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 (CSAC, LSW or LCSW) is a vital member of the Integrated Care Team and works closely with the Primary Care Department to receive warm hand-offs of patients with problematic substance use and addiction, as well as coordinates ongoing care.
This position is primarily responsible for screening and evaluating patients to identify any signs or symptoms of substance use disorders to determine if the patient is eligible for admission to CCM’s outpatient treatment program within the primary care setting in accordance with the applicable professional and ethical standards. If an LCSW is hired, the position may be responsible for providing clinical supervision for other staff members completing their LCSW training/certification
Essential Duties and Functions:
  • Conducts initial 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 and addiction.
  • Provides Motivational Interviewing, Stage of Change Interventions, Relapse Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Familiarity with the Anger Management, Matrix Model, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and treatment of opioid dependence 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.
  • Provides teaching to the patient and family about problematic substance use and addiction. Presents information to the patient and family about addiction treatment resources and other services.
  • Develops a crisis intervention plan to implement in response to a patient’s acute emotional or physical distress that threatens to compromise or destroy the patient’s rehabilitation. Identifies and recognizes events that may trigger a crisis to mitigate or resolve the immediate problem. Discusses with the patient past events that led to a previous crisis.
  • Consults with CCM health care providers or 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, collaborates with other providers, and community resources.
  • Obtains signed authorization forms from the patient for the appropriate release of information to or from outside providers/sources. Obtains a signed informed consent for the outpatient treatment from the patient.
  • Maintains thorough, and confidential patient records, clearly and timely documents all appropriate findings, diagnoses, assessments, treatment plans, and recommendations. 
  • LCSW provides clinical supervision for LSW staff working toward their LCSW licensing.
    The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or higher, be either a Licensed Clinical Social worker or Licensed Social Worker, with an emphasis in problematic substance use and addiction treatment with a CSAC or CSAC in the process, and verifiable 3 years related work experience.  The ideal candidate will currently reside on Maui or relocate to Maui within 6 to 8 weeks upon acceptance of the offer and have excellent interpersonal skills with true Aloha serving a diverse population.  Full-Time, Exempt position reports to the Integrated Care 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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