Jobs:

Patient Navigator/Trainer Job Description/Ocean County

Reports to:  Program Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Providing an evidence-based comprehensive case management assessment that includes life domains such as housing, finances, transportation, legal services, vocational, employment, health care, and family strengths/needs;
  • Communicating with the DMHAS Interim Managing Entity (IME) for substance use disorder assessment authorization and subsequent treatment;
  • Providing a warm hand-off to appropriate treatment and recovery services, which shall routinely include referrals to DHS licensed programs that offer medication assisted treatment (MAT) as a viable treatment option;
  • Developing an integrated case plan that is consumer-centered and includes strategies for recovery. The plan shall identify priorities, desired outcomes and the strategies and resources to be used in obtaining outcomes based on the case management assessment;
  • Linking patients with systems that provide resources, services and opportunities;
  • Developing linkages to resources that address specialized needs, such as agencies providing services related to HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, chronic and acute health problems, pregnant and parenting women, veterans and problems stemming from involvement with the criminal justice system;
  • Advocating on behalf of the patient;
  • Training hospital staff on the Opiate Overdose Prevention Program that is implemented in the hospital;
  • Providing assistance to the Recovery Specialist if needed;
  • Assisting with communicating regularly with the State Opioid Treatment Authority;
  • Assisting with demonstrating progress toward program goals;
  • Assisting with supervising program staff;
  • Assisting with coordinating and monitoring of program services;
  • Assisting with collaborating with systems partners to ensure coordination of care;
  • Assisting with ensuring that recovery program services are supported by addressing trauma;
  • Assisting with delivering services in a culturally competent and linguistic manner; and
  • Assisting with improving the scope and capacity of the delivery system in order to ensure program sustainability.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree preferred in health, psychology, counseling, social work, education or other behavioral health profession.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health, psychology, counseling, social work, education or other behavioral health profession required.
  • Must possess the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to completely perform case management activities and have at least three (3) years demonstrated experience working with high need individuals with substance use and mental health disorders and will demonstrate evidence of addiction coursework.

If you are interested, please apply online at www.barnabashealth.org/careers.aspx.

 

OCEAN COUNTY: Recovery Specialist Job Description

Reports to:  Patient Navigator/Trainer

Responsibilities:

  • Engage individuals reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with these individuals.
  • Educating survivors on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems;
  • Being a positive role model to survivors and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills;
  • Maintaining relationships with survivors and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process;
  • Reinforcing, guiding and ensuring patients and their families that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities and resources of each individual;
  • Assisting survivors with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery;
  • Enhancing identification and participation in the recovery community;
  • Advocating for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery;
  • Empowering individuals to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway;
  • Providing on-call coverage and coming to the ER to support the overdose victim when an alert is received; and
  • Providing post-emergency department telephone follow-up for at least 60 days to help the survivor navigate the early stages of seeking assistance and beginning a successful path towards recovery.

Qualifications: 

  • The Recovery Specialist must have two (2) years of sobriety and experience in the principals of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness.
  • Minimum Associate’s degree preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.

If you are interested, please apply online at www.barnabashealth.org/careers.aspx.