MICA Specialist
Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, Inc.
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Post Date: Aug 22, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $21.15
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
Job Reference: OMH-MICA
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Responsibilities: As a member of a program that supports the development and maintenance of independent living skills for persons with mental illness and concurring diagnosis of substance abuse, counseling and other support services to residents in the Apartment Program.

Duties include:
1.        provide internal training to both resident and staff in areas of Substance Abuse, engagement, modified therapeutic community philosophy, etc.
2.        develop a resource guide of treatment providers – detox, long-term rehab MICA programs, etc.

Documentation Activities
Complete and timely documentation of all client services is to be maintained in the case record. The case record is the representation of all the work done on behalf of the Agency’s clients. It is also a legal document, therefore, the case record should reflect the highest standards of service and presentation.

1.        Assist case manager and resident in writing Admission Note, indicating Substance Abuse services that are provided on the day a resident moves into the program

2.        Document Substance Abuse services provided during the apartment visits in progress notes, service plans and quarterly reviews in a timely manner, according to Tickler System.

3.        Document Medicaid Billable Notes and submit for review in a timely manner.

4.        Document all activities relating to Substance Abuse counseling and treatment appointments, collateral contacts, etc.

5.        Prepare psychosocials as required.

6.        Submit Travel Expense Form weekly.

QA. Activities:
1.        Participate in Utilization Reviews, Incident Reviews.

2.        QMHS

Program Activities:
1.        Attend all staff meetings, clinical conferences, training seminars and other meetings assigned.

2.        Participate in Intake Committee on rotating basis. Design activities that support the development of independent living skills.

3.        Co-facilitate Substance Abuse groups in relapse prevention, Double Recovery, Harm Reduction and Medication Management with the goal of empowering residents to assume leadership.

Client Services:
Working closely with Residential Counselors, Case Managers will ensure an integrated approach to the provision of Psych Rehab Services and program activities.

1.        Make regularly scheduled visits to assigned caseloads in their apartments, focusing on identifying and agreeing upon Substance Abuse needs and goals within the framework of Psych Rehab.

2.        Work with apartment roommates to promote smooth functioning of apartment by: teaching and encouraging positive social and citizenship behaviors, conflict resolution, and joint planning of apartment-centered activities.

3.        Provide first-line availability for crisis intervention which may extend to calling 911 and/or accompanying a resident to the hospital.

4.        Provide advocacy and linkage for residents in regard to Substance Abuse treatment, providers, etc.

CASC or CASC eligible. BA required. Experience in working in a residential program for dually diagnosed, mentally ill, homeless adults mandatory. Excellent skills in group-work in addition to oral and written communication necessary.

Submit resume and cover letter (attachments as MS word or PDF documents please for e-mail responses).

Email to: ResumesHR@bchands.org

Contact Details

Email: ResumesHR@bchands.org