Tag: Substance abuse

Hardships in the LGBTQ+ Community Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, researchers estimate that 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ+ community struggles with a substance use disorder — more than double the rate of the general population.

Hardships in the LGBTQ+ Community Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse

Those in the LGBTQ+ community face unique cultural, emotional and social challenges in regards to substance abuse. They also face difficult situations related to their family life, mental health, and sexual or gender identity.

Some LGBTQ+ individuals turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with these challenges. Drug and alcohol abuse is also prevalent in LGBTQ+ culture, especially in the social scene. This combination of factors places the community at a greater risk for developing a substance use disorder.

Stress at Home

LGBTQ+ youths often face problems at home that can create high levels of stress. One of the toughest challenges is fear of rejection when they come out to family members.

Some conversations with family about identity result in rejection, hate or even violence. In these situations, youths may be forced to run away from home, cut ties with family members or enter foster care.

According to a recent Los Angeles study, 13.6 percent of LGBQ youths and 5.6 percent of transgender youths are in foster care. These rates are significantly higher than those of the general youth population.

Rejection at home is linked to poor health outcomes once LGBTQ+ youths become adults. Researchers from San Francisco State University found that LGBTQ+ youth who face rejection from their family are 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs, 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide and 5.9 percent more likely to report having high levels of depression.

Homophobia and Violence

Homophobia, discrimination and, violence toward LGBTQ+ youths are serious problems. Unfortunately, the resulting physical and emotional pain can drive individuals toward drugs or alcohol. According to the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 10 percent of the lesbian, gay and bisexual students surveyed were threatened or injured with a weapon at school. Additionally, 34 percent were bullied on school property, and 28 percent were bullied electronically.

Negative attitudes and discrimination can escalate to Bullying and violence. These experiences often cause lasting trauma, which may lead to the development of mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and, addiction.

Resources for Addiction and Mental Health Challenges

LGBTQ+ people experience greater risks for mental health problems than the general population.

According to a study cited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, women with same-sex partners experience more mental health disorders than women with opposite-sex partners. Gay men and bisexual people have higher rates of depression and anxiety than the general population.

The link between mental health and substance abuse has long been established. People often use drugs to cope with symptoms of their mental illness, an unhealthy choice that can lead to addiction. Also, drug use can exacerbate symptoms of mental health conditions.

More than 8 million American adults have co-occurring disorders, meaning a dual diagnosis of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Rates of co-occurring disorders are particularly high in the LGBTQ+ community.

Fortunately, support is available for people struggling with substance abuse and related mental health conditions. Psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy provide information and techniques that can help you cope with family or personal problems in a healthy and productive way.

In addition, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration provides numerous resources for LGBTQ+ people struggling with addiction. The administration’s treatment services locator lists facilities and organizations that offer programs catered to the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

About the Author: Trey Dyer is a writer for DrugRehab.com and a strong supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and equality. When Trey is not working, he can be found fly fishing, bike riding or heading off to his next travel destination.

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Hardships in the LGBTQ+ Community Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse

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Supervisor Case Manager

San Ysidro Health Center, Inc. – Casa, AR

Under the direction of the HIV Services Manager, the MAI Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of MAI core services which include case management, care coordination, substance abuse counseling, client advocacy, and mental health treatment. The MAI Team Leader provides program administration, supervision of the multi-disciplinary team, and direct services to clients who are HIV+. The MAI Team Leader works closely with all regional Early Intervention Service Centers (EISC), Part C (medical) providers, and Case Management programs to ensure MAI clients are offered and if appropriate, receive auxiliary HIV services. Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures; prepares operational analyses and reports, and audits current procedures to monitor and improve efficiency of operations. Cultivates and maintains communication and networking with multi-ethnic organizations in the HIV/AIDS community. Serves as a role model for cultural and linguistic competency for other staff to emulate. Maintain confidentiality at all levels.

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Essential Functions of the Job

Program Supervision (20%)

  • Responsible for general oversight and administration of MAI Integrated Services, providing overall supervision, management and/coordination of MAI staff.
  • Provide lead direction, monitors and evaluates work performance of multidisciplinary team, train staff, providing both positive and corrective feedback related to individual performance of assigned duties.
  • Know the terms, conditions and scopes of work of contracts and grants that fund the MAI Integrated Services. Maintain and update policies and procedures for MAI Integrated Services.
  • Provides quarterly chart reviews of all program areas (Case Management, Substance Abuse and Client Advocacy). Review all MAI Integrated Services assessments and Individual case plans to ensure accurate documentation and referrals.
  • Ensure the timely implementation and coordination of all MAI Integrated Services. Timely and accurate completion of service statistics. Responsible for the preparation of monthly narrative and statistical reports.
  • Oversee all client related educational activities including treatment updates, client orientation presentations, groups, etc.
  • Attendance and participation in Departmental staff and supervisors’ meetings and required trainings.
  • Coordinate quality improvement and evaluation activities for MAI related services for contract compliance and ensuring excellence in service delivery, and adequate progress toward contract goals and objectives.
  • Participates in and coordinates the design and implementation of data collection and analysis systems for the unit, to include computer, and/or network systems, applications programs, and administrative procedures.
  • Represent MAI Integrated Services and San Ysidro Health Center to other organizations and community groups. Network with other SYHC programs and HIV/AIDS service providers.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to allow for some weekend work as well as emergency coverage of shifts to meet the needs/demands of clients, related activities and events, and supervisory team.

Case Management (60%)

  • Develop excellence in case management services which will enrich and enhance the quality of life, dignity and respect of people infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment and administer an acuity scale to determine the medical, psychosocial, and social service needs of HIV+ clients.
  • Ensure clients are enrolled in medical care and receive appropriate referrals to needed services as established in case plan. Services include (but are not limited to): medication assistance, housing, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, legal services, etc.
  • Become an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) enrollment worker and ensure all eligible clients complete the ADAP enrollment process.
  • Maintains a caseload as assigned by contractual obligations. Conduct re-assessments and monthly contacts as required by contract. Assist clients in the procurement of benefits and services.
  • Timely professional maintenance of records and documentation, including progress notes, treatment plans and ongoing evaluation of client progress, consistent with agency expectations and ethical standards.

Care Coordination (20%)

  • MAI Supervisor performs thorough psychosocial assessments of incoming clients. Collaborates with clients to develop a personalized service plan to achieve self-reliance. Collaborates with MAI and other service team members and other appropriate individuals on clients’ status; within scope of responsibility and expertise, provides guidance and instruction to other staff members regarding appropriate treatments for clients.
  • Facilitates coordination intra and inter-agency to assist clients in their provision of basic needs.
  • Assists MAI Integrated Services in the promotion and implementation of client activities, educational presentations, and special events.
  • Support and participate in activities and group events organized by MAI Integrated Services.
  • Serve as primary liaison between the regional EISCs, EIPs, Part C, CM/PA, Mental Health and Substance Abuse programs ensuring the coordination of medical and social support services for MAI Integrated Services patients/clients.
  • Participates in weekly HIV Multi-disciplinary/Case Conference meetings with Case Management/Care Coordinators, Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Client Advocate, and Part C clinical staff.

Job Requirements

Education Required (Minimum level of education): Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree in social/human field preferred.

Certifications/Licenses Required: Current valid California driver’s license and access to insured vehicle required.

Experience Required (Minimum level of experience): three (3) years of experience working in human or social services. Experience with and sensitivity to LGBT-related cultural concerns and the psychosocial issues concomitant to HIV disease. Supervisory experience in a non-profit health or human service agency is highly desirable. Previous HIV field experiences a plus.

Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job: Bilingual English/Spanish required, with excellent oral and written communication skills. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job: Demonstrate ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate in working with minority communities. Demonstrate respect for diversity. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and its physical, psychological & emotional effects on individuals and family units. Knowledge of health and social issues people with HIV/AIDS. Excellent interpersonal skills. Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with a variety of people with a variety of co-occurring disorders. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional staff, clients, family members, and the public.

Equipment: Computer literacy required and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

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Employment & Housing Senior Case Manager

Heartland AllianceChicago, IL

Employment and Housing Senior Case Manager – Neon Street Program

This position provides a broad range of case management services within guidelines established by the Organization. Neon Street is a transitional housing program for youth ages 18-21 who meet the criteria for being homeless. The program admits both male and female participants, participants who identify as LGBT, current or former substance users, youth with criminal backgrounds including those on probation, youth with mental heath issues, youth with no/ limited resources, and youth with no or a poor rental history. The participants served may have medical issues, mental health issues, substance abuse issues, anger management issues, legal issues, LGBTQA as well as other issues to be identified through assessment. The primary focus of the program is to assist participants in obtaining/ maintaining employment and moving into their own apartment. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

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This position is governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement for which the employee, as a condition of employment, shall be required to remit dues or fees to the Union for administration of the contract.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services to homeless youth who are participants in the program.
  • Completes all intake paperwork. Ensures that client meets HUD guidelines for services. Submits intake paperwork within contractual time frames. HUD and IDHS.
  • Orients Participant to the program. Explains rules, rights and regulations.
  • Completes discharge paperwork in time frames established by program.
  • Makes referrals to outside service providers as necessary to meet service plan goals
  • Thoroughly assesses participant’s strengths and deficits in the areas of vocational, educational and independent living functioning. Also assesses for health, mental health, substance abuse and legal issues. Gathers background information on family of origin and support system. Documents assessment by completing the Comprehensive Assessment document within required time frame. The Comprehensive Assessment document needs to be written in business/ proper English.
  • Collaborates with client to develop a holistic services plan. Independently develops appropriate and well thought out goals and objectives for the following areas: Vocation, Education, Health/ Sexual Health, Mental Health/ Substance Use, Housing/ Finance, Independent Living Skills, Legal Needs, Family/ Support Systems as well as any other area that was identified either in the assessment or by the client. Completes service plan within required time frame and updates service plan every three months.
  • Using the service plan to guide provision of service, meets with client weekly to assist them in meeting their service plan goals. This includes, but is not limited to, making appropriate referrals to outside providers, motivating clients to work on meeting goals, teaching independent living skills, independently verifying clients progress.
  • Independently determines a weekly schedule including all weekly meetings with participants and ensures that all meetings take place.
  • Uses Ansell Casey assessment to create individualized life skills teaching agenda.
  • Teaches youth independent livings skills to increase Ansell Casey scores.
  • Assists youth in obtaining employment, including resume creation, conducting mock interviews, teaching effective job search strategies, motivating participants to obtain employment, etc.
  • Completes file reviews and other quality assurance activities as required.
  • Completes and submits case notes on a weekly basis ensuring case notes document billable services.
  • Enters participant information into Chicago HMIS, IDHS eCornerstone and all other relevant databases in timeframes required.
  • Identifies public assistance programs that participant may qualify for and assists participant in applying for programs or services, such as LINK, SSI, SSDI, Section 8 etc.
  • Assists participants in completing high school diploma/ GED through assessment of needs, linkages to schools or programs. Motivates participants to obtain high school diploma/ GED.
  • Assists participants in college/ trade school registration/ application for financial aid through assessment of needs, linkages to schools or programs. Motivates participants to obtain college/ trade school degree.
  • Assists participants in identifying and obtaining permanent housing.
  • Supervises program participants individually or in groups.
  • Conducts group sessions on identified topics.
  • Helps program participant to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and program participant’s part in creating them.
  • Completes accurately and in a timely manner all necessary forms, case records and statistical reports. Submits such documentation to the supervisor/manager within the designated time lines.
  • Ensures that all files and documentation is in compliance with funder requirements through filing material in an accurate and timely manner, auditing files, and archiving files, among other duties.
  • Participates and contributes actively in regular supervisory and team/unit meeting, in house training sessions, conferences, seminars and independent study.
  • Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, NASW (and/or other appropriate professional associations), private funding sources, Organization plans/policies and program guidelines. Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in-house and external staff training to ensure that he/she understands and continues to adhere to such standards. Initiates requests for assistance from Supervisor to address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to professional standards.
  • Transportation of program participants and/or Organizational property may be required.
  • In this residential program, household maintenance responsibilities may be assigned.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelors Degree and minimum of two years experience in residential care and case work, human services or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. MSW preferred. Experience working with homeless youth, with both males and females, may be required.
  • Language Skills: Must be able to communicate fully in standard business/professional English, including writing professional documents. Ability to read and interpret documents such operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Other Qualifications: A valid driver’s license may be required. Must be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to learn and become proficient in HMIS, eCornerstone and all other required databases.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies.

  • Job Development Knowledge – Demonstrated knowledge of resume preparation, specifically for individuals with little or no work history. Proficiency in varying job search techniques.
  • Initiative and Time Management – Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Listening/Problem Solving – Ability to give full attention to what others are saying, asking appropriate questions to clarify as necessary.
  • Life Skills Knowledge – Demonstrated ability to assess for and teach life skills to enable participants to live independently in the community.
  • Rapid Engagement – Ability to rapidly engage participants in service planning and achieving goal outcomes.

Work Environment: Each YRS program site operates on a 24/7 basis, 365 days per year. To meet both the needs of our participants and contractual obligations, employees of YRS need to be willing to be flexible in regards to scheduling and in performing any duty that may be required due to the needs of the program.

  • Three primary shifts are scheduled each day including weekends and holidays. Employees may be required to work any one of these shifts.
  • All employees share responsibility for the cleaning and basic maintenance of our facilities.
  • The employee may be required to remain on Organization premises during breaks and/or meal periods and may be required to stay on Organization premises until their replacement arrives.
  • May be required to visit clients in their homes or in institutions.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

APPLY

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Los Angeles LGBT CenterHollywood, CA

Conducts individual, couple and group counseling services, documenting progress, utilizing short term model in treatment planning to the greatest extent possible and serve on-duty walk-ins, crisis, as well as general information and crisis telephone calls. Provides clinical supervision to unlicensed staff clinicians and/or interns.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1) Conduct individual, couple and group counseling services for clients presenting to the MHS and documents progress in the client’s record immediately following the session;
2) Utilize short term model in treatment planning to the greatest extent possible; must receive concurrence of supervisor to extend number of sessions beyond the short term model protocol;
3) Provide two hours of group supervision and individual supervision to two unlicensed staff clinicians and/or interns each week;
4) Serve on-duty for designated hours each week to handle walk-ins, whether crisis oriented or not, as well as general information and crisis telephone calls. May complete Intake at the time of seeing a walk-in client if deemed appropriate;
5) Conduct Intakes, prepares the required documentation and routes the client’s record to the supervisor for disposition/placement;
6) Participate in the multi-disciplinary Clinical Case Conference, presenting assigned cases as they come due for review;
7) Make appropriate referrals to services outside the Center, w/in and to other services within the Department, e.g., psychiatric evaluation; and, follows up on those referrals with the client to assure appropriateness of the referral & continuity of care;
8) Participates and/or takes a leadership role in the Quality Improvement process practiced in the Clinic;
9) Adhere to the Utilization Management protocol used in the clinic to insure timely and appropriate client service;
10) Assume responsibility for completing all documentation in a timely, legible and thorough manner, submitting client records at the end of each business day, and proper notification of changes in appointment schedule to supervisor and Administrative Support staff;
11) Participates, as assigned, in clinical supervision groups and/or individual supervision on a weekly basis;
12) Mandatory attendance at monthly in-service training sessions;
13) Assists in the coordination of the work of paraprofessional volunteers and Mental Health Clinicians I, II and III;
14) Participation with supervisor and/or members of the MHS Management Team in program planning, program evaluation, dissemination activities and training;
15) Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and other meetings as needed;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

1) Four years paid post graduate counseling experience, i.e., residential care, social services, child welfare services, general counseling, chemical dependency treatment, juvenile justice, youth services, etc.;
2) Ability to work as a team member dedicated to generating resources/services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender communities;
3) Proven ability to work under direct supervision;
4) Ability to relate in a non-judgmental and respectful manner to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, or people experiencing a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.
5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills;
6) Computer skills and knowledge including word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems;
7) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with men and women of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment;

TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND LICENSURE:

1) Ph.D. or Masters in behavioral science discipline;
2) Licensed in applicable field of practice for a minimum of two years;
3) Completion of 6 hours of CEUs in Clinical Supervision.
4) Licensed LCSW or Clinical Psychologist required.

E-mail resume and cover letter as a word attachment to jobs@lalgbtcenter.org


The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental healthcare. We’re also the only Federally Qualified Health Center in California–and of the few in the nation–specifically for LGBT people.

All of our providers specialize in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and we work as partners to address the unique health needs of our community.

Because your wellness is about your mind as much as your body, the Center offers individual and group therapy on just about any issue that’s impacting your quality of life. We also specialize in helping those who are experiencing (or at risk of) intimate partner violence and we help people overcome substance abuse addictions, especially to crystal methamphetamine.

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Full-Time Health Education Coordinator

Coppin State University Baltimore, MD

The Coordinator will support HIV prevention research, community capacity, and infrastructure building initiatives. The Health Education Coordinator will improve HIV prevention, research and care services to MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) and YMSM (Young Men Who Have Sex With Men) by expanding the network of linkages into care, coordinating community partnerships, and creating and conducting needs assessment for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Full-Time Health Education CoordinatorFull-Time Health Education Coordinator

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide and train others in Health Education and Risk Reduction (HE/RR) services using CDC approved curricula and curricula approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Enroll target population into culturally competent, primary and secondary HIV prevention and treatment curricula.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to health and human services providers who serve the target population.
  • Develop mechanisms, including but not limited to, peer to peer outreach teams to distribute culturally competent prevention materials to the target populations to reinforce HIV/STD prevention activities.
  • Administer all reporting materials and evaluation instruments as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Assists in the implementation and evaluation a community-level HIV prevention program for young MSM.
  • Create needs assessment and data collections tools for various YMSM health initiatives.

Qualifications Education Bachelor’s degree (Masters strongly preferred) in Social Work, Psychology, or a related behavioral health field. 

Experience (2) years’ experience facilitating individual and group-level behavioral interventions, preferably those directed at sexual minorities and focused on HIV/STD or substance abuse prevention/treatment; (2) years’ experience in conducting multiple modalities of outreach and education including venue based and stage-based outreach.

APPLY


Coppin State University, an urban, comprehensive, historically Black institution located in Baltimore, Maryland, offers quality undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education, the liberal arts, mathematics, sciences, technology, and professional disciplines. The University provides educational access and diverse opportunities for students through excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement thus preparing analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners. Coppin State University builds on a rich legacy of empowering students, promoting community revitalization, and strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners.

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Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Pride InstituteEden Prairie, MN Pride Institute, the nation’s first and leading provider of chemical dependency and mental health treatment services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, is seeking a PRN or part time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to become part of our team. Pride Institute operates Rule 31 Residential and Intensive Outpatient programs in both Eden Prairie and Minneapolis.

We provide integrated treatment services for adults (aged 18+) with chemical dependency, sexual compulsivity, and co-occurring disorders.
The Nurse Practitioner will be located at the Eden Prairie facility.

Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Responsibilities will include:
Provide mental health services to inpatient psychiatric patients, under direction of physician.
Perform physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs
Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition
Discuss cases with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan
Participate in treatment team meetings for assigned patients

Additional Requirements include:
Psychiatry and/or Behavioral Health with substance abuse experience required
Ability to prescribe medications is desired but not required.

Job Requirements:
EDUCATION: Must have a Master’s Degree and possess licensure as a NP.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years experience in psychiatry and/or behavioral health. Substance Abuse experience required.
LICENSE: Must be a Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice in Minnesota.

No phone calls or agencies please.
Apply online at: http://pride-institute.com/contact/employment-opportunities/

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Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Pride InstituteEden Prairie, MN Pride Institute, the nation’s first and leading provider of chemical dependency and mental health treatment services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, is seeking a PRN or part time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to become part of our team. Pride Institute operates Rule 31 Residential and Intensive Outpatient programs in both Eden Prairie and Minneapolis.

We provide integrated treatment services for adults (aged 18+) with chemical dependency, sexual compulsivity, and co-occurring disorders.
The Nurse Practitioner will be located at the Eden Prairie facility.

Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Responsibilities will include:
Provide mental health services to inpatient psychiatric patients, under direction of physician.
Perform physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs
Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition
Discuss cases with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan
Participate in treatment team meetings for assigned patients

Additional Requirements include:
Psychiatry and/or Behavioral Health with substance abuse experience required
Ability to prescribe medications is desired but not required.

Job Requirements:
EDUCATION: Must have a Master’s Degree and possess licensure as a NP.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years experience in psychiatry and/or behavioral health. Substance Abuse experience required.
LICENSE: Must be a Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice in Minnesota.

No phone calls or agencies please.
Apply online at: http://pride-institute.com/contact/employment-opportunities/

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Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Pride InstituteEden Prairie, MN Pride Institute, the nation’s first and leading provider of chemical dependency and mental health treatment services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, is seeking a PRN or part time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to become part of our team. Pride Institute operates Rule 31 Residential and Intensive Outpatient programs in both Eden Prairie and Minneapolis.

We provide integrated treatment services for adults (aged 18+) with chemical dependency, sexual compulsivity, and co-occurring disorders.
The Nurse Practitioner will be located at the Eden Prairie facility.

Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Nurse Practitioner PRN or Part Time

Responsibilities will include:
Provide mental health services to inpatient psychiatric patients, under direction of physician.
Perform physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs
Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition
Discuss cases with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan
Participate in treatment team meetings for assigned patients

Additional Requirements include:
Psychiatry and/or Behavioral Health with substance abuse experience required
Ability to prescribe medications is desired but not required.

Job Requirements:
EDUCATION: Must have a Master’s Degree and possess licensure as a NP.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years experience in psychiatry and/or behavioral health. Substance Abuse experience required.
LICENSE: Must be a Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice in Minnesota.

No phone calls or agencies please.
Apply online at: http://pride-institute.com/contact/employment-opportunities/

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Community Outreach Specialist Peer Advocate

Job Title: PEER ADVOCATE

When we can turn a life around, we save heartache and resources for our community. Homeless people are often struggling with mental illness, physical disease and addiction. If we can give them shelter that can provide immediate mental and physical health services, we have an opportunity to restore their health and transform their lives.

Community Outreach Specialist Peer Advocate

Community Outreach Specialist Peer Advocate
POSITION SUMMARY: The Peer Advocate uses their lived experience with the MSM population to coordinate delivery of services to young adults with or at risk of contracting HIV and possible past or present history of alcohol/substance abuse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Statement of Duties

  • Contributes in bringing a specified amount of MSM tests during the academic semester period by utilizing personal social networks and other means.
  • Establish and develop appropriate consumer relationships of trust, hope and empowerment by sharing own life experiences in order to encourage clients to test and ultimately reduce their risk of infection.Tend to clients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while providing excellent customer service and support the flow of prevention activities.
  • Provide data monthly to program supervisor for reporting purposes.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE (CREDENTIALS), EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Minimum requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in working with the LGBT community and ability to reach MSM individuals in a friendly setting, including but not limited to personal social networks.
  • Basic knowledge/experience entering data into Excel and using Micosoft Word.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE (CREDENTIALS), EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Preferred requirements

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

 

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Mission

The Center for Health Care Services improves the lives of people with mental health disorders, substance abuse challenges and developmental disabilities.

Our services for adults, children, elderly and veterans include:

  • Mental Health
  • Developmental Disability
  • Substance Abuse

Our Vision

Transformed lives, Transformed communities

Founded on the hopes of those we serve and driven by integrity, we believe in creating environments that inspire and promote:

  • Respect for one another and empowerment for all
  • Quality and accountability
  • Creativity and innovation

View our Quality Management Plan

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Project Coordinator Columbia University School of Nursing

New York, NY

Project Coordinator Columbia University School of Nursing

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the implementation and daily administrative operations of the Elder LGBT Interprofessional Collaborative Care Program (ELINC).

Under the Direction of the ELINC Project Director, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

-Assisting with the coordination and scheduling of health promotion and preventive health workshops & classes.
Assisting with completion of program reports and data collection.
-Identifying opportunities and assisting in the preparation of grants, and other avenues for program expansion and funding.
-Assisting the Program Evaluator with data collection.
-Serving as a liaison for the program with other community-based LGBT, older adult, and health care organizations.
-Working with the Project Director and Co-Director to develop and build interprofessional collaborative practice opportunities.
-Assist the field-based ELINC health care team as needed to provide patient-centered care.
-Assisting with quality improvement activities.
-Coordinating team meetings and conference calls.
-Participates in interprofessional collaborative team projects and meetings.
-Other related duties as assigned.

Project Coordinator Columbia University School of Nursing

This is a 3 year grant funded position.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a health related field or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience. Familiarity with LGBT health issues and or older adult services. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and computer skills.

Masters degree health related field
Grants management or project coordinator experience
Database management

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

 

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