Substance Abuse Navigator (Sun) - PRN

Denver Health Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

The Substance Abuse Navigators (SUN) will work within the city and county of Denver with persons that are identified with a substance use disorder. The SUN's work will be both community and hospital based.

Under minimal supervision, plans, organizes community based services, and provides care navigation for clients and families. SUNs may be required to assess the psychological needs of patients and families, provide intervention, and care navigation to meet the assessed needs. Will provide crisis intervention, brief therapy, case consultation and collaboration services.

Minimum Qualifications

Education 1. Graduation from a Master's Degree Program in psychology or other related human services degree required.

Experience 1. A minimum of 3 years of experience working with persons with substance abuse disorders and experience working with persons with serious and persistent mental illness required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Training in addictions and trauma-informed practices. 2.

Knowledge of community behavioral health and substance abuse resources, treatment options, funding options and special programs. 3. Demonstrate ability to develop working relationships with community partners, including law enforcement. 4. Demonstrates ability to develop effective therapeutic interventions that are socio-culturally sensitive. 5.

Demonstrated ability for assessment, evaluation and interpretation of patient information and transition of care planning. 6. Knowledge of emotional and social factors that affect patient's mental health. 7. Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided. 8.

Demonstrates knowledge of major concepts, principles and theories of normal and abnormal human development, its application to specific age groups and establishes a working differential diagnosis. 9. Excellent interpersonal skills including establishing and maintaining cooperative and "team" oriented working relationships with others. 10. Strong organization, follow-through abilities and time management skills. 11.

Solid problem solving and decision-making skills. 12. Ability to demonstrate flexibility and assertiveness. 13. Knowledge of crisis intervention and brief and long term therapy processes. 14.

Ability to manage the professional relationship including termination. 15. Ability to respond to trauma or psychiatric emergency. 16. Ability to drive personal vehicle for community based assessments. 17.

Meets Denver Health requirements for driving for work-related purposes including; possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License; completion of Defensive Driving course; current insurance liability coverage 18.

Demonstrates willingness to enter into learning in the utilization of supervision. 19. Recognizes growth needs and seeks opportunities to enhance learning/skills. 20.

Demonstrates ability to manage time and achieve established goals. 21. Utilizes supervision to address learning needs, concerns and practice issues. 22. Establish plan to address issues.

Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Licensed Behavioral Health Licensure (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC) issued by Colorado Department of Regulatory Agency required. 2.

CAC III preferred 3. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR required. Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License; completion of Defensive Driving course; current insurance liability coverage.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment hasbeen made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."

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