Substance Abuse Services Coordinator

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Substance Abuse Services Coordinator

Job Type





E7 (45050.0 - 67575.0)


Clinic Healing Center


Position Summary

Coordinates and provides Substance Abuse Treatment with agencies and resources within the Washoe Tribal Health Clinic and Community.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or human services, AND

  • Two years’ experience in addictive disorders, or related experience; OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or human services, AND

  • Four years’ experience in addictive disorders, or related experience.

  • Must possess a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC), Alcohol and Drug Counselor License (LADC) or Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CADC).

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be HIPAA certified annually.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates ongoing drug and alcohol treatment with Substance Abuse Counselors, Behavioral Health Therapist, and Psychiatrist at Washoe Tribal Healing Center to develop treatment plan and coordinate services.

  • Services coordinator will develop and conduct drug and alcohol assessments and treatment plans, provided ongoing individual and group counseling and support for adolescent and adult clients with drug and/or alcohol dependence, and their families.

  • Develops community outreach and education regarding substance abuse and dependency.

  • Coordinates inpatient rehabilitative services for qualifying clients.

  • Facilitates meetings with clients to obtain personal, family, medical, psychological and legal information to complete a drug and alcohol assessment.

  • Consults with other professional and or family members (with signed release of information) to get a clear picture, of the client’s problems.

  • Develops a treatment plan and recommends a level of care within American Society Addiction Medicine (ASAM) PPC-2R and DSM-V guidelines, and Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse approved requirements.

  • Designs a program of treatment and rehabilitation tailored to the client needs using an assessment model such at the 6 Dimensions: Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal, Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications, Dimension 3: Emotional/Behavioral Conditions and Complications, Dimension 4: Treatment Acceptance/Resistance, Dimension 5: Relapse/Continued Use Potential, Dimension 6: Recovery Environment.

  • Works with family members of client to provide education and therapy to address recovery and treatment for all family members on an as-needed basis.

  • Maintains a confidential case file on all clients with whom contact is made.

  • Charts and documents client progress in electronic health record.

  • Develops and conducts outpatient treatment program, facilitates groups and classes, as well as conducting individual counseling.

  • Schedules sessions and classes as deemed appropriate to meet clients needs outlined in the treatment plan.

  • Knowledge of researching, writing, and maintaining Grants.

  • Meets with patient care committee to coordinate services for clients as needed.

  • Maintains communication and facilitates meetings with coordinating agencies, such as court, probation, or social services to support client in maintaining legal compliance.

  • Meets with other Nevada Native American counselors in order to network common areas of concern, clients, causes and possible approaches for solving problems.

  • Participates with other Washoe Tribal departments in providing drug and alcohol program coordination.

  • Assists in planning, coordinating and scheduling special events and community outreach.

  • Understands and has knowledge of twelve-step recovery program. Educates patients about community-based organizations such as AA, NA, etc.

  • Serves as a member of the behavioral health treatment team in providing culturally competent services.

  • Adheres to all healthcare standards as related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and regulations including established professional standards.

  • Knowledge of community resources for substance abusers.

  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing using business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Ability to assess and diagnose using DSM-V criteria along with ASAM PPC-2R, and assessment tools of Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) and Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST).

  • Ability to be self-motivated, responsible, and reliable, as well as analyze and problem-solve.

  • Ability to apply the principles and concepts of addictive rehabilitation counseling, including interviewing and securing personal and social information.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and express ideas clearly and effectively, and handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with members of the community as well as individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with patients, medical staff, co-workers and other personnel at all levels.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle; stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.