The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered, trauma informed services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals. We have an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Substance Abuse Specialist of MHA’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.
The Substance Abuse Specialist is responsible for conducting substance abuse assessments and providing a range of community based treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. The Substance Abuse Specialist is expected to practice in a recovery oriented, person–centered methodology, with an orientation of Harm Reduction.
The Substance Abuse Specialist must have a minimum of 1 year of clinical experience working with integrated mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment, motivational interviewing techniques and stage-wise treatment. The Substance Abuse Specialist will have experience using culturally competent treatment approaches. He/she must demonstrate effective communication skills, and the ability to work successfully with a wide range of people. It is expected that he/she is able to perform his/her duties with minimal supervision and consistently use good judgment. Basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and data base management are desired.
The Substance Abuse Specialist must have a valid driver’s license, car, and meet MHA guidelines to drive agency vehicles. Candidates must consent to Fingerprinting and a Criminal History Information Records search.
We offer a professional yet relaxed working environment, providing room for personal growth as well as career advancement. Our benefit package is generous and flexible. And, we offer flexible work schedules, making MHA one of the most family-friendly places you could work!
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with MHA EMPLOYMENT as the subject line of the e-mail and the position for which you are applying in the body of the e-mail. EOE