Substance Abuse Unit (SAU) Technician

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SAU – Substance Abuse Technician

2401 Penrose Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$16.00/Hourly
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PART-TIME (SHIFTS VARY: 8AM-4PM, 4PM-12AM, 12AM-8AM)

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Substance Abuse Technician (SAT) is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the clients who are in treatment at the River’s Bend Addiction Treatment Program.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:    

  1. Escort clients to all meals.
  2. Run 12 Step Education Groups.
  3. Take intakes and verify clients’ insurance status.
  4. Monitor clients when they are not in treatment groups.
  5. Document client behaviors throughout the shift.
  6. Deal with crisis emergency situations as outlined in Rivers Bend Policies and Procedures Manual.
  7. Transport Clients to appointments.
  8. Ensure that information is communicated to the clinical team or program leadership.
  9. Accompany clients to various medical and social service appointments.
  10. All other duties as stated and/or assigned by the Facility Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

High School Diploma is required, plus at least six (6) months experience working in the Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol field. Must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and drive clients to appointments with Agency Vehicle.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

Teamwork Orientation

Stress Management/Composure

Ethical Conduct

Communication Proficiency

Customer/Client Focus

De-escalation Techniques

 

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE (IF APPLICABLE)

Must have an acceptable PA criminal history, FBI clearance and Child Abuse clearance done prior to hire.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates out of the River’s Bend unit at 2401 Penrose Avenue.

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Days and hours may vary, multiple shifts 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am, 12am-8am.

 

TRAVEL

Some

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must have physical ability to: A) Frequently climb stairs; B) Stand and sit for prolonged periods of time; C) Carry heavy items; D) Bend, kneel and reach; E) Passively restrain individuals in emergency situations


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CMS Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CMS Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. CMS Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CMS’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

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