Job Description

Licensed Substance Abuse Specialist
Req #: 23102
Department: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Facility Name: Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
City: Mesa
Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
Shift: Days
Salary: (23) $19.57 - $31.31
Job Details:
  • Under the direction of the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Clinical Coordinator, the ACT Licensed Substance Abuse Specialist provides substance abuse expertise and guidance to the ACT team. Provides, recommends and coordinates all services to members for co-occurring substance use and abuse issues. Works collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team setting to develop individual service plans (ISPs) for each ACT Team member and to provide or coordinate all services identified. Participates in after hour on-call 24/7/365 coverage rotation. This position is committed to meeting the member where they are and providing services in the community, at place of employment, and home as appropriate.


    Requires Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, or other behavioral health-oriented field; or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work. A Master's degree is preferred. Requires a minimum of one (1) year working experience working with individuals with Serious Mental Illness that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous experience working with an ACT team or substance abuse treatment is preferred and may substitute for required experience. Must be licensed as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) or Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC) or have a Social Work, Counseling, Marriage or Family Therapy license issued by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid AZ issued driver's license in good standing, and must carry the AZ legally required minimum insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times. Must have extensive knowledge of substance use and abuse treatment for individuals with serious mental illness. Must have in-depth knowledge of trauma-informed care, the delivery of recovery-oriented services, the promotion of self-management, and the evidence based practice of Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring disorders. Requires the ability to have a reliable form of transportation to travel throughout the community with transportation of ACT members as needed. Must have good verbal and interpersonal skills to interact with clients, visitors, and coworkers. Requires the ability to maintain highly confidential information, including a working knowledge of HIPAA. Must have the ability to work independently and seek supervision appropriately. Must be at least 21 years of age; or at least 18 years of age and licensed as a Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Behavioral Health professional. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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