TPC- Substance Abuse Specialist/Case Manager

Department: TPC-E & D-Team 1A
Operating Unit The Providence Center
Location: Providence, RI
Job ID: 8386
Job Status: Full Time
Shift: Days
End Date:

The Providence Center




Job Title: Substance Abuse Specialist/Case Manager

Division: Acute Care Services
Department: Engagement and Diversion Team

Location: 530 North Main St. Providence
Reports To: Manager of E&D, Director of Acute Care

FLSA: Non-Exempt

  1. is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week. The hours are as follows: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, with an hour for lunch. Occasional Saturday, Sunday and holidays (time varies).

Coordinate services for consumers to minimize stressors and to facilitate substance abuse and mental health treatment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Coordinate a variety of services.
-Treat consumers with respect.
-Provide support counseling, problem solving, contracts and limit setting.
-Establish attainable, client centered, recovery oriented goals with the consumer.
-Involve consumers, agencies and others in planning.
-Encourage consumers to attain the highest possible levels of independence.
-Accept the values and lifestyles of consumers.
-Use a flexible approach with a diverse population.
-Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the development and implementation of therapeutic services, to include working with substance abusers, as it relates to case management.
-Present verbally a synopsis of actual cases as required.
-Accompany consumers to appointments with agencies, clinics, doctors, etc.

-Initiate vocational/job development activities with consumer.

-monitor client status during the spend-down process, complete necessary DHS applications

Provide individual mental health and/or substance abuse counseling.

-Perform in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.

-Complete substance abuse assessments on all consumers.

-Identify substance abuse treatment interventions with staff and consumers.

-Maintain confidentiality in accordance with center policy and legal requirements.

-Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.

-Apply knowledge of Psychiatric Diagnosis (DMS IV).

-Apply knowledge of substance abuse and primary methodologies of substance abuse treatment.

-Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others.

-Develop and present, verbally and in writing, a clear clinical formulation based on behavioral data and relevant theory while incorporating psychosocial and family issues.

-Identify specific therapeutic interventions appropriate for specific problems.

-Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.

-Use knowledge and ASAM to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of care.

-Assess and provide individual and/or group substance abuse counseling.

- collecting urine and testing it with toxicology screening kits.

-Make referrals for inpatient detoxification or residential treatment.


Provide specialty substance abuse services to consumers and serve as a resource to staff regarding issues relative to substance abuse treatment.

-Educate staff on and communicate about community resources.

-Assemble reference materials on dual diagnosis issues.

In cooperation with managers/ emergency services staff, assist with assessments, crisis interventions and risk management as needed.