E00032 – Interventionist
The Interventionist is the individual who helps identify the appropriate people in the life of a person who is experiencing substance use, mental or behavioral health problems that will become an influential part of a recovery team. The team will enable the person of concern and family to accept treatment and recovery. The Interventionist is a helpful tool for helping someone who is resistant to addressing his or her problem. The interventionist supports, educates, provides guidance, direction and training, as well as facilitates the pre-intervention, intervention and supports aftercare. They also help clients improve their personal relationships and find ways to discuss their substance use disorder and/or other problems with family and friends. Through the relationship built with the interventionist, individuals and their families do very well due to the support, networking, collaboration and accountability measures.
- Perform effective Family, Pre-intervention and Intervention meetings
- Evaluate clients’ mental and physical health, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment
- Help clients develop treatment goals and plans
- Transport clients to treatment
- Must document all work efforts in Sales Force and complete all other RCA documentation requirements in a timely manner
- Build and maintain long term relationships with clients and their families
- Represent RCA as a community resource and build relationships with other providers, recovery organizations, and participate in community efforts to end the addiction crisis
- Act as liaison for our Treatment Advocate Team and Mission Center to provide support and Intervention services
- Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families
- Help clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior
- Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
- Educate families about addiction or behavior disorders and help them develop strategies to cope with those problems
- Refer clients to other resources and services, such as job placement services and support groups
- Conduct outreach programs to help people identify the signs of addiction and other destructive behavior, as well as steps to take to avoid such behavior
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, or related field preferred; or equivalent experience
- 2-5 years’ minimum experience as an interventionist in the behavioral health sector
- Strong knowledge of recovery principles, 12 Step programs, local family resources and other Pathways to Recovery
- Must hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record
- Current Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) Certification from Pennsylvania Certification Board preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Sales Force experience preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Confidentiality: Embraces, as a primary obligation, the privacy of clients and must not disclose confidential information acquired in teaching, clinical practice, training or consultation sessions, except when there is a clear and imminent danger to client or other persons.
Client Welfare: Respects the integrity and protects the welfare of the person or group with whom he/she is working.
Legal and Ethical Standards: Upholds the legal and accepted ethical codes which pertain to professional conduct. The interventionist who is aware of unethical or illegal professional conduct must report such violations to the appropriate certifying authority. The interventionist must have extensive training in ethics and knowledge of local and state laws where they operate.
Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients, families and community.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to operate a motor vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.