Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Supervisor – Mobile Response Team

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Housing and Health to End Homelessness

Job Title: Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Supervisor – Mobile Response Team (MRT)
Pay Range: $83,674.56 – $94,672.56 annually
Days Off: TBD
Location: Various
Shift: Modified Day
Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan

About DESC:
DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to help people with the complex needs of homelessness, substance use disorders, and serious mental illness achieve their highest potential for health and well-being through comprehensive services, treatment, and housing. Our vision is a community where no person is abandoned, ignored, or experiencing homelessness.

As the region’s leading provider of services to multiply disabled adults who have experienced chronic homelessness, DESC serves almost 2,000 people each day. Our integrated service model is designed to help people secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.

As part of an integrated Mobile Response Division; SUD, MHP, Peer, Case Management, and Medical, the Substance Use Disorders Supervisor works in conjunction with the SUD Program Manager to oversees all aspects of MRT SUD services. This position works closely with other DESC programs to ensure successful coordination of care and promotion of recovery to the highest degree possible.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises all SUDPs & SUDPTs who are part of MRT.
  • Provides bi-monthly supervision/professional development for each staff member on the team and completes annual performance evaluations.
  • Is responsible for onboarding plan in coordination with MRT Project Manager.
  • Assists the Project & Program Manager with recruitment, hiring, retention and development of the MRT SUD program.
  • Regularly collaborates with DESC SUD Program & Leadership (SUD Program Manager & DESC SUD Clinical Supervisor).
  • Facilitates a monthly SUDPT intern group.
  • Participates in DESC SUD Leadership Mtgs.
  • Participates (or designates staff) to attend case consultations with MRT and throughout DESC as applicable.
  • Participates in site specific supervisor/manager meetings as assigned by MRT Project Manager.
  • Reviews and approves all service entries in CHASERS for SUDP/Ts.
  • Ensures that staff are completing documentation related to client care in a timely manner/end of each shift and reviewing progress notes monthly in supervision.
  • Participates in twice monthly Clinical Supervisors & Managers meetings.
  • Participates in twice monthly QA/QI meetings.
  • Conducts trainings (both internal and external) on SUD and harm reduction.
  • Comply with the agency’s clinical accountability policies & procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records and participate in quality assurance reviews when assigned.
  • Works with the Program Manager to ensure compliance with contracts and assists staff with preparing for audits of the SUD program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed by the State of Washington as a Substance Use Disorder Professional in good standing.
  • Able to supervise Substance Use Disorder Trainees per WAC requirements.
  • Experience working with clients who may be difficult to engage and maintain in traditional substance use disorder programs.
  • Subscribe to the philosophy of Harm Reduction & Housing First with a strong emphasis on Trauma Informed Care

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior supervisory experience in community SUD/Mental Health programs.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply

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