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Substance Abuse Specialist

Company: Merakey
Location: Grosse Tete
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? - At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do. -We are seeking a Substance Abuse Specialist to join our program in Baton Rouge, LA. -Earn $18.18 - $21.63 / hr + $6,750 mileage stipend - -The Substance Abuse Specialists (SAS) are an essential part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. The multidisciplinary team provides evidenced based services to members diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. The SAS provides individual substance abuse therapy and facilitates substance use disorder groups to consumers in service. Create the person-centered treatment plan, review, and change the individual crisis plan as required, and complete annual substance use assessment. Ability to meet the client where they are in treatment and utilize motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction techniques when working with members. Maintain thorough and timely clinical documentation such as: -progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, and interpretative summaries. - -BENEFITS Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and much more! -To fill out an on-line application: -Requisition number: -71913 -ABOUT MERAKEYMerakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. -Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse. -Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! -We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. -The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or another human service-related fieldMust be LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor), CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor), PLPC (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) or Counselor In Training (CIT)Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service systemValid Louisiana driver's licenseAppropriate state and federal clearances.

Keywords: Merakey, Baton Rouge , Substance Abuse Specialist, Other , Grosse Tete, Louisiana

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