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Addiction Specialist in New Orleans, LA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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Description/Job Summary

Resources for Human Development Louisiana is seeking an Addictions Specialist II for the Metropolitan Assertive Community Treatment Team 1 (MACT1) Program. This is a community based program that serves consumers with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, and/or developmental disabilities in the Greater New Orleans area. Each member of the MACT1 team holds a specific role but all members of the team work collaboratively to support consumers in their individualized recovery goals.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide clinical treatment for mental health and substance abuse/dependence;
  • Incorporate recovery based and harm reduction strategies into therapeutic work with consumers;
  • Utilize motivational enhancement therapy and stages of change techniques;
  • Facilitate recovery groups;
  • Complete progress notes, assessments, individualized recovery plans, etc.;
  • Meet with consumers in their homes/community
  • Provide case management
  • Transport consumers to various appointments in the community;
  • Participate in a rotating, after hours on-call schedule with other team members;
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the MACT1 team in supporting consumers in their wellness goals; etc.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have a minimum of an LMSW. PLPC, or LAC
  • A valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle for use on the job.  
  • Prior clinical experience working with individuals with addictive disorders is required.
  • Prior experience with in-home work is preferred, as well as experience working with a dually diagnosed population.  
  • This position requires applicants to have a high degree of professional development skills, patience, flexibility, organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy, timeliness in documentation, on-time work arrival to daily morning meetings, and the ability to work amicably in a team based environment.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. The hourly rate is $21.63 plus benefits and mileage and cell phone reimbursement.

If interested, please submit an original cover letter and resume.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.