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Camino Nuevo

Admissions Intake Coordinator  Albany, NY  : 11/16/2022
Job Description

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Job Category:

Camino Nuevo

Position Type:

Full Time


POSITION OVERVIEW:                                                                                                                                        
The Admissions Intake provides alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings to conduct intakes and see clients individually in the Medication Assisted Treatment 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. Pays:$45,000
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                           
  • Conduct substance abuse 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 abuse
  • 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.
  • Associates Degree in Human Services. Bachelors preferred. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
  • 3+ years' work experience in OASAS licensed program
  • Valid unrestricted OASAS certification as a CASAC Trainee (CASAC-T) preferred. 
  • Must have specific training in chemical use, abuse and dependence specific to the services provided.
  • Obtain within six months of hire:
  1. Supporting Recovery with Medications Addictions Treatment (MAT)
  2. Obtain within thirty days of hire:
  3. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
  4. CASAC Canon of Ethics (6 hours)
  5. Confidentiality related to 42CFR (3 Hours)
  6. Mandated reporter (2 hours)
  • 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

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