Behavioral Health Network
417 Liberty Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
|Salary Range:||Location:||Westfield MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Part Time||Home Healthcare|
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Preference: Nice to have
|BHN welcomes you to use your knowledge of substance abuse to help others maintain sobriety and live independently!|
Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as an Outreach Substance Abuse Counselor in the Community Based Flexible Support (CBFS) program at Behavioral Health Network! Outreach Substance Abuse Counselors collaborate with Clinical Care Coordinators, group home managers, and outreach support staff to receive referrals of those who are abusing alcohol and other drugs and meet with group home staff to get more details of each individual’s issue and patterns of using. They meet with referred individuals to provide psycho-education on substance abuse and individual counseling and offer training and support to staff and group home workers about ways to approach intoxicated individuals. When an individual returns to the group home under the influence, Outreach Substance Abuse Counselors develop criteria for consequences. Throughout their work, they maintain appropriate service notes and other necessary documentation. There are many opportunities to learn and grow in this position! Outreach Substance Abuse Counselors learn about the different methods of approaching recovery in a dually diagnosed population and become proficient in software applications such as electronic health records.
At the CBFS (Community Based Flexible Services) program at Behavioral Health Network in Westfield, MA, we aim to help adults living with a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis live independently and flourish in their community. CBFS is a voluntary community outreach program funded by the Department of Mental Health. Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
|Outreach Substance Abuse Counselors at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:|
• Master's degree in Human Services or Ph.D. in related field, plus one year's experience; or doctoral, ABD, with one half year's experience.
• Experience in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders (required).
• Have a clinical license, or be eligible within 6 months (required).
• Have a reliable vehicle, a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License, good driving record and appropriate car insurance coverage (required).
• Have general knowledge of computer software applications and be able to use a keyboard effectively.
• Familiarity with internet, e-mail, and basic word processing.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhninc.org and click on “Work Here and Make a Difference” to apply!