Addiction Specialist

Job Description

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Addiction Specialist


Job Description

Project SHaRE is a grant funded program funded through Public Health Solutions (PHS) provided harm reduction services to clients who are actively using substances and/or alcohol or have 12 months or less in recovery and are HIV positive. The program will provide individual, group, and family counseling for clients who are interested in harm reduction counseling. Additionally services will be offered for biomedical counseling for partners and overdose prevention.

Project SHaRE is currently looking for a CASAC to enhance our staff and services.


The CASAC will be responsible, along with Social Worker, for delivering all contract services, including AOD services; facilitating group/individual/family counseling; intake/assessments/service plans; EBIs. Facilitates groups and assists with coordination with program participant's primary care provider.

Primary Duties

· Work as part of a multidisciplinary clinic and team to deliver harm reduction services to a diverse population.

· Provide individual, group and family harm reduction counseling services using motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral therapy.

· Co-facilitate Methadone Maintenance and Meditation Group, as well as other groups to be determines.

· Co-facilitate focus groups to determine program services.

· Assist Project Director and Social Worker with client in-reach and assist patient Navigator and harm reduction peers with targeted case finding and client outreach.

· Facilitate the group level Seeking Safety evidenced based intervention.

· Conduct initial intakes and assessments/reassessments and service plans with program participants.

· Participate in the creation of an ongoing outreach plan and help to determine case finding strategies.

· Coordinate with primary care providers at PKC to ensure clients are engaged in HIV care. Provide client assistance services to ensure Program participants are linked to other support services, including housing, insurance, transportation and other social services.

· Assist Patient Navigator with client re-engagement activities.

· Assist clients who need additional harm reduction services such a s biomedical counseling for PrEP; prescribing and monitoring buprenorphine; acupuncture and overdose prevention education and training (naloxone).



CASAC certification required with a High School Diploma/GED, Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree. Knowledge of Federal and state substance abuse laws and regulations. Must have significant knowledge of Addictions.

Previous Experience

High School Diploma/GED with CASAC and a minimum of four years previous paid counseling experience is required; or BA with a minimum of two years previous paid counseling experience is required; or Master's Degree with a minimum of two semesters school internships in substance abuse treatment programs or mental health fields. Must have good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

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