ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ wants and needs and facilitate the
development and updating of the Individualized Recovery Plan.
Maintains medical record documentation that includes CD assessments and
related documents. Attends and participates in staff report.
Performs patient care procedures and nursing interventions according to care
plans, as delegated by the RN.
Observes changes in patients’ behavior and health condition and reports to RN.
Performs and ensures admission procedures are carried out efficiently and in a
supportive manner. Collects pertinent data for patient assessment.
Teach clients how to successfully manage their illness through the development
of symptom recognition skills, symptom management skills, and coping skills.
Teach clients any skill that will facilitate independence and achievement of their
recovery goals including daily living skills, interpersonal skills, independent
transportation skills and anger management skills.
Assist and support clients in crisis situations.
Assist clients in applying for all benefits and entitlements that will provide for their
needs, such as SSI, Medicaid, Section 8, energy assistance, and reduced fare
Assist clients in developing natural support networks by locating supports and
services in the community such as AA, self-help groups, and recreational
Locate safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for clients that is appropriate for the
level of care that they need; provide support during transition from different types
Accompany clients to critical services when necessary, especially critical medical
Provide education, support and consultation to clients’ families and support
system, as appropriate.
Documents a summary of patient’s progress in achieving goals and objectives
weekly, at time of discharge and all other services provided by billing and writing
Provide monitoring when clients are engaged in services with other agencies.
Participate in the daily ACT Team Meeting.
Participate in the on-call system that will respond to clients after hours and on
Provide advocacy and support for clients as they navigate social, governmental,
and community systems.
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a human services field, or H.S. degree
and credentialed through a combination of education and experience.
Licensed as a CAC in the District of Columbia.
Minimum of one-year experience in social services, supported housing, or with
persons with disabilities;
Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with
disabilities and other minority populations;
Demonstrated knowledge of harm reduction theory/applications;
Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills;
4130 Hunt Place, NE
Washington, DC 20019