Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is the clinical program of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. ARTS has provided residential and outpatient empirically supported substance abuse treatment services in Colorado for over 40 years, with an emphasis on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for adolescents, women, men, families, and those involved in the criminal justice system. It is the mission of ARTS to improve the quality of life and productivity of individuals and families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders through the application of scientifically supported prevention, education, and treatment services.
This position provides tracking of clients who are living with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in a residential setting. This tracking includes verifying their location in the community and in the facility, monitoring medications, and modeling pro-social behaviors and acknowledging clients use of pro-social behaviors. Included are checking out clients in the morning as they go to work, interviews and/or passes. This position organizes and provides direction to other overnight staff (Client Care Aide I/II) and reports to the Operations Supervisor.
Documentation will be maintained in an electronic health record. This position will work with patients who are referred from the criminal justice system and/or other referral sources (i.e., department of human services). Hours are primarily 12am – 8am and/or may overlap into these hours.
- Organize shift meetings occur and provide leadership to shift by managing staff schedule and coverage on swing shift, including signing off on time sheets.
- Ensure clients are picked up from off-site appointments.
- Communicating with CC/DOC liaisons as needed.
- Collection of same sex urinalysis samples and coordinate with our contracted Laboratory to interpret and report urinalysis testing results to the clinical team.
- Verification/Employment checks/Escape documentation per DCJ (Division of Criminal Justice) standards.
- Entry of client services into the CWISE system (offender database) and entering data into our Electronic Health Care Record and the applicant should have average familiarity with computers.
- Tracking of client services related to DCJ contact standards.
- Ensure all Pat searches and scheduled urinalysis testing is completed.
- Assisting clients in the treatment engagement and retention process by intervening when necessary to prevent drop-out and termination from treatment.
- Other duties as assigned.