MICA Housing Specialist

  • DePaul
  • Depew, New York
  • Nov 11, 2018

Job Description

Category Housing
Type Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shift Days
Department Residential
Corporation Name Living Opportunities of DePaul (LOD)


To serve as a critical part of DePaul's residential team by assisting State Hospital patients (with co-occurring substance abuse disorders) with the successful transition to community living by facilitating the development and follow-through of an individualized recovery plan for each individual.


  1. Complete chemical dependency assessments on all identified state hospital clients being referred to DePaul Housing.
  2. Work with the resident, staff and other members of the individual's support team to develop and implement a recovery plan for identified at-risk clients.
  3. Meet with DePaul residents and their support team members regularly to monitor progress and make recommendations for change when indicated.
  4. Participate in various DePaul site staff meetings to coordinate the care of the individuals being served.
  5. Develop a resource library for all DePaul sites so that staff can stay informed as to the latest developments in recovery as well as to be able to access needed services for the clients within the community.
  6. Maintain professional working relationships with inpatient rehab units, detox centers, psychiatric inpatient units, psychiatrists, therapists, State Hospital staff, emergency departments, DePaul staff and family members in an effort to facilitate continuity of care for each resident.
  7. Possess a good working knowledge of the MICA addiction services in the community and make referrals to inpatient rehab units and any other chemical dependency program when clinically indicated.
  8. Serve as an active member of DePaul's Risk Management Committee.
  9. Provides or arranges the transporting of clients to self-help groups.
  10. Provides in-services and other trainings for DePaul staff.
  11. Maintain accurate and up-to-date record keeping for all identified clients
  12. Performs any other duties for the successful operation of the program.


Must have both of the following;

A Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-T) Plus...

A Bachelor's degree in Human Services plus at least 2 years of experience in working with Adults with mental illness / substance abuse disorders; or an Associate's degree and at least 3 years FT of the same experience or High School Diploma and 5 years FT of the same experience.

Other Requirements: Must have a valid New York State Driver's license and a clean driving record that meets the agency's clean driving policy. Use of one's personal vehicle is required.