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MICA Specialist

WellLife Network

Description

Position Summary: Coordinates specialized services designed to address the specific needs of the MICA consumer. Provides all aspects of care to program participants, to enable them to become independent and productive individuals. This position may have supervised / unsupervised contact and or conversational interaction with consumers while working in the residences, day treatments and habilitation facilities.

Essential Accountabilities

Conducts Intake assessment of all MICA program participants to assess areas of need; assists in the development of individual services plans for the MICA consumer, participates in the quarterly reviews.
Provides networking and linkages between the programs, mental health providers, and alcohol and drug treatment communities, requires both telephone and face-to-face contact; develops treatment plans with other members of the ACT Team and the consumers.
Initiates, conducts and follows up the process of periodic drug/alcohol screens; leads or co-lead psycho educational/substance abuse educational groups; facilitates and monitors participation in various self help groups including MICA support groups, NA, AA; guides the coordination of appropriate medical, psychiatric, substance abuse services.
Participates in weekly supervision with Team Leader; attends all scheduled staff meetings, mandatory in-service training sessions, quarterly and annual meetings at governing body agencies; represents the ACT Team at meetings, trainings not otherwise specified.
Conduct field based visits in the community. The ACT Program requires 85% of their services in the community.
Physically intervenes with participants when individual may cause physical injury to self or others, assists participant in responding to potential dangerous situations, administers emergency first aid to participant.
Assists in the planning, developing and implementation of goals and training to further develop participants skills, including but not limited to:

Budgeting
Grooming
Nutritional planning
use of public transportation
use of community resources
Shopping
Housekeeping
Physical health & development
Adaptive behavior/independent living
Nutrition
Vocational development
Social development

Monitors participants progress- duties include, but are not limited to: seeing, hearing and observing clients, performing manual tasks, reading and writing (documentation), lifting, climbing and descending stairs, traveling, boarding and de-boarding agency vehicles and public transportation (i.e. bus, subway) Provides training in ADL and other areas.
Monitors and records: participants progress identified with MICA issues daily checklists, any behavior contracts quarterly summaries, monthly goal forms and progress notes, family contact log, monthly daily recreation reports, clothing and personal affects inventory; maintains participant records and confidentiality of such records at all times; acts in crisis intervention situations and incident reporting procedures.
Meets routinely with MICA participants and management team to review goal progress, identifies participants needs and updates program plan; participates actively as a member of inter-disciplinary program planning team; participates in OMH approved ACT Orientations and Training.
Acts as a role model for participants; furthers participants in researching and obtaining community resources appropriate and applicable to their needs and goals; follows-up on any aftercare/recommendations for treatment. Escorts/ accompanies participant as needed on appointments (medical, psychiatric, substance abuse).
This does not limit the assignment of duties or exclude the performance of other duties not mentioned, as assigned by supervisor.
Other Responsibilities:

Demonstrate ability to: maintain required written documentations; communicate relevant information to other staff and supervisor(s), verbally and in writing, i.e.; daily communication log, telephone log, incident reports, medication incidents and behavior incidents
Read typed and written correspondence, clinical notes, staff meeting minutes, doctors orders, fire drill logs; communicate information with all staff and supervisor(s) verbally and in writing for the purpose of giving instructions, providing feedback and adjusting work practices.
Ability to work flexible schedules as work schedules, trainings and location are subject to change
Transport self to various sites
Drive facility vehicle when the need arises
Complete the following training courses and perform the techniques taught in each are a required function of the position: Cultural Competency and Child Abuse Reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field required. Masters Degree, as well as CASAC certified required. Two years experience working with Mental Health and Substance Abuse consumers. Experience working with the Forensic Population is a plus. A valid New York State drivers license and access to a vehicle required.

Interested applicants should also go to www.WellLifeNetwork.Org/Careers to submit an application online.

Salary

$45K

Contact

Marlena Douglas, HR Generalist
Email: Marlena.Douglas@WellLifeNetwork.org

Posted on 11/08/17; CVMHA ID #11550