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Admissions Intake Specialist

Acacia Network


We are seeking Bilingual/Spanish Intake Specialist for our Admissions Department.

Job Responsibilties:

Primary liaison with internal and external referral sources for residential and outpatient services.
Maintains a stream of referrals to ensure residential bed and outpatient slots are covered on a weekly basis.
Complete preliminary telephone or face-to-face screening to determine eligibility for services as delineated by contractual requirements via electronic health record system.. Conducts screening interview and complete LOCADTR and other assessment documents. Obtain detailed demographic information on client criminal, family, substance, mental health and other relevant data.
Answers all inquiries from potential program clients, returning all calls within 48-72 hours.
Coordinate with the Benefits department to ensure client financial status via Medicaid and other managed care funding source. May need to review financial information as needed to determine ability to pay for services.
Along with department Director, maintains all program waiting lists and updates all lists on an on-going basis. Maintains weekly/monthly contact with referring case managers and other providers.
As needed, participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences as necessary to ensure good coordination and continuity of care.
Receive regular supervision from Department Director.
Other duties as provided by supervisor

About Us
We’re the largest Hispanic non-profit organization in New York, and the second-largest Hispanic non-profit in the country. We’ve been servicing communities since 1969, and we’ve helped thousands and thousands of people with healthcare, substance abuse treatment, home and hospice care, affordable housing, and more. Each year, we care for more than 181,000 children and 118,000 adults. That’s an average of about 3,200 families. And by hiring talented individuals like you, we’ve been able to expand quickly, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Orlando, and Puerto Rico.

Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity!

To find out more about ACACIA Network please visit our website at

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As one of the paramount not for profit corporations in the country, we offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package; a multitude of benefits, including comprehensive full health care package, disability, life insurance, coupled with a generous vacation and 401K plan as well as flexible schedules.


REQUIREMENTS: Please read carefully
The competitive candidate will have Bachelor’s degree or higher in the social sciences or relevant field.
A minimum of one year experience in assessment process.
Must have a CASAC or be a qualified health professional.
Knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses, substance abuse, and recovery
Knowledge of state and local behavioral health and related services
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to work independently and with others and on a team
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Ability to work under pressure and handle issues which develop unexpectedly
Pass criminal and child abuse back ground check
Bilingual/Spanish required




Job ID: 1268

Posted on 09/14/17; CVMHA ID #11397