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Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist SAIOP / LCAS / LCASA

Company: RHA Health Services
Location: Laurinburg
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

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Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist SAIOP / LCAS / LCASA
Laurinburg, NC

If you are a positive and personable individual looking for a satisfying and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities, and people facing mental health, and substance use challenges, join our team at RHA Health Services!

The position of Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate calls for a licensed professional clinician with direct experience and skill in treating a range of behavioral health issues. The position requires an individual who is able to treat and be successfully at assessing and treating co-occurring disorders including mental illness, personality disorders, and challenges in primary or secondary support systems. The position of Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate includes active engagement and coordination of care with internal resources including psychiatry and community support as well as external bodies including the legal system, families, and social support agencies. The position may call for back-up to the program director and or other therapists as needed. The position requires the individual to be an active and positive member of the clinical team. Based on setting, special skills and/or work with specific populations will be required. Relies on knowledge, experience, and judgment to provide quality services with very little supervision and direction. Must be an individual that holds a license issued by the governing board regulating a human service profession. Some services may require additional experience, licensure, or education.
Are you are a talented and dedicated Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) Associate looking for a satisfying career opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people facing behavioral and mental health challenges?

Then join our team at RHA Behavioral Health Services!

We are seeking compassionate and positive Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) Associate to provide therapeutic support for service users with mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

As a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with RHA, you will coordinate and monitor the array of services and supports identified in each service user's person-centered plan. These interventions are strength-based and focus on the promotion of recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills and the achievement of the highest level of social functioning.

Job Responsibilities

As a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with RHA, your responsibilities will vary based on the groups you work with and the programs through which you provide services. In all activities, you will coordinate closely with the interdisciplinary team to best help service users, including behavioral health specialists, registered nurses, quality assurance specialists, paraprofessionals and the Clinical Director.

Additional responsibilities of the Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist include:

  • Conducting clinical assessments
  • Running individual, family and group outpatient therapy sessions
  • Conducting inpatient group therapy sessions
  • Orienting new service users to RHA
  • Developing person-centered plans for service users
  • Oversee the discharge planning process
  • Facilitating relationships between RHA, service user families/legal guardians and various social service community resources, such as food stamp and housing assistance, healthcare, job training and placement and substance abuse support groups Our ideal Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist is an excellent communicator and listener with strong therapeutic skills who works well as part of an interdisciplinary team and runs open and productive therapy sessions. You must also excel at behavioral interviewing techniques to uncover service user needs and be able to anticipate these needs.

    Additional requirements for the Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist include:
    • Graduate degree in Social Work or a related field
    • At a minimum, provisional licensure to provide mental/behavioral healthcare in the state of North Carolina
    • Minimum 2 years experience working with individuals with mental and/or behavioral health issues that includes writing person-centered plans, conducting effective group therapy and providing mental health diagnoses
    • General working knowledge of the human services delivery system in North Carolina
    • Valid driver's license, auto insurance and reliable transportation
    • Ability to pass a drug screen and background check
    • Ability to lift between 20 and 50 pounds and meet the physical requirements of performing CPR and therapeutic holds
    • Employee supervisory experience preferred
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) preferred Pre-employment screening:
      • Complete criminal background
      • Name checked in the registries. (OIG exclusions database, Child Abuse Registry, and Offenders Against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities)
      • Drug testing
      • Education verification and other credentialing based on position requirements.
      • Proof of employment history or references (if required)
      • Positions that require driving Proof of driver's license, driver's insurance, and vehicle, IF required for providing transportation for individuals. We offer the following benefits to employees:
        • Payactiv: early access to the money you've earned from hours you've already worked, before payday!
        • Employee perks and discount program: to help you save money!
        • Paid Time Off (full-time employees only)
        • Health/Insurance (full-time employees only)
        • 401(k) retirement savings program
        • Wellbeing Programs: Physical, Emotional and Financial
        • Chronic Disease management programs for hypertension and diabetes (for qualifying employees)
        • Training: Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities
          *contract/contingent workers and interns do not qualify for any of the above benefits

          EEO Statement RHA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our solutions center.

          About RHA:

          At RHA Health Services, we help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and/or substance use needs live their best lives. Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment while creating opportunities for personal outcomes.

          For over 30 years, the people we serve and support have remained at the very center of everything we do. RHA currently provides services in North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

          Growth Horizons and Salisbury Behavioral Health are now a part of RHA Health Services.

          If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

Keywords: RHA Health Services, Fayetteville , Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist SAIOP / LCAS / LCASA, Healthcare , Laurinburg, North Carolina

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