Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center (Community Clinic of Maui) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a fully integrated behavioral health, dental, and primary care system. Our nearly 100 professionals and providers serve the people of Maui at three clinics—two locations in Wailuku and one in Lahaina. We have behavioral health providers who partner with the primary care clinicians to assist in a vast number of activities including warm handoffs for acute behavioral health crisis management, substance abuse counseling, tobacco cessation counseling, chronic disease self management counseling, and long-term individual and family therapy. In 2015, we served over 11,000 patients of which 97% are living at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level. Join our growing team of caring, competent, and committed professionals in serving the underserved communities on Maui.

 The Addictions Counselor is a vital member of the Integrated Health Team and works closely with other behavioral health professionals and medical staff. This position is primarily responsible for screening, evaluating, and treating patients for problematic substance use and addiction. CCM’s addictions treatment program is ASAM level I program including individual and group therapy, with access to primary care psychologists, tobacco cessation specialist, dietician, and psychiatrist. We work collaboratively with community addictions IOP, Residential Treatment, Drug Court, and Parole/Probation. CCM’s outpatient treatment program is embedded in a primary care setting in accordance with the applicable professional and ethical standards. Within the health center, patients can access adult medicine, OB/GYN, and dental services, and support from Women, Infant, and Child (WIC).

Candidates must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to assisting clients to achieve recovery, competency to provide established addictions evidence-based practices, familiarity with community support groups, ability to multitask, comfort with an electronic health record, an ability to complete documentation in a timely fashion, and skills to work collaboratively within the health center as well as in the community.
Essential Duties and Functions:
  • Conducts initials substance use assessments, continuing care determinations, treatment planning, referral to community resources, and discharge planning based on ASAM criteria.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to individuals with problematic substance use, addiction, and co-occurring mental health problems.
  • Utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Integrated Dual Diagnosis, Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions. Familiarity with the Anger Management, Matrix Model, 12-Step Facilitation, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and treatment of opioid use disorder are beneficial.
  • Provides an overview of CCM’s outpatient treatment program to the patient, describing the nature and goals of the treatment, rules of the program, the patient’s rights and obligations, and program hours and services.
  • Educates the patient and family about problematic substance use, addiction, and co-occurring mental health problems. Provides support, therapy, and connects with community resources when indicated.
  • Develops crisis intervention plans collaboratively with patients to ensure safety and sobriety.
  • Consults with CCM health care providers and outside professionals to assure comprehensive treatment and quality care for the patient.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to CCM health care providers and programs, as well as to outside agencies, and works cooperatively with other providers to facilitate integrated care as appropriate.
  • Documents assessment and clinical services to ensure medical necessity of treatment, collaboration with other providers, and referrals to community resources.
  • Obtains signed authorization forms from the patient for the appropriate release of information for outside providers/sources. Obtains signed informed consents for the outpatient treatment from the patient.
  • Maintains thorough, and confidential patient records, clearly and timely documenting all appropriate findings, diagnoses, assessments, treatment plans, and recommendations. 
The successful candidate must have experience and training as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the State of Hawaii within 1 year of employment. Supervision and support for training towards achieving CSAC may be provided. Preferred, by not required credentials, are a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling or social work. There may be support to achieve Hawaii state licensing as a master’s level mental health professional.

The ideal candidate currently resides on Maui or will relocate to Maui within 8 weeks upon acceptance of employment. Full-Time, Exempt position reports to the Integrated Health Director in our Wailuku location.
Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center (Community Clinic of Maui) is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We embrace a friendly, warm, and welcoming environment so that we can deliver on our promise to provide quality care to our community. E komo mai.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, lactation, arrest and court record or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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