Job Title: Team Lead (LMHP)
Program Name: Opioid Crisis Response Team
Work Unit: Northshore Services
Supervised by: Asst. Program Director
This position, under the direction of the Assistant Program Director of Northshore Services, is responsible for the guidance and management of an Opioid Crisis Response Team. This individual will supervise a team consisting of a nurse and up to 6 Peer Support Specialists in providing education, crisis intervention, and after-care services for those suffering from the effects of opioid addiction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide direct counseling and crisis intervention services to persons served.
- Provide supervision and consultation to the crisis response team.
- Maintain accurate and complete client files necessary for program accountability and outcomes.
- Keep current in the arena of drug abuse and treatment information, specifically current trends in opioid maintenance treatment.
- Develop a comprehensive treatment plan in partnership with the person served based on a thorough review of assessment information.
- Facilitate the implementation, development and ongoing review of the treatment plan. Ensure the delivery of individual counseling and support, as well as, the coordination and monitoring of appropriate referrals to additional specialized services.
- Provide education and support on critical issues of harm reduction, withdrawal management services, opioid agonist therapy, and risk management practices for opioid use.
- Collaborates with community partners regarding care, opioid education and case management.
- Perform file reviews monthly for the purposes of quality assurance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Peer Support Specialists
- Florida Parishes Human Service Authority
- Mental Health Clinics
- Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities
- Methadone/Suboxone Clinics
- First Responders (Police, Fire, & Paramedics)
- Emergency Departments
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
This position requires knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
- A Master’s Degree in social work or counseling, Louisiana licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
- At least 2-3 years of experience working with persons experiencing substance abuse/addiction.
- CPR/First Aid Certification is required upon hire or within brief time of assuming position duties.
- Have a desire to work with a diverse population, demonstrate respect for individuals and demonstrate ability to work in a team environment; requires a demonstrated willingness to be responsive to the needs of the target population.
- The ability to work some flexible hours.
- This position requires the ability to communicate clearly in person and/or via telephone communication, and in writing.
- The ability to generate documents and spreadsheets using computer software including but not limited to, Microsoft Word and Excel.
The employee's work is performed at various locations where services are provided to consumers. Employee must be able to handle the demands of extensive driving throughout the five-parish service area. As such, incumbent must have:
- Current driver’s license issued by state of residence
- Current Vehicle Inspection decal
- Current vehicle insurance
- Current vehicle registration in state of residence
- Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report
Work is performed at various locations where services are provided to consumers. Incumbent must be able to handle the demands of extensive driving throughout the service area.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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