Co-Occurring Specialist

Location: Atlantic City, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Days
Reports to: Director EIS

Trainings: QPRT, CPI, HSFACPR required.

This position will provide addiction services including, but not limited to, assessment, group, individual and family sessions and other modalities to clients and their families according to demonstrated competence. They will demonstrate warmth, hopefulness and enthusiasm in their work on behalf of consumers and will have a personal philosophy that is person-centered and embodies wellness, recovery and resiliency.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that screening has a uniform, appropriate and fully integrated assessment for co-occurring disorders and AHS ongoing consultation, if needed during the assessment process. Based on which assessment tool is currently in use in the screening center, it may be necessary to develop a modification to ensure that the tool is integrated.
  • Develops relationships and processes with the emergency room (where applicable).
    • To ensure notification as needed when an individual arrives intoxicated upon admission.
    • To assist in the determination of whether the individual requires assessment in the screening center.
  • If assessment by the screening center is not needed (primary alcohol and drug issue), referral is facilitated to appropriate level of care in the addictions system.
  • Consults with screening centers to facilitate cross-systems referrals if a placement issue arises.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of affiliation agreements across multiple systems to facilitate referral to the appropriate treatment environment to meet needs.
  • Provides regular in-service training, technical assistance and case review to screening center personnel.
  • In consultation with DMHS, provides direct training, consultation, technical assistance and case conferences and brings in consultants to provide training for staff of the local DMHS system in the geographic area assigned. The specialist may be requested to provide regional training.
  • Participates in state, county and local level task forces and committees as appropriate, such as PAC, systems review and others, as assigned.
  • Participates in all meetings relevant in development, implementation and monitoring of this project.
  • Develops and maintains an active resource manual.
  • Provides outcome measures at least quarterly.
  • Conducts other activities (e.g., consultation, education, etc.) as needed to ensure high quality of services and effective coordination of all available systems of care.
  • Documentation must be completed within one (1) calendar day of service delivery.
  • Productivity goals shall meet percentage as designated by department.

  • Education Requirement: Master's degree in behavioral health.
  • Valid LCSW or LPC license AND valid LCADC.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in the provision of care to individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders inclusive of all domains of care outlined in licensure requirements. Minimum 2 years of experience in cross-systems referrals, which included development and maintaining linkages to meet the needs of a wide variety of needs.
  • Licensure: LCADC. Valid NJ driver's license for use of company vehicle.

Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Nicholas Papandrew
Applicants only. We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from recruiters/search firms.

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