Phoenix House Direct Care- Part Time in Holyoke, Massachusetts

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

Phoenix House Transitional Support Services (TSS) serves adult men who are no longer experiencing physical withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs, but who need a controlled environment to maintain sobriety and learn skills for sustaining recovery. Key components of the program include a structured daily schedule, case management services, and self-help groups. Psycho-educational groups are also offered to the patients with a goal of allowing the patient to better understand and deal with their illness. The program emphasizes the identification of each patient’s strengths and needs, and uses evidence-based practices to address them. The program provides comprehensive clinical evaluations and develops a detailed transition plan that helps patients find a state-funded, long-term residential addiction treatment program.

The Direct position is a vital part of our team approach to individual/ trauma informed client care. They are responsible for providing direct support to up to 27 all male clients utilizing various skill sets including motivational interviewing and de-escalation skills. Our primary mission is to assist clients to become engaged and motivated in their treatment in early recovery and we do this through excellent customer service providing as safe an environment as possible.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

•Knowledge obtained through completion of a Bachelor Degree curriculum from an accredited institution, or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience preferred.

•Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record

EXPERIENCE:

•Two (2) years of Substance Abuse and/or mental health experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

•Computer proficiency and ability to effectively navigate our electronic health record system

•Ensure patient confidentiality in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations

•Properly utilize internal Logs, Change of shift report/Checklist, Timecard policy & procedures, MAR forms/Medication Monitoring and Bed Bug Procedure.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Recruitment@phoenixhouse.org with “Direct Care-Part Time- Holyoke” in the subject.