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DHS Behavioral Health Case Review Analyst

Arkansas Department of Human Services – Division of Youth Services

Description

Note: This position will function as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Job # 37115

Copy and paste this link to apply (required): https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/job/Alexander-DHS-BEHAV-HLTH-CASE-REVIEW-ANALYST-AR-72022/1130490300/

HIRING OFFICIAL: Pam Dodson

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be registered as a Peer in Training and working towards Peer Support Specialist certification – OR – Be a Certified Peer Support Specialist;
  • Be trained in the Arkansas State Peer Specialist Model;
  • Experience in working with Youth in a juvenile system;
  • Experience working with individuals with substance use issues;
  • Be able to work independently and organize their own schedule;
  • Experience in working on a multidisciplinary team;
  • Be able to travel throughout the state;
  • Overnight stay may be required within the state;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and meet the eligibility requirements to be covered by the  state insurance policy. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle safely and according to applicable laws.

JOB SUMMARY, DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) is an active member of the Treatment Team and provides peer support services to individuals with substance use disorders, under the supervision of a Peer Recovery Peer Supervisor (PRPS). Peer Recovery Support Specialist will work in collaboration with and provide guidance to programs on Recovery Services. Peer Recovery Support Specialist will function as a role model to individuals; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of life skills; and will serve as a recovery advocate, providing information and peer support for individuals in outpatient and inpatient settings. The PRSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist individuals of all ages in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Approved Recovery resources may be utilized by the PRSS in the provision of services.

  1. Participates in Treatment Team Meeting;
  2. Participates in Treatment Team Reviews;
  3. Group Facilitator;
  4. Orientation;
  5. Provides Resources, including community;
  6. Collaborates with Programs on development and process of Peer Services

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Summary:

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Health Case Review Analyst is responsible for monitoring and coordinating the development of community support programs and monitoring and evaluating mental health services for certification. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Functions:

  • Monitors and coordinates the development of community support programs by reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of behavioral health services provided to clients.
  • Oversees and conducts the certification review process for behavioral health services by reviewing and analyzing service needs, assuring placement in the least restrictive environment, preparing comprehensive reports on findings, and recommending and monitoring corrective action.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance to individuals and agencies to exchange information and/or interpret state and federal policies, procedures, and guidelines and to identify problems and formulate solutions.
  • Plans, prepares, and gives presentations, training, and technical assistance, both statewide and nationally, to promote and strengthen behavioral health programs.
  • Assists in development of community support program budgetary requests and tracks/monitors expenditures.
  • Collects and maintains data relative to behavioral health client service requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of mental health programs and services. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and laws applicable to mental health services. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of mental health programs and services.
  • Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports. Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, public administration or a related field; plus one year of experience in a behavioral health program.

Licenses:
None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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Start date: February 9, 2024

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Deadline: March 25, 2024

Alexander, AR

CIT

Quality Living Center

Description
  • Counselors In Training assists the client in gaining insight and motivation aimed at resolving problems related to the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Assists the client in evaluating his/her usage of alcohol and/or drugs, and in recognizing the abuse or addiction.
  • Provides professional guidance, assistance and support to the client in his/her efforts to develop and/or maintain responsible and functional lifestyle.
  • Recognizes problems beyond the scope of the counselor’s training, and to be willing to refer the client for other appropriate professional services.
  • Provides all of the above professional services.
  • Provides all of the above professional services as needed to the client’s spouse, family and employer.

How to apply: Contact facility – Quality Living Center, 3925 Asher Ave., Little Rock AR 72204

Dino Davis/Curtis Keith – (501) 663-3490

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Start date: February 7, 2024

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Deadline: March 31, 2024

Little Rock, AR

Rehabilitation Counselor

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Description

Summary

The Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for implementing and monitoring individualized rehabilitation programs and providing therapeutic counseling and referral services for patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Functions

Develops an individualized written rehabilitation program with individuals in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Monitors independent living skills or vocational training; evaluates and documents individuals progress in a rehabilitation program. Interviews clients to obtain background information and social history; administers psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments; makes recommendations for admission. Conducts individual or group counseling sessions to increase client self- esteem and to aid client’s social, emotional, psychological, and physical well- being. Makes referral to other services and resources to assist with needs of clients. Prepares and analyzes reports including case work progress notes, logs of activities, and documentation of sessions, maintain reports including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work recorded. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling, rehabilitation, and case management. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed. Ability to provide treatment, guidance, and counseling to clients. Ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information and evaluating and monitoring treatment plans.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology, or a related field; plus three years of experience in rehabilitation counseling or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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Start date: January 12, 2024

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Deadline: January 29, 2024

Little Rock, AR

LPC, LCSW, LADAC, LPE-1

Lake Point Recovery and Wellness

Description

The Recovery and Wellness Counselor will provide positive, life-changing tools to counsel clients based on the Living in Balance curriculum and the Matrix Model curriculum. The Recovery and Wellness Counselor is responsible for ensuring counseling deadlines are met, treatment plans are individualized, and the successful completion of each client who enters the program. The Recovery and Wellness Counselor will complete routine inspections of all residential and transitional living clients, while providing holistic therapeutic counseling to clients with drug and/or alcohol substance use disorders. The Addiction Rehabilitation Counselor is also responsible for properly documenting all therapy sessions, tools used, and incidents of the clients that are served.

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Start date: January 3, 2024

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Deadline: March 3, 2024

Russellville, AR

Treatment Specialist - 2nd and 3rd shifts

Lake Point Recovery and Wellness

Description

The Treatment Specialist serves as support staff and is responsible for answering evening phone calls, taking and monitoring vital signs, observing detoxification clients, preparing snacks and breakfast, observing and monitoring clients, maintaining a clean and sanitary environment at all times, supervising treatment activities, conducting weekend life-skill groups, mock meetings, and structured activities that are conducive to successfully completing treatment while adhering to Agency, behavioral health, and federal and state guidelines.

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Start date: January 3, 2024

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Deadline: March 3, 2024

Russellville, AR

DOC Advisor

Department of Community Correction

Description

Functions

  • Processes new inmates/residents by interviewing inmate/resident and reviewing records to determine classification, parole violations, and mental health history/status.
  • Assigns inmate number.
  • Counsels inmates/residents experiencing psychological, sociological, or family problems by discussing options and guiding inmates/residents in their decision-making.
  • Refers and/or recommends treatment programs as indicated by the mental health social history.
  • Maintains inmate/resident counseling records, prepares reports, and may participate in mental health staffing to develop treatment plans for specific inmates/residents.
  • Aides inmates in special programs, meetings, hobby crafts, college courses, or similar programs.
  • Conducts psycho-educational group counseling for the inmate/resident population.
  • Participates in mental health psychiatric clinic and may assist in maintaining the unit mental health med-log.
  • Performs segregation reviews to assess inmates/residents on isolation/segregated status and make recommendations to the clinic supervisor/staff.
  • Works with other staff in the correctional setting in responding to inmate/resident crises, providing continuity of care, and maintaining the unit’s safety and security.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Start date: October 9, 2023

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Deadline: Until filled.

Fayetteville, AR

Addictions Counselor CIT, ADC, AADC, LADAC, CS

Recovery Centers of Arkansas

Description

Addictions Counselors work under the supervision of the Clinical Director for the assigned program; responsible for provision of treatment, educational and case management services as identified in the individual plan of care including the linking of clients with resources; responsible for accurate and timely documentation of all services provided in compliance with RCA policies, state licensure and CARF accreditation standards. Serves as a Primary Treatment Provider.

**CREDENTIALS NEEDED: CIT, ADC, CADC, AADC, LADAC, or CS**

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide comprehensive substance abuse assessment, utilizing identified screening instruments. Develop person-centered Master Treatment Plan, reflecting diagnosis and placement consistent with ASAM criteria
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate for clients and families
  • Provide case management services to include coordinating services with other programs, provide aftercare/discharge planning; participate in treatment staffings. Maintain client records consistent with procedures and accreditation standards

QUALIFYING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to document electronically the provision of services
  • Ability to relate positively and courteously to staff, clients and public
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and procedures; Ability to accurately describe and document observations
  • Ability to respond effectively and calmly in a crisis situation
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatment and the dynamics of substance use disorders
  • Ability to stand, walk, reach, bend, push, pull, lift a minimum of 10 pounds and use stairs

QUALIFYING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree
  • Certification by the state of Arkansas in the field of substance abuse or actively seeking such certification or licensure (CIT, ADC, CADC, AADC, LADAC)
  • Knowledge of substance abuse resources and evidence-based practices
  • No criminal history of felony or a violent offense; not currently on parole or probation
  • A valid Arkansas Drivers License with no more than 3 moving traffic violations within the past 3 years and no DWI convictions within the past 5 years and over the age of 21 but under the age of 65

Job Type: Full-time exempt, salaried position. It requires a 30-day, excluding any earned leave, notice of intent to terminate employment.

For more information contact Samantha Shelnut at 501-614-4923 or email sshelnut@rcofa.org

or Apply Online @ https://www.rcofa.org/employment/

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Deadline: Open until filled.

Little Rock, AR

CAADC, CADC

MedMark Treatment Center

Description

Responsibilities:

  • Counselor will conduct individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Coordinate care of assigned patients and present patient status and concerns with treatment team accordingly.
  • Conduct comprehensive patient assessments and the development and implementation of patient treatment plans according to State regulatory requirements
  • Provide clinical services and patient care and education and opiate addiction counseling services to patients
  • Excellent documentation and computer skills required
  • Other related duties as determined by supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with chemically dependent individuals
  • Must demonstrate a positive, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude toward our patient population
  • Understanding of an EMR system (electronic medical records)
  • Satisfactory drug screen and criminal background check.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities through our counselor career path
  • Rewarding opportunity with the ability to impact individuals’ life

 

How to apply:

Go to baymark.com, click on Careers, then search counseling and location, Springdale, AR.

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Deadline: Open until filled.

Springdale, AR

Outreach Specialist SA 1034

AFMC

Description

Responsible for reviewing behavioral health/substance use treatment and DYS setting client records to determine appropriateness and quality of treatment services in compliance with Medicaid licensure policies and DYS program deliverables. Collaborate with medical and other professional staff to accomplish goals within designated timeframes. Answers directly to the Behavioral Health supervisor/department manager and is accountable for ensuring services are implemented according to strategic directives and contract deliverables. Ensures that AFMC’s mission, vision and values are upheld by personal example. Support the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork.

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree. Must be certified by one of the following: The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) as an Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (AADC) or Alcohol Drug Counselor/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (ADC) or Certified The Arkansas State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SBEADAC) as a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) or Licensed Associate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADAC); The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NAADAC), the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (ICRC), or the National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates/Master Addictions Counselor (NBCC). At least 3 years in juvenile justice setting also required.
Desirable: Master’s Degree in a mental health related field. Licensed mental health professional in the state of Arkansas.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Three (3) years’ experience in social service, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. Must be trained and possess experience in proper investigative techniques and detailed instruction on writing deficiencies.
Desirable: Quality Assurance / Utilization

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS:

Reliable, high-speed wireless internet service (Wi-Fi)

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Deadline: Open until filled.

Little Rock, AR

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