MICA Coordinator provides supportive, goal-oriented counseling to consumers with a focus on recovery of mental illness and alcohol/substance abuse.
Provide supportive, goal-oriented counseling to consumers with a focus on decision making and problem solving skills in relation to educational material discussed in MICA groups.
Foster open communication and show understanding, support, and respect to all consumers and co-workers.
Plan and prepare topics/educational materials for in-house groups to be conducted on at least a bi-weekly basis. Assure that group topics are meeting service plan needs.
Facilitate group and weekly house meetings, document participation of each MICA consumer.
Participate in consumer’s treatment team meetings.
Observe consumers to determine behavioral changes that may warrant contact with the clinical provider for intervention and treatment.
Provide appropriate assessment and crisis intervention skills.
Teach skills to assist consumers in dealing with daily activities and provide options for consumers on how to deal with stress.
Conduct random alcohol/drug testing as well as random room checks on consumers.
Screen referrals, interview potential MICA consumers, and provide feedback on appropriateness for acceptance.
Provide supervision of medication management
Provide transportation to AA/NA meetings, appointments in Agency vehicles as needed.
Collaborate with the residents’ outpatient recovery treatment programs to determine the level of treatment and make recommendations for inpatient drug rehabilitation or intensive outpatient treatment when a resident relapses on alcohol and/or other illicit drugs.
Organize monthly community based sober social activities and supervise, encourage and provide transportation for all MICA residents who choose to participate.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or five (5) years of experience in Human Services is required. CASAC or CASAC-T is required. Experience with mentally ill and/or mentally ill and chemically addicted individuals required. Valid NY driver’s license required. Must possess basic computer knowledge and skills.