Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 125 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as a Best Place To Work!
The Muriel Wright Recovery Center SUTS helps people with active substance use issues to transition out of jail more effectively and begin the recovery process in a supportive environment. All services are mental health-informed, using approaches such as Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change to help engage people in treatment. SUTS services are heavily group-based to build community and support, and are based on the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) curriculum, a SAMSHA Evidence-Based Practice. Additional services include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), relapse prevention, physical health screenings, etc. The Muriel Wright Recovery Center SUTS program is an ASAM Level 3.1 service and is operated under contract with Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department.
Employment Status: On-Call
Shift: Varies as needed
Days:Varies as needed
The SUTS Coordinator provides daily care and support to clients and promote a positive treatment experience. The coordinators serve as liaisons between clients, their families, medical and mental health practitioners, and criminal justice agencies.
· High school diploma or G.E.D.
· Demonstrated sensitivity to behavioral health issues and multi-cultural populations (e.g., exposure through family relationships, volunteering, or other previous experience(s) or coursework)
· Strong focus and passion to provide excellent customer service
o Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician certification (RADT) with an alcohol and drug certifying organization approved by DHCS
· Must be at least 18 years of age
· Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
· All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply
· One (1) year practical experience in drug and alcohol or mental health field preferred; internship, employment, or volunteer work
· Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
· Assists in the welcoming, admissions, and discharge processes
· Supports members served in activities of daily living
· Ensures safety of members served through monitoring and observation of irregularities and ongoing client needs and by completing related documentation (e.g., communication logs)
· Documents client movement in and out of the facility by verifying approved passes and providing transportation resources to and from appointments
· Assists with outings for members served by driving Program van and/or own vehicle
· Conducts regular rounds of the facility, ensuring client safety and program participation
· Assists with medication monitoring as assigned
· Ensures clients are engaged in the program schedule and structure
· Assists clients with their needs and refers them to their counselor for clinical support
· Assists clients with scheduling appointments both on and off site with doctors, family and social service agencies
· Monitors and assists members served at mealtime
· Attends and participates in community meetings and groups
· Collects urine samples from members served, as assigned
· Helps create a recovery environment through interactions with staff and members served
· Demonstrates knowledge of PART principles and techniques
· May conduct individual, group, and family sessions per contractual obligations
· Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
o No Restraints will be used in Substance Use Treatment Programs
o Monitors the self-administration of medications and documents in member file
o Collects urine samples, interpret results, and documents in members’ file
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
Position requires transporting Members in own personal vehicle and program van (acceptable driving record and vehicle inspection for safety)
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team as well as alone
· Basic computer skills (Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet search engines)
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, bend, squat, kneel, crawl, twist, push, pull, lift, and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, twist, reach, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity, as well as driving, exposure to uneven walking ground, and hazardous exposure (blood borne pathogens, hospital waste, chemicals, and infections).
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability
Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.