house trainings by consulting psychiatrist, and complete all mandatory staff trainings as scheduled.

  • Provides symptom education for client and families/collateral as well as assistance in developing healthy coping strategies/symptom management skills.

  • Provides services to clients in the community at large and in facilities such as Jail, E&T, ED, etc.

  • Facilitates and supervises treatment groups and assist with daily living skills for individuals as needed.

  • Provides coordination with Medical Departments in various facilities.

  • Transportation coordination for entry into treatment.

  • Provides intensive crisis intervention and in home support in addition to the monitoring of daily activities with focused support on treatment retention and abstinence.

  • Gathers documentation and verbal information from caseworkers to monitor client progress.

  • Maintains current working knowledge of community resources, vocational and rehabilitative treatment services, including chemical dependency services, older adult services, mental health services, medical services and accesses these as appropriate to client care.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and has the ability to access and coordinate with appropriate crisis intervention resources in the community.

  • Maintains timely records for clinical documentation and billing in accordance with agency guidelines.

  • Approves notes submitted by CDPTs when authorized to do so.

  • Takes on other duties as needed to meet necessary goals of the position.

PHYSICAL

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Duties are performed primarily in an office setting requiring walking, typing, use of fingers, and carry of client files (up to 10 pounds).

  • Ability to pick up a small child (up to approximately 30 pounds) may be required. Computer use is daily but intermittent and generally less than 25% of the time.

  • Ability to drive clients to and from appointments, including maintaining a valid driver's license.