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Substance Use Disorder ( SUD ) Navigator

Company: Prototypes a program of HealthRIGHT360
Location: El Monte
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a registered or certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor? Do you have a desire to make an impact in the lives of others in the community around you? If so, this is the perfect position for you within a great organization. We have two positions available: one involves co-location at the Foothill Area Probation Office (Pasadena) working with the AB109 population and individuals referred by the Public Defenders office, and the other involves co-location at various Permanent Supportive Housing facilities in the San Gabriel Valley. 1. JOB SUMMARY Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Navigators are co-located throughout SPA 3 (San Gabriel Valley) at various county contracted facilities or locations. The role of Client Engagement and Navigation Services (CENS) is to focus on increasing show rates for clients shared with state and county entities with whom they will be working. The SUD Navigator will engage clients, determining which SUD services are most appropriate for individuals based on an ASAM triage assessment for adults and an evidence-based screening tool for youth, motivating the individual to connect with the selected treatment provider, and ensuring that these individuals have the necessary support (e.g., transportation) and health coverage (e.g., Medi-Cal or My Health LA) to successfully connect with these treatment services. The SUD Navigator will provide a critical liaison role in assisting vulnerable individuals involved in multiple systems to access necessary services to address their SUD treatment needs. The SUD Navigator will provide face-to-face interaction to facilitate access to SUD treatment they will also establish and maintain linkages to additional services to appropriately refer clients to service providers that address unmet needs that create barriers to successfully engaging in SUD treatment, such as poor health, domestic violence, and homelessness. 2. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: -Assist clients in entering data in the Department of Public Social Services YourBenefitsNow! - website for Medi-Cal enrollment or contacting a My Health LA provider to schedule an enrollment appointment. -Provide clients with a basic overview of SUD in order to increase the likelihood of a client's understanding and follow-through with treatment. -Discuss the steps to take in case of relapse, including overdose prevention; provide HIV/AIDS education and referrals for HIV testing and treatment services; and discuss the availability of medication-assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid use disorders. -Conduct an ASAM triage assessment to determine if the adult client is in need of SUD treatment and the provisional level of care to which the client will be referred. -May also conduct additional assessments for ancillary service referrals if they have not already been conducted by the referring case worker, including, but not be limited to, vocational rehabilitation, education, transportation, housing, physical health, and other public social services. -Use the Youth and Parent screening tool to determine SUD risks for youth clients and refer them to the nearest appropriate youth outpatient SUD providers, based on client preference and need, for further assessment as appropriate. -Scheduling clients for a full ASAM assessment with a SUD treatment provider that matches the client's needs and preferences using SAPC's electronic Service and Bed Availability Tool (SBAT). -Responsible for entering data into SAPC's electronic health record system so that client information is provided to the treatment provider before the client appears for the appointment, if possible. -Responsible for contacting clients to remind them of their upcoming provider appointments and will coordinate transportation to the SUD treatment provider, if needed. -Responsible for providing substance use disorder trainings to various community partners. -Responsible for conducting community outreach, and participation in job and health fairs to promote public awareness about substance use disorders and to inform consumers about SUD treatment options available through DMC-ODS. And, other duties as assigned. 3. COMPETENCIES: (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies) : It is important that candiates have the following competencies: good written and verbal communication, reliability, time management, customer service, computer literacy, teamwork, tolerance for stress, ambiguity, and change, attention to detail, decision making, integrity and ethics, and cultural sensitivity. 4. EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Required: -Certification from a recognized certifying organization, agency, or Board evidencing training and expertise in areas appropriate to SUD services (CAADAC, CCAPP, CADTP, CADDE, CARR) -Minimum of 2 years experience providing SUD services Desired: -Bachelor's Degree in related field -Bilingual Spanish Speaking 5. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: In an eight-hour workday employee is required to perform work: Sitting: 4 Standing: 2 Walking: 2 Driving: A few times a week Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $17 - $19 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Prototypes a program of HealthRIGHT360, El Monte , Substance Use Disorder ( SUD ) Navigator, Other , El Monte, California

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