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Community Services Aide III (Jail Addictions and Medical Treatment), Grade 18

  • ... Boyds, Madrid, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 88686 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Community Services Aide III (Jail Addictions and Medical Treatment), Grade 18   

JOB TITLE:

Community Services Aide III (Jail Addictions and Medical Treatment), Grade 18

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Boyds Madrid United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

These positions are term positions currently budgeted through July 1, 2024.
Continued employment beyond this date is subject to extension of the term and is not guaranteed.

Montgomery County is located adjacent to Washington, DC and with over one million residents, is the most populous County in the State of Maryland.
The County is also the most diverse County in the State and ranks among the top ten most diverse Counties in the nation.
Montgomery County contains many major U.
S.
government offices, scientific research and learning centers, and business campuses.

The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for delivery of the Countys public health and human services that the needs of our communitys most vulnerable children, adults and seniors.
The Department provides services through more than 120 programs at more than 20 locations.
With 2,000 employees, the Department of Health and Human Services is the largest County Department.

As a Department, we believe health and wellness of the county can only be achieved by ensuring that every resident has fair opportunities to reach their fullest potential.
This means access to quality housing, transportation, education, employment, health care, human services, safe neighborhoods and healthy food.
HHS provides critical services for residents who face a variety of obstacles in achieving their full potential.
HHS plays an essential role in building a healthy and strong community.

If you are interested in working for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, we invite qualified candidates to apply for one of our Community Services Aide III positions, in Specialty Behavioral Health Services or Jail Addiction Services.

About the Position:

We are recruiting for two positions located in the Departments Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, one in Specialty Behavioral Health Services/Medication Assisted Treatment and one in Jail Addiction Services.

Specialty Behavioral Health Services encompasses treatments for persons with substance use disorders, who are frequently simultaneously involved with the Court and or Corrections systems.
This position will provide direct services to inmates at the county correctional facility to facilitate their participation in the Jail Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program.
MAT is considered the gold standard in treating Opioid Use Disorder, and as part of this team, the pear specialist will help in encouraging jailed clients to consider MAT as an alternative to use of illicit opiates.
As a certified Peer Specialist, the incumbent will work with clients to introduce, educate and support entry into treatment and recovery for Opioid Use Disorder utilizing medication assisted treatment.
The person selected will be working within a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes a Doctor, a Nurse Practitioner, several Registered Nurses, a Supervisory Therapist and a Therapist.
Additionally, the position requires cooperative work with a broader team which includes all staff at the correctional facility, from the correctional officers to the correctional medical staff.

Jail Addiction Services encompasses treatments for persons with substance use disorders, who are involved with the legal/Corrections systems.
This position will provide direct services to inmates at the county correctional facility to facilitate their participation in the Jail Addiction Services (JAS) program.
JAS is an intensive outpatient services (IOP) level of care program located in the jail.
The peer specialist will provide ongoing support to those seeking recovery in the JAS program as well as those in the jail preparing/returning to join the JAS program.
The peer specialist is actively involved in outreach of clients in medical detoxing, during which they introduce the JAS program, Narcan kit, educate/inform of the available resources and support the recovery process.
In addition, the peer specialist will work with clients on their recovery plan and recovery support systems in the community.
The peer specialist will partake in the family outreach which includes education of using NARCAN and distribution of the NARCAN kits to the families visiting the inmates.
The peer specialist will conduct a peer specialist group and follow up with clients upon release.
This position works as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes multiple therapists, a care coordinator, unit case managers, re-entry team, doctors, nurses, and a supervisory therapist.
Additionally, the position requires cooperative work with a broader team which includes all staff at the correctional facility, from the correctional officers to the correctional medical staff.
The peer specialist will promptly document interactions with clients in electronic health records and Access database.

Duties include:

  • While working in the county Jail environment, use life experience in addictions recovery and skills developed in trainings and certification to develop positive relationships with clients to support and encourage their recovery.
  • Be an inviting and welcoming member of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) team encouraging jailed candidates to consider MAT as a form of treatment.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Medication Assisted Treatment appointments with team doctors, nurses and therapists via remote/electronic means.
  • Provide community outreach related to substance abuse treatment and provides ongoing support to client/families via in-person meetings and telephone calls.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external behavior health professionals, medical staff, case managers, correctional staff, and community service provides.
  • Maintain good working boundaries with clients and peers.
  • Complete timely documentation in electronic health records such as Nextgen and access database and participate in the production of monthly required SOR grant reports.
  • Support team and collaborate with treatment planning for recovery.
  • Maintain confidentially and follow all required compliance measures with HIPPA and other privacy regulations

Telework is not available for these positions.

Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete a medical exam with drug screening and a background check.


Additional Employment Information


OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position.
This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity.
Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to
OHR@montgomerycountymd.
gov
.
Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability.
For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on
Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job.
The applicant's responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status.
Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview.
Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a \"Lateral Transfer\" candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County's \"Public Employees\" (which does not include employees of the Sheriff's office) are subject to the County's ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment.
The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at
19A-12 of the County Code.
Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the
Ethics Commission website.


Minimum Qualifications


Experience:
Three (3) years of experience providing delivery of social, health and/or public assistance services.

Education: Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C (or equivalent) drivers license from the applicants state of residence when required for job-related duties.

Must have the ability to pass the Department of Corrections Background Investigation to work within the correctional facility.


Preferred Criteria


No preferred criteria.
All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications.
Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated Qualified, placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for an interview.

Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following:

  • One or more years working in a correctional facility.
  • Have lived experience of recovery from addiction and is in long term recovery and have one year experience of providing peer specialist support to people in recovery.
    Have knowledge of available and applicable regulations to deliver social, health, substance and/or public assistance services.
  • Must possess the ability to obtain certification as a certified peer recovery specialist (CPRS) from the Maryland Addictions Professional Certification Board (MAPCB), Narcan certified, CPR/First Aid Certified.
  • Have professional boundaries and advocates for clients with excellent listening/ customer service skills, present with a calm and professional demeanor to assist client population and interact with a range of service partners.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of issues concerning substance abuse and recovery.


Minimum Salary

56220



Maximum Salary

88686



Currency

USD

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

88686 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709421390-4a55bb94d143c29a9766cf045ccbdbcc

LOCATION:

Madrid United States

CITY:

Boyds

Job Origin:

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Full job description

These positions are term positions currently budgeted through July 1, 2024. Continued employment beyond this date is subject to extension of the term and is not guaranteed.

Montgomery County is located adjacent to Washington, DC and with over one million residents, is the most populous County in the State of Maryland. The County is also the most diverse County in the State and ranks among the top ten most diverse Counties in the nation. Montgomery County contains many major U.S. government offices, scientific research and learning centers, and business campuses.

The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for delivery of the Countys public health and human services that the needs of our communitys most vulnerable children, adults and seniors. The Department provides services through more than 120 programs at more than 20 locations. With 2,000 employees, the Department of Health and Human Services is the largest County Department.

As a Department, we believe health and wellness of the county can only be achieved by ensuring that every resident has fair opportunities to reach their fullest potential. This means access to quality housing, transportation, education, employment, health care, human services, safe neighborhoods and healthy food. HHS provides critical services for residents who face a variety of obstacles in achieving their full potential. HHS plays an essential role in building a healthy and strong community.

If you are interested in working for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, we invite qualified candidates to apply for one of our Community Services Aide III positions, in Specialty Behavioral Health Services or Jail Addiction Services.

About the Position:

We are recruiting for two positions located in the Departments Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, one in Specialty Behavioral Health Services/Medication Assisted Treatment and one in Jail Addiction Services.

Specialty Behavioral Health Services encompasses treatments for persons with substance use disorders, who are frequently simultaneously involved with the Court and or Corrections systems. This position will provide direct services to inmates at the county correctional facility to facilitate their participation in the Jail Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. MAT is considered the gold standard in treating Opioid Use Disorder, and as part of this team, the pear specialist will help in encouraging jailed clients to consider MAT as an alternative to use of illicit opiates. As a certified Peer Specialist, the incumbent will work with clients to introduce, educate and support entry into treatment and recovery for Opioid Use Disorder utilizing medication assisted treatment. The person selected will be working within a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes a Doctor, a Nurse Practitioner, several Registered Nurses, a Supervisory Therapist and a Therapist. Additionally, the position requires cooperative work with a broader team which includes all staff at the correctional facility, from the correctional officers to the correctional medical staff.

Jail Addiction Services encompasses treatments for persons with substance use disorders, who are involved with the legal/Corrections systems. This position will provide direct services to inmates at the county correctional facility to facilitate their participation in the Jail Addiction Services (JAS) program. JAS is an intensive outpatient services (IOP) level of care program located in the jail. The peer specialist will provide ongoing support to those seeking recovery in the JAS program as well as those in the jail preparing/returning to join the JAS program. The peer specialist is actively involved in outreach of clients in medical detoxing, during which they introduce the JAS program, Narcan kit, educate/inform of the available resources and support the recovery process. In addition, the peer specialist will work with clients on their recovery plan and recovery support systems in the community. The peer specialist will partake in the family outreach which includes education of using NARCAN and distribution of the NARCAN kits to the families visiting the inmates. The peer specialist will conduct a peer specialist group and follow up with clients upon release. This position works as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes multiple therapists, a care coordinator, unit case managers, re-entry team, doctors, nurses, and a supervisory therapist. Additionally, the position requires cooperative work with a broader team which includes all staff at the correctional facility, from the correctional officers to the correctional medical staff. The peer specialist will promptly document interactions with clients in electronic health records and Access database.

Duties include:

  • While working in the county Jail environment, use life experience in addictions recovery and skills developed in trainings and certification to develop positive relationships with clients to support and encourage their recovery.
  • Be an inviting and welcoming member of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) team encouraging jailed candidates to consider MAT as a form of treatment.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Medication Assisted Treatment appointments with team doctors, nurses and therapists via remote/electronic means.
  • Provide community outreach related to substance abuse treatment and provides ongoing support to client/families via in-person meetings and telephone calls.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external behavior health professionals, medical staff, case managers, correctional staff, and community service provides.
  • Maintain good working boundaries with clients and peers.
  • Complete timely documentation in electronic health records such as Nextgen and access database and participate in the production of monthly required SOR grant reports.
  • Support team and collaborate with treatment planning for recovery.
  • Maintain confidentially and follow all required compliance measures with HIPPA and other privacy regulations

Telework is not available for these positions.

Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete a medical exam with drug screening and a background check.


Additional Employment Information


OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a \"Lateral Transfer\" candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County's \"Public Employees\" (which does not include employees of the Sheriff's office) are subject to the County's ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.


Minimum Qualifications


Experience:
Three (3) years of experience providing delivery of social, health and/or public assistance services.

Education: Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C (or equivalent) drivers license from the applicants state of residence when required for job-related duties.

Must have the ability to pass the Department of Corrections Background Investigation to work within the correctional facility.


Preferred Criteria


No preferred criteria.
All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated Qualified, placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for an interview.

Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following:

  • One or more years working in a correctional facility.
  • Have lived experience of recovery from addiction and is in long term recovery and have one year experience of providing peer specialist support to people in recovery. Have knowledge of available and applicable regulations to deliver social, health, substance and/or public assistance services.
  • Must possess the ability to obtain certification as a certified peer recovery specialist (CPRS) from the Maryland Addictions Professional Certification Board (MAPCB), Narcan certified, CPR/First Aid Certified.
  • Have professional boundaries and advocates for clients with excellent listening/ customer service skills, present with a calm and professional demeanor to assist client population and interact with a range of service partners.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of issues concerning substance abuse and recovery.


Minimum Salary

56220



Maximum Salary

88686



Currency

USD

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