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Job Title:        Clinical Associate

Reports To:    Support Services Manager

Level:          Experienced

Location:    Nashville

Classification:  Full time, non-exempt

Education:       high school

Travel:       none

Job Shift:       Day/Night/F/T, P/T, PRN

Job Category:            Healthcare

 

Mission:         

The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care.

Summary:

Clinical Associates are responsible for providing client supervision in a structured, supportive residential environment, while communicating with and accessing the support of professional staff. Clinical Associates will be scheduled for 2 holidays/year.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include the following:

  • Monitor, educate and assist clients in performance of activities of daily living in accordance with goals and problem area identified on individualized treatment plan.
  • Assists clients with self-care and other living skills engaging with support and encouragement.
  • Assist Admissions and Treatment Team with new intakes by searching client belongings, giving client tours, facilitating new client orientation, etc. 
  • Document client activities and client interaction in EHR where appropriate. 
  • Provide shift reports via email to Clinical Staff at the end of each shift detailing any therapeutic interactions had with clients on that shift.
  • Prepare client rooms when they transition, includes removing remaining belongings, sweeping/mopping, changing linens, room name placard, etc.
  • Perform urine drug screens/breathalyzer as assigned and on suspicion. Follow agency protocol for a presumptive positive screen.
  • Provides assistance at the front desk as needed; directing incoming calls to appropriate staff and interacting with guests, visitors, family members and outside providers.
  • Engage clients in fun, recovery activities when appropriate to aid in emotion regulation, behavior modification and re-direction as needed.
  • Report facility maintenance concerns.
  • Completes room checks, safety checks and client supervision checks throughout shift as needed.
  • Carry out responsibilities pertaining to the operation of the facility, including all events, activities, utilizing safety management, emergency procedures and non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Transport residents to and from appointment, groups and other activities as requested by supervisor.
  • Maintain order in storage closet as needed.
  • Employs de-escalation techniques mediating potential crisis between clients when necessary.
  • Communicate with medical staff the medical needs of clients and assist them is accessing care
  • Utilizes local crisis response plan in case of emergency psychiatric emergency (i.e. suicidal/homicidal ideation or threats) with the direction of supervisor.  
  • Utilize effective communication when contacting On-Call staff to report pertinent information afterhours.
  • Attend meetings and trainings in-house, electronic, Webinar, etc as directed by supervisor.
  • Follow agency protocol with regard to contraband and items not allowed in resident possession.
  • Remain engaged and available during shift including overnight staff.
  • Participate in continuing education activities, remaining knowledgeable in areas related to the focus of the residential program ie; addiction, mental health
  • Perform light clerical duties as assigned.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate degree or some college preferred
  • Minimum experience working with target population preferred
  • Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC) preferred
  • Knowledge of substance abuse/addiction issues or related work experience preferred
  • Possess proficient computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional therapeutic boundaries

Other Requirements:

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license, F Endorsement preferred
  • Personal automobile insurance

All Employees will adhere to the following professional standards:

  • Honor the agency mission:  The mission of The Next Door is to live out our faith by providing a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.
  • Consistently treat residents and co-workers with the utmost respect.
  • Keep ALL information regarding staff, residents, diagnosis, group information, etc. confidential at all times.
  • Work as a necessary part of the team effort.
  • Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
  • Participate in ongoing meetings and trainings as required by the leadership of The Next Door
  • Be creative and assist leadership with ideas for improving the overall quality of the services and environment for the residents of The Next Door.
  • Encourage core values of The Next Door, Inc. at all times.

To apply, go to our website, www.thenextdoor.org.

10-22-18

Job Title:     Intake Specialist 

 

Reports to:  Director of Admissions

 

Classification:      Full-time/Part-time/PRN, non-exempt

 

Orientation Period:  90 days

 

 

 

Mission

The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care.

Summary:

To initiate and complete the intake process, determine appropriate level of care based on assessment while collaborating and maintaining open communication with admissions, medical and clinical staff.   

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include the following:

  • Assesses perspective patients for treatment, identifying psychosocial, mental health and medical issues through a face-to-face assessment upon admission
  • Determines what LOC the client meets using ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria and medical necessity guidelines.
  • Assist in the process of referring out clients if they do not meet appropriate criteria for admission.
  • Ensure timely and professional documentation in accordance with TND, Inc. policy, professional code of ethics and as determined by grants, TDMHSAS licensure, CARF and other requirements.
  • Completes the initial treatment plan and integrative summary in TIER.
  • Completes and reviews initial ASI assessment with client.  
  • Conducts pre-certification call after the completion of the intake assessment by interfacing with the clients managed care company. Will complete peer to peer reviews if initial request is denied.
  • Reviews and understands insurance information provided by the admissions office, clarifies which benefits are available to client, and/or any discrepancies.
  • Complete necessary documentation for grant clients and enter data into TN-WITS system.
  • Serves as the clients advocate to get needs met related to intake and assessment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Operation’s staff, Clinical staff, Assessment Unit staff, Utilization Review staff, Nursing Staff and Residential Counselors.
  • Assures information is communicated effectively internally as well as externally to clients, families and referral sources as needed.
  • Attend treatment team weekly and present case information to clinical staff regarding recent admissions.  
  • Participate in rotating on-call system once a month for admissions concerns.
  • Other additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Retrieves admissions phone calls and conduct phone screening assessments for potential admissions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience:    

  • Master’s degree in counseling or social work required. 
  • Current license, actively pursuing license or license-eligible in mental health or social work is required. 
  • Certification in ASI and ASAM assessments required at time of hire or obtain at next offering
  • Experience working directly with women who have substance use and/or mental illness is required.
  • Experience assessing treatment levels of care preferred.

Other Requirements:

Possess proficient computer skills Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Valid driver’s license. Personal automobile insurance. Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources. Ability to work with high degree of precision, paying attention to detail to achieve the high accuracy levels required and timely follow-up and close-out of all matters.  Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing to minimize confusion and additional concerns. 

 

All Employees will adhere to the following professional standards:

  • Honor the agency mission:  The mission of The Next Door is to live out our faith by providing a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.
  • Consistently treat residents and co-workers with the utmost respect.
  • Keep ALL information regarding staff, residents, diagnosis, group information, etc. confidential at all times.
  • Work as a necessary part of the team effort.
  • Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
  • Participate in ongoing meetings and trainings as required by the leadership of The Next Door.
  • Be creative and assist leadership with ideas for improving the overall quality of the services and environment for the residents of The Next Door.
  • Encourage core values of The Next Door, Inc. at all times.

 

To apply, please go to our website, www.thenextdoor.org.

10-22-18

Position: Peer Recovery/General

Good Afternoon – if you are looking for a career and want to be a part of one of the nation’s largest agencies owned and operated by people with lived experience of mental health conditions and addictions now is the time to act. The Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association has several job openings throughout the state of Tennessee including several for Peer Recovery Specialists.

Here is the link to apply for TMHCA Jobs http://tmhca-tn.org/jobs/

If you are not the right person for these positions maybe you know someone that is so feel free to pass it on.

Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association

3931 Gallatin Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37216

www.tmhca-tn.org