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Social Sciences/Addiction Recovery Services Coordinator

As the Coordinator, Addiction Recovery Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ARS/SATP) is responsible for the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the VAMC Chillicothe SATP, including the coordination of services available to patients treated within the program.
This is an outpatient program designed to identify and rehabilitate veterans with substance abuse by providing counseling and a time-limited intensive treatment program.
He/She provides daily program direction to the Team and is responsible for making the Team fully aware of the complex, medical, rehabilitation, socio-economic, and psychological factors that must be considered in developing a comprehensive and viable rehabilitation program for the veteran with substance abuse.
The complexity of problems presented by this population requires the highest level of professional skill and a source assessment in order to address and meet total health care and socio-economic needs.
Both broad-based clinical skills and administrative skills are required to tailor a program for this clinically complex and professionally difficult patient.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work is primarily sedentary, although may require extreme patience in controlling one's emotions.
The work may require using appropriate technique to physically restrain clients who present a danger to self or others.
The work may also require assisting physically disabled clients and may include lifting them.
Preferred
Experience:
Board Certification is preferred.
However, Board eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position.
A physical examination prior to employment may be required.


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