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Military Services Coordinator (Clinical)

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Our client is currently seeking a Military Services Coordinator  at  Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Full Job Description:

SUMMARY:

Military Services Coordinator reports to the Program Director, s/he is responsible for the provision, supervision and coordination of Military Services patients in a chemical dependency residential setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Include the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
• Supervise Military Services staff in the provision of trauma informed care to chemically dependent veteran population.
• Responsible for ensuring compliance with state regulatory requirements (OASAS 819/820 regulations) and agency standards.
• Participate in outreach, and in establishing and maintaining relationships with veterans' service organizations.
• Represent the agency in attendance at seminars, conferences, meetings and planning events and initiatives with veteran’s service organization to benefit all veterans in treatment.
• Provide crisis management and promote coping skills.
• Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.
• Support transitions through levels of treatment and recovery.
• Assist veterans in navigating recovery systems and addressing barriers.
• Collect and record psychosocial and physical data.
• Assist with care and treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients.
• Counsel clients/patients with personal, behavioral, or psychological problems.
25% travel required. Position based in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY.

COMPETENCIES (KSAs):

• Leadership
• Initiative
• Ethical Practices
• Judgment
• Relationship Management
• Emotional Intelligence
• Professional Boundaries
• Global and Cultural Awareness
• Critical Evaluation
• Problem Solving
• Decision Making
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Crisis Management
• Technical Capacity

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
• Bachelor’s Degree LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
• Independent license issued by NYS
• Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in good standing

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

• A minimum of two years' experience working with the veteran's population.
• Must possess and understand the military culture and how it impacts chemical dependency treatment and community reintegration; as well as available community resources for veterans.
• Minimum of two years' experience supervising staff in providing chemical dependency counseling services.
• Training in trauma-specific services such as prolonged exposure and/or moral recognition therapies. • Must have served in the military and experience working as a behavioral health specialist working with military personnel and families.
• Experience working in chemical dependency and/or other residential treatment program.
• Enjoy helping and caring for others.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions.
• High attention to detail
• Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

• This job operates in an indoor office environment.
   This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.
• This job involves 25% travel to community partners. Position based in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
• Regularly required to sit, use hands to type, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
• Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

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