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Caz Recovery Support Services Specialist in Buffalo, New York

Support Services Specialist

Buffalo, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=200+Albany+Street+Buffalo+NY+14213)

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Description

Cazenovia Recovery is a great place to work! We offer many benefits and extras to our staff members. This position is responsible for coordinating services for recovery, employment, education, support groups and housing within agency Reintegration programs.

  • Facilitates weekly didactic and process groups.

  • Develops comprehensive evaluation, service plans, phase changes and continuing stays.

  • Documents individual progress in accordance with agency policy and procedure.

  • Prepares discharge summaries in accordance with agency policy and procedure.

  • Provides case management of assigned residents.

  • Is responsible for case management, including enhancement of adult daily living skills.

  • Meets with residents regularly to monitor progress and revises services plans as needed.

  • Makes referrals, coordinates services and maintains regular ongoing consultations with other providers, legal agencies, community organizations etc. to ensure smooth transitions and minimizes fragmentation of services.

  • Helps the resident to identify and link with community agencies, resources and supports.

  • Coordinates educational and/or vocational skill development.

  • Organizes and maintains case records.

  • Assists with the admission process and orientation of new residents as needed.

  • Ensures the safety of all residents during assigned hours.

  • Responds to all immediate social or housekeeping issues as they arise.

  • Provides breathalyzer and toxicology screening as needed.

  • Responds to any crises and emergencies.

  • Completes data input into the agency database.

  • Responds in a professional and responsible manner to incidents involving contagious diseases (i.e., HIV, Hepatitis B, TB etc.).

  • Assists with the program’s medication policies and procedures.

  • Assists with transportation as needed.

  • Facilitates the resident government’s program guidelines.

  • Provides resident education.

  • Serves on agency committees as requested.

  • Carries out additional duties essential to the above-stated responsibilities as assigned.

  • Is mindful of and integrates Trauma-Informed Care and its five principles in all duties and interactions with fellow staff, residents, and external partners.

  • Maintains compliance with all required rules and regulations including Federal Confidentiality (42 CFR, Part 2), HIPAA, Medicaid and/or HUD, and any others.

Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in Human Services; and

  • At least one year of experience in the substance use, mental health, or human services field; and

  • Must possess a valid New York State Driver’s license.

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