This is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed. Individuals are referred to the CST team who have a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis and meet the needs of at least two life domains described in the CST service definition. The CST team shall be staffed with a co-occurring disorder specialist who shall meet Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104, and have a designation of CCS, LCAS, LCAS-A, or CSAC.
Essential Job Functions:
Conducts comprehensive substance abuse assessments considering the relationship between substance use and mental health.
Assesses, tracks and documents individual's stages of change readiness and stages of treatment.
Uses outreach and motivational interviewing techniques to work with individuals in earlier stages of change readiness.
Uses cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention to work with beneficiaries in later stages of change readiness.
Ensures that the team's treatment approaches are consistent with individual's stages of change readiness;
Facilitates the Person Centered Planning process for individual's as assigned.
Serves as a consultant and educator to fellow CST team members on the topic of integrated dual
disorder treatment (IDDT) and motivational interviewing.
Provides structured face-to-face scheduled interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: adaptive, communication, personal care, domestic, psychosocial, problem solving, etc. in preventing, overcoming, or managing the individual's level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.
Provides psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination.
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time
Participates in peer review
Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time
Prepares and presents documentation for utilization review
Completes required training within prescribed timeframes
Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training
Other duties as assigned