Co-Occurring Specialist

Salary: 38,000-40,000 Annually

Job Description: SUMMARY
As part of the ACT multidisciplinary team, the Co-Occurring Specialist will provide treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy and case management services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses and chemical dependency problems.

• Conduct comprehensive, ongoing assessments of program clients’ mental illness, substance abuse, physical health, housing status and other relevant needs
• Complete DLA-20’s every three months on primary case load as required by DMH and BJC/administrative agent
• Provide direct clinical services to clients on individual and group basis in office and in community settings, make appropriate changes in treatment plans to
ensure client’s ability to cope with internal and external stresses and transport clients to appointments as scheduled
• Refer clients to appropriate community agencies, assisting clients when needed
• Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and program clients to maintain coordination in treatment process
• Potentially facilitate stage-wise treatment substance abuse groups with emphasis on facilitating personal growth and development towards recovery and
• Coordinate with outside inpatient services to provide needed services to clients and establish linkage with outpatient treatment groups and other support
• Collaborate with other members of ACT team during daily and weekly staff meetings
• Provide person-centered direct clinical services to clients on individual and group basis in office and in community settings, make appropriate changes in
treatment plans to ensure clients’ ability to cope with internal and external stressors
• Facilitate clients’ treatment planning with an emphasis on fostering personal growth and development towards recovery and wellness
• Provide on-call crisis intervention in coordination with other ACT team members, covering nighttime hours, holidays and weekends
• Maintain St. Patrick Center and BJC-BH client tracking systems and client files (including treatment plans), document client progress to maintain
permanent record of client activity within 24 hour timeframe required by DMH and BJC/administrative agent
• Responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards
• Ensure the care model by interacting with all other St. Patrick Center programs
• Provide consultation and training for ACT team regarding substance abuse and addiction


Location: St. Louis, MO


• Qualified Addictions Professional (Certified or Registered as a substance use professional by the Missouri Credentialing Board with one of the following
credentials: CADC, CRADC, CRAADC, CCJP, CCDP, CCDDP-D, RADC, or RADC-P) OR a licensed or provisionally-licensed Mental Health Professional
with a minimum of 1 year experience working with individuals with substance use disorders
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• Understanding of mental illness and substance abuse
• Experience in counseling and case management/wrap-around services
• Knowledge and understanding of community agencies
• Knowledge of federal, state and agency policies of client confidentiality
• Must possess current Class E Missouri Driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle in which to transport clients

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good attention to detail
• Well-versed in ethical issues in drug/alcohol counseling
• Counseling and crisis intervention expertise
• Motivational Interviewing, Use of the Harm Reduction Model and Clinical Application of Stages of Change/Treatment
• Self-motivation due to the frequently autonomous nature of position
• Willingness to conduct home visits and be around cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors in client homes
• Respect for clients and staff
• Sensitive to cultural diversity
• Ability to work in a team atmosphere
• Ability to walk up multiple flights of stairs in client’s homes
• Moderate computer skills

• Report to and work with Manager of Mental Health Programs (Team Leader ACT)
• Attend and participate in all appropriate St. Patrick Center meetings

• Mileage reimbursement
• Cell Phone Stipend
• Off-site trainings
• Partner agencies (networking opportunities)

To Apply: Please Submit a resume and cover letter to: Apply at: