5 years of experience required
As the Addictions Specialist, you will:
- Be responsible for screening, assessment, referral and the follow-up of all Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) applicants, TCA Re-determinations and TCA customers who self-refer for substance abuse problems, as well as, for the Food Stamp Drug Felons, located at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services.
- Be responsible for follow-ups, assessments and referring customers to the appropriate level of treatment.
- Identify, through substance abuse screenings or through a referral for urinalysis, TCA, Food Stamp Drug Felons, and Mothers and Fathers who have been identified by DSS Caseworkers, Supervisors, and Hospital Social Workers at time of delivery as suspected of illicit drugs use and or abuse.
- Assess and/or refer to treatment TCA customers and Food Stamp Drug Felons identified as having a substance abuse problem.
- Provide follow-up to determine the customer's status and/or compliance with the substance abuse treatment.
- Combine and complete a monthly team report.
- Conduct home and hospital visits of mother whose newborn has been identified with a positive toxicology screen for illicit substance and are considered to be at high risk for child abuse or neglect.
- Collaborate with the Family Recovery Program case managers in the event the customers are engaged through the court system.
- Administer the Statewide Maryland Automated Record Tracking System/Treatment Assignment Protocol (SMART-TAP) to assess the customers to gather pertinent information at time of assessment
- Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to alcohol and drug treatment practices as well as community addictions services.
- Knowledge of and experience with the various assessment tools and client placement criteria using ASAM criteria.
- Knowledge of the state treatment providers and their admissions requirements.
- Current certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor or a Certified Associate Counselor from the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. A minimum of an Associates of Arts degree, along with 5 years experience in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited educational institution; and least five years of documented experience in substance abuse treatment experience.