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MAT Program Coordinator

Behavioral Health
Status: 
Full Time
Department: 
Behavioral Health
Location: 
Warren
Hours: 
Full Time
Description: 

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MAJOR FUNCTION:
Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Director of Behavioral Health the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program Manager works to ensure the day to day operations and monitoring the site’s substance use/medication assisted treatment program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement of the MAT program.  In collaboration with the Sr. Director of Behavioral Health and Supervisor of Behavioral Health works to ensure the growth, ongoing development and strategic direction of the program.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordination of MAT services which includes the following: insuring completion of appropriate prescreening of patients applying for treatment, scheduling of substance use evaluation and appointments for DATA 2000 Waivered medical providers. 
  • Oversight and supervision of all MAT program personnel which includes Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Community Health Worker.
  • Develops and maintains liaison relationships with community resources, specifically other behavioral health and substance abuse agencies.  Works to establish collaborative services and to lessen duplication of care.
  • Assist with the standardization, documentation and evaluation of MAT policies and procedures
  • Interprets Center substance use policies and procedures to providers, institutions, agencies, recipients, and other concerned individuals.
  • Establishes and maintains necessary records and files.  Drafts correspondence in the course of official duties.
  • Collects, records, and analyzes significant program-related data; develops monthly statistical and programmatic reports.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of special projects and/or pilot programs.
  • Responsible for the agenda of the bi-weekly MAT meetings as well as record keeping of all meeting notes.

Direct Service:

  • Provide in-depth substance use treatment to all MAT patients.
  • Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  • Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
  • Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a graduate school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Licensure by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical and Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC) 

 
PREREQUISITES FOR THE JOB:

  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to have compassion and empathy towards different types of people regardless of race, sex, age, socio-economic class and/or sexual orientation.
  • Ability to work in a professional, confidential, and collaborative capacity.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and make independent judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to listen and effectively understand the needs of the Behavioral Health team members and to develop creative measures to resolve issues and/or concerns that may adversely impact the team dynamic.
  • Knowledge of state and federal confidentiality, contract management and program administration regulations.
  • Knowledge and use of different communication and learning styles.
  • Knowledge of organizational, strategic, participatory, collaborative skills.
  • Knowledge of empowerment and self-advocacy techniques.
  • Knowledge of participatory planning techniques.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of strength based modalities and evidence based practices and commitment to adherence to such as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of Substance Abuse Disorders and experience working in Mental Health.
  • Excellent computer skills with specific knowledge of Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, and Internet Explorer.
  • Excellent time management skills in order to multi-task, manage schedules and appointment and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends may be required.

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Specifically, the office work environment is fast-paced, and may involve frequent contact with at-risk populations (homeless, alcohol and substance abusers, mentally-ill, etc.), which will require the individual to use good judgment in accessing the environment to ensure his/her own safety