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.

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 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.

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

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 #Counselor-Sharon 
 
MCCA is an equal opportunity employer.
FT Licensed Bilingual Counselor (English/Spanish): Danbury, Waterbury, & Bridgeport

Job Summary: MCCA, Inc., a premium substance treatment/mental health organization has an immediate opening for a preferred bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Counselor. We seek a Counseling professional to be a part of our Pre-Trial Intervention and Outpatient Programs with experience in the field of human services who demonstrates proficiency in the counseling of substance disorder and/or behavioral health issues.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate initial procedures for admission, including completion of required intake forms, releases, BioPsychoSocial assessment, treatment recommendations, and treatment planning. Apply eligibility and diagnostic criteria to determine client appropriateness for treatment in various modalities.
  • Facilitate pre-trial psycho-education groups, client and family education groups/programs and individual, group and family counseling.
  • Evaluate individuals referred to MCCA by the Pre-Trial Intervention Program. Compliance with all required documents per the contractual guidelines of the program contract.
  • Identify and evaluate client strengths, limitations, problems and needs; assess and develop treatment plans. Implement, review and modify treatment plans as required.
  • High profile consultative role with multi-disciplinary team, provide crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Provide information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug abuse as well as available treatment services and resources.
  • Ability to quickly obtain a good command of the MCCA’s Policies and Procedures and provide clients with 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 of client’s progress in a timely manner to meet compliance standards.
  • Consult with our own and other professionals to assure comprehensive quality care for the client.
  • Coordinate/carry out special programs or projects as assigned by the program director.
  • Comply with all federal, state and funding regulatory requirements.

Education, Training and Credentials: Minimum of one year experience in mental health and/or addiction services.

Must possess a Masters Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling and/or Social Sciences.

License preferred: LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMSW or LADC. We will also consider license eligible within a year but must have at least a minimum of one-year substance abuse treatment experience.

Computer Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Must have experience with electronic medical record systems.

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

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.

 

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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