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Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
Program Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, the program coordinator supports the overall functioning of MAT program, which serves youth and young adults experiencing or at risk of opioid use disorder(s).  The program coordinator serves as a first point of contact to clients, families, and community partners, supports clients in accessing appropriate treatment, and provides administrative support to program activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Receives, assesses, and organizes client referrals from various community settings including drop-in centers, shelters, encampments, family members, community partners, and other sites.

  • Triages, refers, and connects clients to resources and services based on needs assessment and available information.

  • Develop and implement strategies, along with multi-disciplinary team members, to provide outreach services to hard-to-reach youth and young adults currently using or at-risk for using opioids or other substances.

  • Uses motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and rapport-building techniques to enhance client and family engagement in the program.

  • Responds to inquiries from clients, family members, and community partners—providing program information, psychoeducation, and referrals as appropriate.

  • Coordinates the organization and dispersal of supplies and resources to all team members as appropriate.

  • Provides basic health education to support clients and family in making informed decisions about their substance use and treatment options.

  • Supports and facilitates communication within the MAT multi-disciplinary team and between external partners.

  • Utilizes recovery-focused and strength-based approaches to support client in improving access to treatment and reducing health risk factors.

  • Provide resources and community linkages to clients to remove barriers to accessing treatment.

  • Builds and enhances relationships with partner agencies, community organizations, and other stakeholders to provide to raise awareness of program.

  • Collaborate with counselors, therapists, doctors, supervisors, case managers, and other providers on the MAT team to provide timely care to clients and monitor safety concerns.

  • Maintain complete and timely documentation, including gathering data in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

  • Supports completion of data collection and reports as mandated by contracts and funding partners.

  • Maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers, and community partners.

  • Approach clients in a culturally relevant manner that reflects the agency and program philosophy and values.

  • Attend and participate in clinical consultation, staff meetings, and supervision appointments.

  • Implement Ryther’s trauma-informed care and social justice & equity models across all areas of work.

  • Follow all standard safety protocols and utilize all PPE as directed by supervisor.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies, and the community at large.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Accredited bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and two years relevant experience, preferably in social or vocational services with young people, or a master’s degree in mental health related field.  Will consider equivalent lived and work experience in lieu of higher education requirements.

  • Be at least 21 years of age.

  • Ability to maintain awareness of culturally relevant issues while interaction with children, families, co-workers, and community members.

  • Valid Washington state driver's license and automobile liability insurance and/or access to reliable transportation and ability to meet clients throughout King County as needed.

  • Ability to work with a strengths-based model.

  • Ability to handle work environments that may be include high levels of stress and uncertainty.

  • Understanding of human development, child psychology, and basic understanding of psycho-pharmacology.

  • Awareness of the public mental health system.  Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.

  • Knowledge of homeless youth services systems.  Comfortable working with clients without housing.

  • Ability to operate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client and employee confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, contract requirements, or other applicable laws and regulations.

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Flexibility and ability to work a varied schedule including some evenings and weekends.

  • Effective computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office & Electronic Health Records.

  • The ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with crisis planning.  Confidence and skill in handling crisis situations safely and effectively essential.

  • Ability to make ethical, prudent, and informed decisions in complex situations with attention to safety of all involved, including staff, clients, and community members.

  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including but not limited to:

    • lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.,

    • standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time,

    • kneeling, squatting, and stooping,

    • running for brief periods of time

 

AGENCY COMMITMENTS

  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.

  • Accept and positively engage with people with a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practices and ability statuses.

  • Effectively manage own work while working within a team environment.

  • Adapt and respond effectively to change.

PAY: $56,000 - $60,000

BENEFITS
Full and part-time employees at Ryther enjoy a variety of competitive benefits including: 
 

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage (We pay your medical deductible!)

  • Multiple Retirement Plan Options (403b tax deferred)

  • Generous Paid Leave Program (3 weeks paid vacation, 10 accrued sick days, 5 personal days, and paid holidays)

  • Life Insurance Coverage

  • Professional development funds

  • Ryther is a recognized and accredited non-profit (501c3) which qualifies for the federal public student loan forgiveness program

SUPERVISOR: Manager of Transitional Community Treatment

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