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Assessment Specialist Job Summary
POWER is seeking several highly-skilled Assessment Specialists, who are members of the POWER Central Intake team, providing critical alcohol and other drug assessment and referral services to clients referred to the POWER in a manner that reflects POWER’s mission to be gender-responsive and trauma-informed.
Founded in 1990, POWER is the region’s leader of substance use treatment for women. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to providing quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. POWER serves 1,400 individuals each year and is growing. Currently, we are recruiting to fill the Assessment Specialist positions on our Central Intake team.
The Assessment Specialists will have interaction with various members of POWER as well as our clients, and will be expected to:
• Conduct screening interviews and make referrals to appropriate health and human services agencies as needed based on the outcome of the screening interview.
• Conduct confidential, quality assessments, that are gender-responsive and trauma-informed, utilizing ASAM criteria to determine the appropriate level of care. Assessments may be conducted in the community or at a POWER office.
• As a member of the POWER Central Intake team, using a strength-based and trauma-informed approach works collaboratively with clients and other treatment team members (internal and external) to help support clients in their treatment and recovery. Work closely with clients to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of the assessment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated.
• Based on the assessments, make referrals to the most appropriate programs and agencies in an effort to help clients access the right level of care to best meet their treatment needs. Communicate with referral sources and emergency contacts.
• Provides transportation for direct admission into a level of care at the time of the assessment, as needed.
• Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records; including Outcomes Survey information and information for invoicing for services. Enter necessary information into POWER’s database/EMR system.
Requirements and Qualifications
• Candidate must have at a minimum a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
• Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related preferred.
• Experience in a women-centered treatment environment or with gender-responsive care as well as experience with trauma-informed services; and motivational therapies preferred.
• Strong interpersonal and engagement skills; organizational and time-management skills; and verbal/written communication skills.
• Valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle.
• Strong computer skills/experience with EMR system.
• Self-directed and flexible to meet the needs of administration and management, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances.
Annual Starting Salary Bachelors level $33,500 and a Masters Level $44,000. (This is an exempt position.)
As a service provider and employer, POWER values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, POWER does not in engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic code, or other factor protected by law.