HHC Manager, Medication Assisted Treatment & SBIRT
at Heartland Alliance

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

Job Description

Summary: The HHC Manager, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) & SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) provides leadership to the Heartland Health Centers (HHC) MAT & SBIRT program and directly supervises program staff. S/he will manage delivery of MAT & SBIRT patient services at all HHC locations. Additionally, s/he provides individual and group counseling to patients either exploring or actively engaging in recovery. S/he completes comprehensive assessments of clients’ substance use history, treatment plans; provides education and counseling in accordance with treatment plan. S/he documents treatment and discharge plans, clients’ progress and response to treatment, and maintains related records and charts. Provides case management and contributes to client care monitoring. Specific duties may vary by HHC location. S/he must have an active Illinois license in clinical social work (LCSW) or clinical professional counseling (LCPC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Coordinates patient services with members of multidisciplinary team.

• Manages and provides clinical supervision to program staff.

• Proficient understanding of substance use treatment and interventions.

• Provide direct care to patients in the Consortium’s MAT program through individual and group counseling sessions.

• Assist patients set and achieve therapeutic goals in accordance with their treatment plan.

• Communicate effectively with primary care providers/clinical staff to provide patient care and coordination to improve patient outcomes.

• Provides harm reduction and substance use training to HHC staff.

• Manage regular group sessions for patients in support of project goals at each clinic location.

• Participate in regular consortium quality improvement and case review meetings.

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse patient and staff population and use of interpreter services as needed.

• Maintains documentation of patient’s individual and group treatment by using current and accurate ICD-Coding and CPT coding.

• Assist with care coordination and access to outside resources for patients as needed. Follow up and monitor completion and outcomes of referral for at risk patients.

• Establishes and maintains professional and therapeutic relationships within the standards of patient profiles, confidentiality laws and newest clinical research available.

• Attend educational trainings in order to maintain licensure.

• Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, NASW (and/or other appropriate professional associations), private funding sources, organization plans/policies and organization’s guidelines. Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in house and external staff trainings.

• Travel between clinic sites.

• Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

• State of Illinois licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) or clinical professional counselor (LCPC) required.

• Certification as an alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) highly desired and preferred.

• Three years minimum experience working with substance abusing populations required, including experience with a MAT program.

• Experience providing individual and group counseling required.

• Previous supervisory or management experience preferred.

• Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency preferred.


• Excellent oral and written communication skills to work with patients, physicians and department staff. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence as well as speak effectively before groups of patients/consumers and/or employees/coworkers.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

• Ability to foster an environment that nurtures collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect.

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with issues involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

• Strong commitment to formalized orientation and training of staff on an on-going basis.

Physical Demands: 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.

• Regularly required to talk and hear.

• Frequently required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.

• Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

• Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to perform duties at off-site locations.

• Must have transportation to off-site locations.

• May be required to remain on HHC premises during breaks and/or meal periods and/or required to stay until replacement arrives.

HHC Mission, Vision & Culture

Mission: Our mission is to improve the well-being of the communities we serve by providing accessible, high-quality healthcare. At HHC, we believe that healthcare is a human right and we aim to deliver healthcare from the heart every day.

Vision and Strategy for Practice Transformation : Our vision is to be national leader in community-based healthcare by advancing innovative service models and patient-centered best practices. To accomplish our goals, we know we can’t work harder but we must work smarter, and we are strongly committed to creating a more patient-centered care model using a two-pronged strategy: the team-based care movement and the innovation center.

Healthcare from the HEART Culture and Values:

H umility: We believe all voices matter.

E mpathy: We have compassion for the experience of others

A daptability: We adopt an openness to learning and belief in our unlimited potential

R elationships: We foster respectful relationships as they are the foundation of collaboration

T rust: We assume good intentions in our interactions with each other

Heartland Health Centers makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Management
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/4/2019

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