If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.
32 Hour, Friday - Monday, 3rd shift. The Treatment Advocate will observe client’s daily activities and assist in their recovery. TA will collaborate with the Treatment team and assist with service coordination as needed for patients. American Addiction Centers strives to ensure that all of our patients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues that may impede their recovery.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for welcoming new patients, assisting with orientation of programming schedule and rules.
- Conduct patient belongings search when new patient admitted.
- Complete rounds and security checks.
- Participate in coordination of patient’s daily schedule including treatment meetings, behavior interventions, and overall general observation of behavior and level of participation.
- Provide support and encouragement to patients.
- Support and encourage patient participation in group, individual, and family counseling services.
- Support clinical services of patients as assigned by clinical manager.
- Participate in weekly treatment team meeting and program staff meetings.
- Ensure that all documentation necessary meet contract, licensure, accreditation and standards for services in a timely manner following the AAC’s documentation policy guidelines.
- Communicate efficiently with other departments to ensure the best care for patient.
- Provide supportive clinical services to outpatient and inpatient adult population.
- Identify situations which may be potentially harmful to patients and report any patient or safety concerns to Clinical Manager and/or CEO.
- Understand and abide by State Department standards, facility accreditation, AAC’s policy and procedures.
- Adhere to company code of ethic and maintain professional boundaries with patients at all times.
- Respectful of patient rights as well as understanding of patients unique recovery needs.
- Communicate with all staff, patients, and families using excellent professional written and verbal skills.
- Demonstrate dependability and adaptability with patients and staff.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient and company information.
- Abide by the standards of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 guidelines.
- Assists in monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu.
- Intervenes in crisis situations to deescalates and resolves crises.
- Maintain upkeep of personal professional certification and CEU’s as required by state board without lapse, holds, suspensions, or investigation.
- Other task as assigned by direct supervisor within scope of practice.
- Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Behavioral Sciences required (social sciences, human services, counseling or psychology).
- State recognized (IC&RC) alcohol and drug certification (or within six months of completing certification) required.
- Minimum of 1 year experience in a behavioral healthcare field.
- Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record software and documentation.
- Ability to read, write and interpret written information, type documentation, present information to groups and participate in meetings.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.
- Valid driver license and insurable driving record (If driving a company vehicle or if driving personal vehicle for company business; refer to Guidelines for Driving Company Vehicles).
AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws
- Prolonged sitting at a desk
- Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time
American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.