• Assistant Supervisor - Detox

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/23/2018 10:51 AM)
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    Jefferson Center
  • Overview






    Assist the Program Coordinator in specific administrative duties, as well as having clinical and supervisory responsibilities on the unit.  Supervise swing shift staff and others as assigned by the Program Coordinator.  This position will work swing shift and one weekend shift, but hours may vary on occasion based on training needs of the staff.  Responsible for maintaining milieu structure and following program rules and procedures of the withdrawal management program; responsible for direct supervision of clients and providing training and supervision for milieu staff


    • Provide group supervision to employees for clinical development and CAC certification
    • Perform individualized training with staff face to face on the unit around withdrawal management documentation, Avatar training, assessments, protocols, de-escalation techniques and vitals training 
    • Will review and co-sign clinical documentation for new employees in order to provide feedback
    • May review other staff notes as assigned for continuity and completion.
    • Supports the other Shift Coordinators and Program Coordinator in fulfilling programmatic goals.
    • Complete process weekly on designated date (Tuesday)
    • On Call duties as assigned
    • Oversee, monitor and coordinate EC/IC process
    • Assist Program Coordinator in employee screening, interviews, reference checks, job previews and completing hiring paperwork
    • Assist staff in completing credentialing packets in a timely manner
    • Assist Coordinator and other Shift Coordinator in addressing employee concerns, documenting supervisions and expectations, change plans appropriately
    • Assist the Program Coordinator with scheduling and payroll
    • Performs Shift coordinator duties or line staff duties as needed,
    • Covers shift coordinator position for illness, vacations, staff meetings, trainings, supervision, wellness hours, etc as needed,   See  Shift Coordinator duties below:
    • Supervises staff and client activities on assigned shift. Monitors Technicians I & II’s, Outreach Van Drivers and WM Trainee positions and Provides monthly administrative supervision to staff assigned by supervisor.
    • Maintains acceptable attendance and punctuality and is consistently at work and on-time.
    • Interacts with client population in order to provide guidance, safety, stability and direction including de-escalating potentially dangerous situations. The clients in this facility are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and/or experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
    • Coordinates treatment referrals for clients motivated to seek on-going treatment. 
    • Works with Supervisor to coordinate coverage for unscheduled absences.
    • Provides medication monitoring procedures in accordance with the written procedures.
    • Completes daily shift reports as well as adverse incident reports (AIR’s), refusal and medical screening documentation in accordance with procedures in a timely manner.
    • Monitors staff adherence to cash and property handling procedures. 
    • Makes decisions regarding client appropriateness for admission, discharge or transfer to a higher level of care as well as ensuring client safety.
    • Coordinates all Outreach Van assignments during shift. 
    • Provides direct client care, intake and discharge and data entry as needed.
    • Assists Program Coordinator with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing day-to-day work as well as completion/approval of timesheets.
    • Monitors and documents client levels of intoxication, withdrawal status, vital signs, physical condition and behavior, as needed. Must be able to administer blood pressure assessments, utilizing blood pressure cuffs.
    • Rotates  in the coordination of 24/7 on-call phone consultation. Responsibility is shared between Manager, Supervisor and Shift Coordinators.
    • Effectively responds to the client needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and other requests. 
    • Adheres to all Jefferson Center Policies and Procedures



    Other Duties (Productivity Performance Measures, Professional Growth/Development, Relationships/Communication)



    • Ensures Adverse Incident Reporting (AIR) procedures are followed during shift. Attend Critical Incident Reviews (CIR) as designated by the Supervisor or CIR team


    • Identify potential problems areas or areas for development and problem solves with leadership team.


    • Attends mandatory in-services, staff meetings, clinical supervision, and on-line training as required.


    • Track staff hours and unit spending to remain within payroll budget allocations.


    • Participates in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases using a problem solving approach as well as feedback.  


    • Monitors, coaches, and directs staff on implementing strategies to reach performance measurement benchmarks.


    • Provides the Program Coordinator with feedback for performance evaluations and Employee Contribution Records (ECR).


    • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.


    • Participates in staff development activities that enhance professional growth.


    • Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization.


    • Participates in the Center’s training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery.


    • Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care and the principles of addiction treatment.


    • Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public. Uses language and behavior to promote dignity and respect.


    • Corporate Compliance including documentation on practice in accordance with regulatory requirements and clinical guidelines.


    • Exhibits enthusiasm, respect, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in

     the work environment.


    • Must be sensitive to the diverse cultural and situational needs of the clients.


    Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


    Master’s degree in a related field (psychology, counseling, human services, social work, etc.) Two years of supervisory experience required.  Certified Addictions Counselor III (CAC III) or Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) required.


    Current CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire. Valid Colorado Driver's License with a driving record that meets agency requirements.


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