Case Manager and Outreach Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

This position intervenes with pregnant and post-partum women and women of child-bearing age identified as high risk for substance use or who are currently using substances, including opiates, in order to reduce the incidence of drug exposure of their unborn, newborn and young children. Facilitates healthy birth outcomes and a healthy start to family life for all participants. Provides street outreach and recruitment, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS testing and client hygiene and safety kits to women in high need areas. The person in this position will need to be knowledgeable of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and all aspects of opiate use in pregnant and post-partum women.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides screenings/assessments, case management, referral coordination, parenting education, substance abuse education and intervention and identification of critical needs
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community partners in various community-based agencies, Opioid Treatment Sites, maternal and child health providers, Medicaid providers, FQHC’s, OSAR, CPS and other appropriate providers where screenings and other services will be conducted or who may be referral sources
  • Conducts Financial eligibility screening for MAT clients
  • Coordinates services across systems such as maternal/child health providers, CPS, Medicaid providers, FQHCs, and OSARs
  • Enters all screenings, assessments, case notes, and other funder or agency required data into funder and Council data systems in a timely manner
  • Conducts street outreach and pregnancy and HIV/AIDS testing
  • Provides tailored messaging and community education regarding Opioid use
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Fully licensed as an LMSW, LPC or LCDC (Dual LMSW/LCDC helpful)
  • Previous experience working with high risk women and in the substance abuse field
  • Working knowledge of client/community resources and experience in developing relationships with them
  • Experience leading groups and teaching high risk and reluctant client populations
  • Outstanding community relationship skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new evidence based interventions
  • Client engagement skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Timely and accurate documentation skills in electronic health records
  • Above average computer skills: Microsoft Word and Excel;

Preferred experience:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS testing and outreach
  • Strong Motivational Interviewing Skills

Email resume to hrdept@councilonrecovery.org or fax to 281-200-9341