Substance Abuse Counselor- Case Manager (Continuing Care Coordinator)

Full time Passages Addiction Treatment Centers in Substance Use Disorder Email Job
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Job Description

The Continuing Care Coordinator is responsible for creating a personalized continuing care plan for each resident during the discharge process. This is a safety-sensitive position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • With guidance from supervisor, manage client transition between different Passages facilities (e.g., residential to IOP/PHP).
  • Develop thorough, individual continuing care plans in alignment with treatment team recommendations and client needs
  • Facilitate continuing treatment for discharged residents that may require additional services such as PHP/IOP in distant locations.
  • Coordinate continuing care life planning groups
  • Work with management to ensure clinical guidelines are met
  • Meet with clients regarding individualized continuing care plan and address planning needs and concerns
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meeting to gain needed information from therapist and to communicate important information about clients continuing care plan
  • Attend to resident needs in a friendly and enthusiastic manner as it pertains to continuing care
  • Communicate with outside therapists and other appropriate parties as indicated within the compliance of HIPPA requirements
  • Complete Discharge Planning Progress Notes and Discharge Summary in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Guidelines:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the organizations program
  • Basic knowledge of chemical dependency and psychological disorders
  • Ability to summarize pertinent clinical information via written documentation
  • Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames
  • Must be flexible in work hours in order to meet facility needs
  • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile situations, such as when verbally or physically confronted
  • Must be able to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients and maintain therapeutic boundaries with clients during treatment and after discharge
  • Able to maintain confidentiality; prior knowledge of HIPAA preferred
  • Proficient with Word, Outlook, and EMR software.
  • Experience dealing with patients or clients in a hospital or mental healthcare facility preferred

Education / Experience / Credentials:

  • Current certified Substance Abuse Counselor in good standing with accrediting organization required (CCAPP, CADTP, ACCBC/CAADE)
  • Associates degree in related discipline required, bachelors degree preferredÂ
  • Experience in a chemical dependency setting preferred
  • Current CPR / 1st Aid certification required
  • Current, valid California Driver License with good driving record (in sole discretion of company) required
  • Experience dealing with patients or clients in a hospital or mental healthcare facility preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Normal demands associated with an office and residential environment
  • Frequently stand, walk, and sit
  • Frequently reach above, at, or below waist height
  • Frequently kneel, bend, stoop, turn, and twist
  • Frequently lift and carry up to 10lbs., occasionally 20-50lbs
  • Work on computers for periods of time
  • Recognize faces
  • Distinguish colors as necessary
  • Hear sufficiently and speak clearly on the telephone, in person, and in the environment, identify and distinguish sounds associated with the workplace
  • See adequately to read computer screens and written documents necessary to the position

Work Environment

  • Office environment with moderate noise level
  • Residential environment with moderate noise level


  • This position requires regular driving of company vehicles.
  • This position requires regular local travel.

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