Addictions Case Worker job Albuquerque New Mexico
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Addictions Case Worker Job

Employer Name: Good Shepherd Center SpiderID: 8588935
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Date Posted: 4/23/2019
Wage: Category: Social Services
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
The Good Shepherd Center, a Saint John of God ministry, a mission of service to the poor and homeless people of the Albuquerque metropolitan area, is seeking an Addictions Case Worker to provide case management services to clients participating in the Centerís drug and alcohol recovery program (Fresh Start). This position assists clients in a process of personal empowerment to achieve rehabilitation and re-entry into independent living as a productive member of the community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Manage the casework component of the Fresh Start Program, developing casework program goals, objectives, and plans; implementing plans and priorities, executing all casework functions, evaluating program outcomes, and developing program improvements.
 Assess and orient clients applying for admission to the Fresh Start Program, including carrying out the intake procedure.
 Administer Fresh Start Program post-treatment elements, to include explaining program guidelines and expectations.
 Assess and develop individualized service plans for clients and develop housing, aftercare, and relapse prevention focused plans for post treatment clients.
 Facilitate group sessions and empower clients to cooperate, work in groups, and support each other with their individual goals.
 Monitor clientsí progress through regular follow-up, updates, crises intervention, and development of personalized relapse prevention plans.
 Provide support to clients in finding and maintaining housing by contributing to the enhancement of skill building activities for daily living.
 Refer clients to other resources if the Fresh Start Program does not meet their needs.
 Assist clients to consider options for leisure and social time, empowering them in building supportive networks to enhance independent living.
 Provide supportive counseling and skills development in order to assist clients in preparing for interviews with landlords and employers.
 Create and maintain appropriate and professional case documentation, and prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports as appropriate.
 Develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and external support systems to provide complementary services to clients.
 Attend and participate in team and clinical meetings, promoting program goals through team work.
 Maintain LADAC credential through continuing education
 Maintain and abide by confidentiality and ethical standards of the Good Shepherd Center at all times.

Job Requirements:
Qualification Requirements:

 Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LADAC) certification
 Bachelor of Social Work degree, or a Bachelorís Degree in a related field, such as agency counseling, art therapy, clinical psychology, guidance counseling, human and family studies, mental health/community counseling, and psychology
 Counseling experience that demonstrates skill in application of the 12-steps program
 A working knowledge of cause and effect of homelessness, poverty, health, mental health, and related issues
 Knowledge of employment and housing resources in the Albuquerque metropolitan area
 Awareness of public health and educational resources available for addiction related programs
 Strong interpersonal, problem solving skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work overload
 Excellent written communication skills to produce memoranda, correspondence, and progress reports
 Strong and current computer skills
 Strong organizational and program management skills in conjunction with administrative skills to a high standard of professionalism.

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Job Criteria:
Start Date: immediate
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time:

Company Profile:
Good Shepherd Center is a direct service agency for the homeless. We provide shelter, food, respite, and clothing to Albuquerque's homeless men.

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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Brother Sean McIsaac Company Type: Employer
Company: Good Shepherd Center
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Zip: 87102
Web Site:

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