Opioid Outreach Worker - Island County
Provides community outreach and substance use disorder/recovery support services to individuals who are addicted to opioids or are at risk of developing an addiction. The purpose is to establish rapport with those individuals and help guide them towards the appropriate treatment. This position will work closely with law enforcement, public health nurses, and behavioral health professionals.
This Position is for Internal Island County Employees only.
- Develops and follows policies, procedures and protocols for this program.
- Provides community outreach and substance use disorder services and/or recovery support services to individuals who are addicted to opioids or are at risk of developing an addiction.
- Works closely with public health, law enforcement, hospitals, social service organizations, and treatment agencies around referrals.
- Provides brief assessment of barriers to care and immediate support to appropriate referrals.
- Develops a recovery oriented stabilization plan with individuals and/or their families.
- Makes appropriate referrals to other community resources.
- Provides follow up services when appropriate and necessary.
- Collaborates and works with other community agencies.
- Other tasks as directed.
- Valid Washington Driver’s License.
- Ability and willingness to work independently in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
- Maintains a high standard for accuracy, completeness and efficiency in the preparation of reports.
- Ability to quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in events, remain calm in stressful situations, relate to various personality styles in a calm, professional manner.
- Effectively communicates with others for purposes of gathering and relating information.
- Understands the need for maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Independent and self-motivated to complete required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.
- Ability to prioritize and problem solve.
- Good computer and data entry skills.
- Some evening and weekend hours required
Education, Experience & Certifications
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field; Masters Degree preferred.
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional in the state of Washington preferred.
- 2+ years’ experience in providing substance use disorder services preferred.
- People with lived experience in recovery encouraged to apply.