Responsibilities: The Substance Use Navigator will provide consultation to community providers, Children's System of Care (CSOC) system partners, families, advisory groups, and/or governmental entities serving or advocating for youth (under 21 years of age) with substance use challenges and residing in the defined service area. The Substance Use Navigator will work to identify, lead, support, and inform collaboration among all youth-serving systems.
The Navigator will facilitate presentations and group discussion for each of the defined service areas on:
Assessment of youth needs and challenges;
Available services to meet youth/family needs, including specialized treatment needs of the transitional age population;
Existing access and barriers to access services;
Strategies to improve availability and access to services;
Host face-to-face meetings with the local county partner groups to develop a collaborative relationship;
Provide insight and understanding of how partner group can assess substance use needs of youth;
Advise/support the decision-making and accessing opportunities for youth
Collaborate with all system partners on a routine and ongoing basis;
Develop strategic plans to address identified community and agency needs with CSOC and the local community;
Plans include the identified needs, prioritized needs, identify strategies to address the prioritized needs and process for both the community and agency needs;
Information will be made available to the community at large, through the DCF/CSOC and CIACC;
Provide expert consultation for the implementation of the identified strategic plans;
As needed, offer technical assistance to community partners around accessing SU and co-occurring services through the CSOC and the CSOC CSA;
Trouble-shoot implementation barriers with system of care and community partners.
Support county efforts in improving seamless access for youth to substance use services;
Strive to improve inter-system relationships among system partners serving youth with substance use challenges to provide assistance in identifying post-treatment services and supports; and
Identify indicators that will measure the effectiveness of the collaborations in order to achieve the desired results for this initiative.
The Substance Use Navigator must be a credentialed healthcare professional with a minimum of three (3) years' experience in the field of mental health and/or substance use
Master's Degree Required
LSW, LAC, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or LCADC Required
Must have Community Organizing, Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning Experience
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