Sault Tribe
  • - MAT - Behavioral Health
  • MI, USA
  • $66,840.80 annually
  • Year Round - Full Time

Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Social Worker in the MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Clinic is a pivotal member of the healthcare team, specializing in providing psychosocial support and therapeutic interventions for individuals undergoing medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. This position involves screening, intake, and orientation, progress notes, comprehensive assessments, counseling, individual and group therapy, treatment planning, diagnosing, psycho-education, discharge planning, crisis intervention services, and collaboration with a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The position is responsible for providing prevention services to groups and individuals, professional consultation, and other community services related to substance use. The successful candidate must be able to provide clinical services to persons with, or at high risk of developing, addictive disorders.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Conduct thorough psychosocial assessments to understand patients' backgrounds, support systems, and mental health needs.
• Identify and address social determinants of health that impact treatment outcomes.
• Provide evidence-based individual and group counseling to address substance use disorder, mental health concerns, and trauma.
• Implement cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and other therapeutic modalities as appropriate.
• Collaborate with healthcare providers to develop and implement individualized treatment plans that address both substance use and mental health concerns.
• Adjust treatment plans based on ongoing assessments and client progress.
• Participate in crisis intervention and provide emotional support to patients experiencing acute crises.
• Collaborate with the healthcare team to develop crisis management plans.
• Work collaboratively with physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.
• Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss client progress and treatment planning.
• Advocate for clients' rights and needs within the healthcare system.
• Assist patients in navigating social services, housing, and other community resources.
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records, documenting assessments, progress notes, safety plans, treatment plans, and discharge transition/summary.
• Ensure compliance with regulatory and confidentiality requirements.
• Provide psychoeducation to patients on topics such as relapse prevention, coping skills, and healthy lifestyle choices.
• Support clients in developing life skills essential for sustained recovery.
• Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity in providing care to a diverse client population.
• Address cultural factors that may impact treatment engagement and outcomes.
• Stay updated on the latest developments in addiction medicine, mental health, and social work through ongoing education and professional development.
• Develop diagnostic impressions according to DSM criteria.
• Determines when discharge from clinical programming is appropriate.
• Determines the appropriate level of care for clients according to American Science of Addiction Medicine II criteria.
• Participate in training sessions to understand and contribute to Behavioral Health initiatives.
• Collaborate effectively with the Behavioral Health team when assisting in related tasks.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Attends and participates in team meetings.
• Performs prevention/community education activities.
• All other job-related duties as assigned.
CONTACTS:
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, customers, and outside vendors/service providers.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position sedentary with primarily sitting/lifting of a maximum of 20 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of near/field of vision; frequent sitting, use of midrange vision, typing and bending; and occasional walking, standing, carrying/lifting, stooping, reaching, manual handling, use of smell, and depth perception. Working conditions include occasional exposure to noise. Potential hazards include constant patient/client contact; frequent computer use; and occasional exposure to chemicals, equipment, and infectious exposure.
REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program required. Master's degree in counseling or doctoral degree in psychology, if able to be licensed to work independently.
Experience: Minimum of 1-year Medication Assisted Therapy experience required with high-risk populations including mental health and substance use disorders. Experience in addiction medicine or a related field is preferred.
Certification/License: Must be licensed within one of these respective professions in the State of Michigan: Social Work, Psychology, or Professional Counseling. Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) Certification is preferred. Certified Addictions Professional preferred. Certified Prevention Specialist preferred. Must have the willingness to obtain CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Group Therapy, Co-occurring Therapy and CBT/REBT/DBT/Trauma oriented Therapies/Mindfulness preferred. Must be able to make clients comfortable in sharing personal information. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must be able to work in a high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must maintain confidentiality of highly personal information. Must have excellent organization skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time. Native American preferred.




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