Careers

MCCA is a growing organization and is consistently ranked as one of the top-rated large substance abuse organizations in the State of Connecticut. We welcome diversity and encourage bilingual/bicultural individuals to apply. The following positions are open.

FT Administrative Assistant Floater: Danbury

General Statement of Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that insurance eligibility/authorizations/failed claims/failed activities and related paperwork, as well as, data entry, scanning, filing, scheduling are completed accurately and in a timely manner on a daily basis for Danbury and/or other locations as may be assigned. (Floating)   This position will handle daily administrative operations for Outpatient Services, Admissions, front desk and scheduler coverage, and coverage for other sites as operational needs dictate.  Additionally, the incumbent will assist with intakes / phone screens and data entry, client appointment reminder phone calls, maintenance of the logs, and all other administrative duties and data entry as assigned.  This position is to maintain close liaison with staff, administration, billing and finance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assure that all the demographic information is entered in the Carelogic system, along with the DDap assessments.
  2. Assure that all insurances/self pays/co pays/ eligibility/authorizations in Carelogic are done properly and timely fashion.
  3. Ascertain that all forms in Carelogic are filled out and payer/authorization information is correct
  4. Assist with data entry for DMHAS reporting purposes and all other administrative duties.
  5. Check and review that appointment reminder calls/no show calls or any other required phone calls to the clients are made appropriately
  6. Make certain that all the clinician’s schedules are booked correctly and the gaps are filled correctly.
  7. Serves as a backup to Outpatient Clerk /Receptionist or as needed or requested by management for any other sites
  8. Data entry updates for MCCA Programs as needed.
  9. Reviews and maintains office equipment and supplies as needed.
  10. Process appointment scheduling, group roster updating and accept payments at reception area as needed.
  11. Assists in clearing Carelogic or any other data entry errors on timely fashion.
  12. Provides periodic review of data to ensure accuracy.
  13. Provides quality customer service to our clients.
  14. Provides/prepares all weekly reports requested by management.

And other duties as assigned by management. Reports to:  Program Director and/or Administrative Staff Manager

Knowledge of:

  • Basic administration practices and terminology, particularly as related to AEP/DEP /Outpatient programs and all other MCCA programs.
  • Basic knowledge of insurances and authorizations.
  • Terms, practices and procedures used in all MCCA programs.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and records management.
  • The function and use of standard office equipment.
  • Computers and computer applications including excel spreadsheets, databases, and word processing.
  • Business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Business arithmetic.

Skills in:

  • Understanding and applying departmental guidelines and policies
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective materials
  • Some analytical skills to find and clear errors
  • Maintaining accurate records and files
  • Use of computers and computer applications and software
  • Compiling information and preparing documents as instructed by management
  • Coordinating multiple concurrent duties
  • Maintaining confidentiality within established guidelines
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
  • Ability to multi-tasking, provide details and maintain strong organizational skills

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.   College coursework and/or human services training are highly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of increasingly responsibility level experience in
  • Administrative work, preferably in substance abuse field

General Job Performance Standards

  • High Integrity
  • Maintenance of confidentiality
  • Good business acumen
  • Detailed oriented
  • Process driven
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Solid customer relations

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment. Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.), Vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen, Hearing and speech to communicate person and by telephone Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

Other Requirements:

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Fax 203-748-2604 or click here to email your resume. In your subject line, please reference Job #Admin-Danbury

Please do not telephone or contact directly, only resumes submitted by fax or email will be considered. Interested candidates should fax their cover letters and resumes to: HR at 203-748-2604, or click here to apply by email. Please do not telephone or contact directly, only resumes submitted by fax or email will be considered.

MCCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Per Diem RN Detox: Danbury

The APRN (Advanced Practice Nurse) will perform comprehensive problem-focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.  Synthesize data from multiple sources to assists in making a diagnosis.  Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data when formulating a working diagnosis.  Formulate a treatment plan.  Implement therapeutic intervention for clients admitted to the program.  Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral and/or further evaluation and work in close collaboration with the Medical Director and attending Physician, as well as provide guidance and direction to RNs. Major Responsibilities

  1. Performing comprehensive history and physical examinations.
  2. Initial MSE.
  3. Order appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures.
  4. Order, receive and review laboratory reports and relevant lab tests/procedures in order to diagnose or manage patient condition.
  5. The APRN practices as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and consults with members of other health professions as appropriate   in order to ensure client health care needs are met.
  6. Implement strategies to promote health with clients.
  7. Initiate and manage client care within his/her scope of practice.
  8. Comply with all federal, state and funding regulatory requirements.
  9. Maintain client confidentiality pursuant to Federal, State and HIPAA regulations.
  10. Accurate and timely coordination/completion of assignments as directed by the Medical Director and/or VP of Behavioral Health.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Training & Credentials

  • MSN degree from an accredited college
  • Current State of Connecticut RN and APRN license or PA license
  • Familiarity with the medical complications in treating substance abuse, co-occurring and mentally ill clients.

*New APRN and PA Graduates are welcomed to apply. Interested qualified candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to Human Resources at 203-748-2604. In your subject line, please reference Job #Per-Diem-PRN Click here to Email your resume. Please do not telephone or contact directly, only resumes submitted by fax or email will be considered.

Per Diem APRN Outpatient Services: New Haven

The APRN (Advanced Practice Nurse) will perform comprehensive problem-focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.  Synthesize data from multiple sources to assists in making a diagnosis.  Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data when formulating a working diagnosis.  Formulate a treatment plan.  Implement therapeutic intervention for clients admitted to the program.  Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral and/or further evaluation and work in close collaboration with the Medical Director and attending Physician, as well as provide guidance and direction to RNs. Major Responsibilities

  1. Performing comprehensive history and physical examinations.
  2. Initial MSE.
  3. Order appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures.
  4. Order, receive and review laboratory reports and relevant lab tests/procedures in order to diagnose or manage patient condition.
  5. The APRN practices as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and consults with members of other health professions as appropriate   in order to ensure client health care needs are met.
  6. Implement strategies to promote health with clients.
  7. Initiate and manage client care within his/her scope of practice.
  8. Comply with all federal, state and funding regulatory requirements.
  9. Maintain client confidentiality pursuant to Federal, State and HIPAA regulations.
  10. Accurate and timely coordination/completion of assignments as directed by the Medical Director and/or VP of Behavioral Health.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Training & Credentials

  • MSN degree from an accredited college
  • Current State of Connecticut RN and APRN license or PA license
  • Familiarity with the medical complications in treating substance abuse, co-occurring and mentally ill clients.

*New APRN and PA Graduates are welcomed to apply. Interested qualified candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to Human Resources at 203-748-2604. In your subject line, please reference Job #PD-APRN-OPNewHaven Click here to Email your resume. Please do not telephone or contact directly, only resumes submitted by fax or email will be considered. MCCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Per Diem APRN Detox: Danbury

The APRN (Advanced Practice Nurse) will perform comprehensive problem-focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.  Synthesize data from multiple sources to assists in making a diagnosis.  Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data when formulating a working diagnosis.  Formulate a treatment plan.  Implement therapeutic intervention for clients admitted to the program.  Exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral and/or further evaluation and work in close collaboration with the Medical Director and attending Physician, as well as provide guidance and direction to RNs. Major Responsibilities

  1. Performing comprehensive history and physical examinations.
  2. Initial MSE.
  3. Order appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures.
  4. Order, receive and review laboratory reports and relevant lab tests/procedures in order to diagnose or manage patient condition.
  5. The APRN practices as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and consults with members of other health professions as appropriate   in order to ensure client health care needs are met.
  6. Implement strategies to promote health with clients.
  7. Initiate and manage client care within his/her scope of practice.
  8. Comply with all federal, state and funding regulatory requirements.
  9. Maintain client confidentiality pursuant to Federal, State and HIPAA regulations.
  10. Accurate and timely coordination/completion of assignments as directed by the Medical Director and/or VP of Behavioral Health.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Training & Credentials

  • MSN degree from an accredited college
  • Current State of Connecticut RN and APRN license or PA license
  • Familiarity with the medical complications in treating substance abuse, co-occurring and mentally ill clients.

*New APRN and PA Graduates are welcomed to apply. Interested qualified candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to Human Resources at 203-748-2604. In your subject line, please reference Job #PD-APRN-DanburyOP Click here to Email your resume. Please do not telephone or contact directly, only resumes submitted by fax or email will be considered. MCCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Outpatient APRN: New Haven

Large, multi-site Behavioral Health agency is seeking an experienced Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for a part-time job opportunity in our New Haven clinic. We are looking for a candidate who is ready to join our inter-disciplinary team in providing quality behavioral health and addiction treatment to a broad patient population. This position is primarily outpatient medication management visits during normal business hours and does not include any on-call duties. Hours are somewhat flexible, 12-20 hours per week. Be part of the solution and join our team today!

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the direction of our Chief Medical Officer and clinic Program Director, outpatient APRNs are responsible for performing initial psychiatric assessments, medication evaluations, and ongoing medication management of patients in our IOP and outpatient programs. This positions includes a significant amount of encouraging patients to be pro-active in their own recovery and educating patients about preventative health maintenance, healthy living options, and avoiding polypharmacy. Our APRNs work closely with our other clinicians to provide closely monitored care in a community setting. Similarly, our APRNs communicate frequently with outside healthcare providers to ensure quality and continuity of care. We use an electronic medical record and e-prescribing. Patient visits are generously scheduled as one hour for new assessments and 30 minutes for medication management appointments.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • CT APRN License
  • Master’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing; current credentialing as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience and knowledge of EMR and related skills.
  • Experience in Mental Health preferred. Addiction and/or public health experience preferred.
  • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card. Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Substance Registration Certificate.

Supervision Received: This position reports to the Chief Medical Officer.

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package.

Interested qualified candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to Human Resources at 203-748-2604. In your subject line, please reference Job #OP-APRN Click here to Email your resume. Please do not telephone or contact directly, only resumes submitted by fax or email will be considered. MCCA is an equal opportunity employer.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EEO EMPLOYER

FT Counselor I: Trinity Glen, Sharon
General Statement of Duties

This position is that of a counselor in training who, if familiar with human services, demonstrates some measure of proficiency in the counseling of the chemically dependent individuals and individuals diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder.  The counselor is responsible for the well being of the clients, the security of the facility, and completing other assigned tasks when scheduled to work the evening shift.

Major Responsibilities

  • Facilitate initial procedures for admission, including completion of required intake forms, releases, collection of initial assessment and recommendations for treatment planning. Apply eligibility and diagnostic criteria to determine client appropriateness for treatment in various modalities.
  • Facilitate individual, group and family counseling, facilitate client and family education groups and programs, and facilitate DWI groups when credentialed to do so.
  • Communicate general and specific program goals, rules of conduct, agency services and hours of operation, treatment costs to be borne by clients and clients’ rights as well as other information required.
  • Identify and evaluate client strengths, limitations, problems and needs; assess and develop treatment plans.
  • Implement, review and modify treatment plans as required.
  • Provide case management services to clients as needed, coordinate multiple services planning in support of client needs and integrate with treatment planning process.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Provide information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug use as well as available treatment services and resources.
  • Provide information and guidance on utilization of community resources, initiate and follow up on referrals as needed.
  • Chart results of assessment and treatment planning; write reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and other client-related information in support of documentation or clients’ progress to facilitate communications between co-workers and in support of accountability of the agency to its funding sources.
  • Consult with our own and other professionals to assure comprehensive quality care for the client.
  • Comply with all federal, state and funding regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor client activity, patrol the facility and complete bed checks; documenting the times in the Daily Log Book.
  • Counsel clients who are not following the rules/guidelines. Report serious rule infractions immediately to the program supervisor or director of clinical operations (e.g., suspected use of alcohol, other drugs, violence, sexual activity).  Document pertinent issues in the Daily Log Book.
  • Insure that clients attend self-help meetings; held both internally and externally.
  • Monitor self-medication procedures.
  • Answer and process all telephone calls according to Agency guidelines.
  • Insure client safety, (e.g., walkways clear of ice and snow, clients wearing seatbelts, burned out light bulbs replaced).
  • Complete assigned clerical tasks.
  • Insure that all visitors are authorized to visit and sign in (Visitor Log Book). Examine all packages brought in by visitors, assuring that there is no contraband.
  • Responsible for the security of the building(s).
  • Adhere to visitor guidelines.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervision ReceivedThis position reports to the Clinical/Program Supervisor.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Performance of screening/intake operations done with accuracy in compliance with established agency procedures and completed with a minimum of problems.
  • Management of Caseload of at least three (3) clients:
    1. Completion of planned discharges within agency specified time periods.
    2. Promptly notify appropriate staff when a client discharge is scheduled.
    3. Timely follow up to non-attending clients.
    4. Completion of caseload related paperwork within agency specified time limits.
  • Program performance indicators meet Agency standards.
  • Client satisfaction reports and feedback.
  • Performance of special projects/programs in compliance with programmatic, Agency and/or funding objectives.
  • Performance on assigned tasks and programs.
  • No violations cited during monitoring visits.
  • Insurance authorization/reauthorizations completed within the designated time parameters, accounts receivable sound.
  • Facility patrols and room checks are documented in daily log book.
  • Client rule violations and the corrective action taken are documented in the daily log book.
  • Self-medication is observed and recorded accurately in the Medication Log Book.
  • Self-Help attendance is documented in the daily log book.
  • All telephone messages conveyed accurately and with no violations of confidentiality
  • No complaints of safety risks or accidents due to negligence on the part of clients or staff.
  • Completion of assigned clerical duties
  • Adherence to visitor guidelines
  • Program supervisor is notified of client violations and the circumstances thereof are documented in the daily logbook.
  • Violations of bedtime hours, lights out, and/or pass guidelines are documented in the daily log book.
  • No reports or infractions associated with securing the building.
  • Complete other assignments as required by management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field; or
  • Associates Degree from DARC or similar program; or
  • Three years experience in the substance abuse field and significant credit hours in technical training.

Interested qualified candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to Human Resource:

Fax 203-748-2604 or click here to email your resume. In your subject line, please reference Job #CounselorI-Sharon 
MCCA is an equal opportunity employer.
FT & PT Substance Disorder Technician: Detox, McDonough House - Danbury, Trinity Glen - Sharon & Kent
General Statement of Duties

The Substance Disorder Technician is accountable for the monitoring and well-being of all admitted clients as well as handles administrative functions and maintains the security of the facility.

Major Responsibilities
  1. Responsible for security and safety of all clients, building(s) and grounds.
  2. In some programs may be required to facilitate initial procedures for admission, including completion of required intake forms, releases, collection of initial assessment and recommendations for treatment planning.  Apply eligibility and diagnostic criteria to determine client appropriateness for treatment in various modalities.
  3. Monitor all client activity and behavior and report all abnormalities to supervisor.
  4. Input and check data entry on Care logic system.  Handle administrative and clerical duties as assigned by management.
  5. Encourage clients to participate in any in-house and outside Self-Help Meetings on a regular basis.
  6. Documentation of pertinent information related to facility operations or compromises the welfare of the clients.
  7. Conduct hourly checks of building(s) and grounds during the shift to assure safety rules and regulations are being adhered to and all facility systems are running and properly documented; i.e., refrigeration and heating.
  8. Responsible for monitoring the self-administration of client medication, documentation, medication count and the prescribing physician’s orders – date, dosage; monitor any changes thereof.
  9. Check and monitor the fire alarm system and conduct fire drills as necessary.
  10. Alert designated staff when weather is inclement in order to provide for proper snow/ice removal.
  11. Respect clients’ rights; adhere to confidentiality according to state and federal guidelines/regulations.
  12. Remain familiar with MCCA’s policies and procedures.
  13. Remain customer service driven.
  14. As assigned screen, intake, orient, assess and evaluate all admissions for appropriateness of care / treatment modality.
  15. As assigned provide basic intervention and education on substance abuse and related 12-step programs, i.e., AA, NA and Motivational Counseling.
  16. As assigned coordinate clients’ placement into appropriate level of continuing long-term substance abuse care.
  17. Document all pertinent information related to clients’ assessment, evaluation, admission and discharge.
  18. Observe and monitor clients on an on-going basis.
  19. As appropriate, maintain contact with hospital emergency room staff as necessary.
  20. Maintain good working relationship with service providers; i.e., hospital, police, treatment centers.
  21. As assigned, maintain efficient assessment and referral source system.
  22. As assigned, maintain efficient system of volunteer recruitment.
  23. As necessary serve food.
  24. Clean and maintain facility.
  25. Ensure shift coverage that may require occasional mandatory overtime.
  26. As assigned, transport clients to related service agencies for continuum of care when required.
  27. Other related duties as deemed appropriate by designated supervisor – inclusive, filing, assemble client records, etc.
  28.  All other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:  The Substance Abuse Technician reports to the designated supervisor – Trinity Glen Work Therapy Supervisor, Sobering Center Program Manager, Detox and McDonough House Treatment Center Program Manager.

Evaluation Criteria
  1. Minimal accident/incident reports.
  2. Performance of screening/intake operations done with accuracy in compliance with established agency procedures and completed with a minimum of problems.
  3. Management of Caseload
  4. Assignments completed in a timely manner.

    • Completion of planned discharges within agency specified time periods.

    • Promptly notify appropriate staff when a client discharge is scheduled.

    • Timely follow up to non-attending clients.

    • Completion of caseload related paperwork within agency specified time limits.

  5. Communication precise, well documented
  6. Notify appropriate staff in the event of facility systems malfunction and/or if safety procedures have been violated and document in log.
  7. Snow and ice removal has been conducted.
  8. Proper documentation of fire drills and disaster drills performed during shift.
  9. Meets all documentation and monitoring activities related to the self-administration of medications.
  10. Rounds completed within guidelines and appropriately documented.
  11. Area neat and clean.
  12. Has a good working knowledge of MCCA’s policies and procedures.
  13. Adherence to state and federal confidentiality guidelines/regulations.
  14. Adheres to security and safety issues.
  15. Completed other assignments as required.
Minimum Qualifications
Education, Training and Credentials:

Must possess a minimum of a High School Diploma and/or GED with two year of experience working with substance disorder field or in recovery and active involvement in a 12-Step Program. Prefer two years college with DARC, Sociology, Psychology background and/or Medical Assistance/CNA Certification Program and one year experience working with substance disorder field or in recovery and/or active involvement in a 12-Step Program Computer proficiency in Microsoft office preferred. Care logic experience a plus. Bilingual (Spanish) abilities a plus. Interested qualified candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to Human Resource: Fax 203-748-2604 or click here to email your resume. In your subject line, please reference Job #SubstanceDisorderTech/Detox/McDonough

MCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you have been scheduled for an interview, you may download our application here. Please email the completed application to mccajobs@mccaonline.com.

At MCCA our mission is to provide HELP and instill HOPE for individuals and families working to overcome addiction. If you share this belief and would like the chance to help foster our mission, we invite you to learn more about becoming a part of our caring team.

Asking for help is the first step.

MCCA is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) 3 non-profit community-based organization.

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