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Albany Methadone

Admissions Intake Coordinator  Albany, NY  : 8/26/2021
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Job Category:

Albany Methadone

Position Type:

Full Time


The Admissions Intake Coordinator provides alcoholism and substance use disorder counseling services in approved work settings to conduct intakes and see clients individually in the integrated outpatient program. The coordinator will complete a psychosocial intake assessment for clients. The position involves working closely with the front office support staff, the medical team as well as the clinicians.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                          
  • Conduct substance use and mental health assessments, utilizing standardized assessment tools and best practice techniques i.e. MI, EBP etc.  
  • Complete phone screenings and determine client’s suitability to complete a clinical assessment. 
  • Coordinate intakes and medical appointments as necessary.
  • Knowledge of all applicable screening tools; i.e. PHQ 2&9, DAST, MAST, Modified Mini Screen, etc.
  • Works with Finance Department to ensure billing for APG services
  • Work with Entitlement Department to ensure financial clearance   
  • Process client ID Card/Photo.
  • Complete a Comprehensive Psycho-Social Assessment for clients entering the Program.
  • Knowledge of the current LOCADTR 3.0
  • Knowledge of Lighthouse to check for dual enrollment prior to admission,  
  • Completes timely reporting admissions and discharges on OASAS Client Data System PAS 44’s and PAS 45’s
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Health Record; i.e. Nextgen and Avatar.
  • Explain treatment service agreement include; program rules and regulations (orientation), policies and practices and obtains clients signatures
  • Conduct monthly orientation groups that include all new admissions.
  • Monitors and reconciles Census between Lighthouse/Central Registry and OASAS CDS.   
  • Pursue ongoing professional development relevant to the job position.
  • Participate in clinical supervision regularly and interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Demonstrates understanding of appropriate use of treatment planning and clinical intervention
  • Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and drug use disorder
  • Maintains and updates referral services and resources that may be useful to our client population
  • Conducts random toxicology testing for clients whenever necessary
  • Other related duties as required or directed by the Supervisor.
  • High School Diploma required. Associate preferred
  • 3+ years’ work experience in OASAS licensed program
  • Must have NYS CASAC Credential.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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