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Chemical Health Coordinator-Nexus Onarga

Nexus Treatment

This is a Contract position in Onarga, IL posted October 17, 2020.

OverviewProvide a comprehensive education/treatment program for residents assessed as chemical abusers or as chemically dependent.Responsibilities1. Initiate screening and procedures for resident evaluation and treatment planning.2. Develop individual treatment plans for residents.3. Provide Chemical Health Counseling on site to residents.4. Coordinate Outpatient Treatment.5. Prepare reports and maintain resident files.6. Ensure compliance with Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse licensing standards.7. Ensure the proper management of specific department/program budget.8. Direct, manage and support the ongoing selection, evaluation and development of appropriate staff.9. Administer and monitor health and safety decisions.10. Provide transportation as necessary.11. Attend staff meetings and training session as required by Nexus. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities.12. Ensure confidentiality regarding residents’ medical background and treatment issues.13. Perform other job and work-related responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.QualificationsEducation, Credentials and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in a Social Services field and 3 years experience in Chemical Health counseling. Must meet Medicaid requirements for a Qualified Mental Health Professional. First Aid/CPR/Infection Control/TCI/CPI/Medication certification. CADC certification required. Valid driver’s license. Must meet state regulating agency driving requirements and pass corporate insurance eligibility standards. Must complete 40 hours of SACY-specific training within the first 6 months of employment; 8 hours annually thereafter (in Illinois). Must complete 40 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every 2 years to maintain the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional certification.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesRemain current on all required training and certifications. Keep abreast of new therapeutic treatment techniques, assessments and ever-changing documentation requirements for treatment. Willingly share knowledge and teach staff as appropriate. Exhibit clear, professional, respectful and effective communication when interfacing with residents, coworkers, families and external contacts and willingly share knowledge, information and resources appropriately. Develop and maintain healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries with residents, families and coworkers. Exhibit a high degree of ethical conduct, integrity and confidentiality. While conducting therapy, demonstrate the ability to keep the group or individual “on track” and moving towards the achievement of the treatment goal. Interact with and appreciate people from diverse cultural, social and religious backgrounds. Demonstrate professionalism and work accountability – make self available to staff, exhibit a spirit of cooperation among team members and comply with corporate and site policies and procedures. Utilize organizational skills and tools to proactively manage multiple client treatment needs and adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance. Exhibit flexibility and cooperation with scheduling needs. Ensure responsibilities are covered, if applicable, when absent. Exhibit ability to lead and provide work direction by example and through mentoring in a manner that is patient, positive, respectful, non-threatening and support of Nexus methods, culture and values. Demonstrate the ability to handle emergency or crisis situations and use sound judgment by taking appropriate actions. Remain calm and effectively manage stressful workload conditions and difficult, emotionally charged or crisis situations. Also demonstrate self-awareness and willingness to process ones’ own emotional and behavioral responses to situations in the workplace and demonstrate professional use of self in day-to-day work situations. Supports the mission of Nexus by exemplifying the Cornerstone Values and the Nexus Guiding Principles in all interactions with internal and external customers, and in all work performed on behalf of the organization.Physical DemandsMust be able to assist staff in proper restraining of residents. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance.