Employment Opportunities

 Job Title: Peer Support Specialist

General Description:

Provides recovery support services, recovery mentoring and coaching to individuals in substance abuse recovery.

Recovery Mentoring/Coaching:

  1. Serve as a role model to consumers in recovery
  2. Establish and maintain peer relationships
  3. Teach life skills
  4. Assure consumers know their rights and responsibilities
  5. Teach consumers how to self-advocate

Recovery Support Services:

  1. Help consumers identify options to achieve recovery goals
  2. Help consumers develop problem solving skills
  3. Help consumers access the services of substance use professionals when needed to sustain recovery
  4. Help consumers identify their strengths and how to use those strengths to maintain recovery

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  2. At least two years in recovery
  3. Ability to manage time well and finish tasks in an efficient manner
  4. Demonstrate leadership and professionalism

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Steve Saffa, ssaffa@ccstl.org. 

Job Title: Benefit Application Specialist

General Description:

The Benefit Application Specialist will work with clients admitted to QOPC who do not currently have benefits or may be in need of assistance with renewal applications. The Specialist will work closely with the treatment teams, Intake Team and Medical Services to welcome clients into service, deliver quality care and promote continued engagement in services. This individual will be knowledgeable about benefits including: Medicaid, Disability, Social Security, TANF and Food Stamps (SNAP).

Specific Duties:

  1. Outreach the clients who have been identified through intake or treatment team as currently not having benefits or in need of renewal assistance
  2. Meet with clients to discuss eligibility
  3. Work with client and providers to obtain needed information for applications
  4. Work with benefits offices to submit applications
  5. Communicate and coordinate with clients and treatment teams to ensure that proper documentation is obtained and submitted in a timely manner
  6. Update client treatment plan with goals related to benefit applications
  7. Attend periodic meetings with designated team members and the client, whenever feasible, in order to review and update the rehabilitation plan
  8. Arrange and refer for services and resources, and when necessary, advocate obtaining services and quality of services to which the person is entitled
  9. Provide backup for Intake Coordinator and Medical Care Coordinator
  10. Meet monthly billing expectation
  11. Transport clients in employee’s vehicle
  12. Provide group education
  13. Ability to life 20 pounds
  14. Must have Class E Missouri driver’s license
  15. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or closely related field or four years’ relevant experience in human service delivery field. Valid Missouri driver’s license, vehicle, and current automobile liability insurance is required. Automobile insurance coverage to include transporting clients in employee’s vehicle. Good communication skills, both oral and written; skills involving proper grammar, punctuation and clarity. Ability to use Electronic Health Record for charting and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Interested applications should send resume and cover letter to Clara Stevenson and cstevenson@ccstl.org.

Job Title: Counselor

General Description:

Provides evidence based, face-to-face, goal-oriented individual and group counseling and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Promotes the Family-Centered approach to treatment, encouraging child, family and partner involvement in treatment.

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for efficient delivery of services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH, CSTAR, and COA standards
  • Assists clients in establishing treatment  plan, goals, objectives, as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process
  • Maintains clients’ charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Assists in communicating with outside agencies, such as treatment centers, AA, Catholic Charities’ agencies and other resources to meet client needs
  • Provides individual Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling and evaluation
  • Facilitates group counseling and group education sessions
  • Assists in intake assessment process as needed
  • Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups, and attends pertinent meetings
  • Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates, and changes
  • Supervises program and activities in conjunction with or in absence of Program Director
  • Supervises general guidelines and hygiene of self, clients and of physical area utilized by agency
  • Provides case program consultation and makes appropriate referrals
  • Assesses, updates and revises client’s progress and treatment plan per DMH, CSTAR and COA standards as needed
  • Meets minimum billing and productivity standards
  • Some evenings and weekends required

Qualifications:

A counselor, psychologist, social worker or physician licensed in Missouri who has at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in the treatment or rehabilitation of substance abuse. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field, and two years’ experience in treatment of substance abuse or an alcohol, drug or substance abuse counselor certified by MSAPCB, Inc.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Sharon Spruell, sspruell@ccstl.org. 

 Job Title: Medical Assistant

Reports To: Residential Manager

General Description:

This position provides supervision and assistance to the residents, their children and outpatient clients in accordance with the criteria of the program’s goals. Work closely with the nurse and have knowledge of chemical dependency as a disease, including treatment and intervention methods. Monitor client behavior, conflict resolution, and hygiene, conduct group education, answer phone, and pass medication to agency clients. Implement rules and monitor cleanliness of the environment.

Responsibilities:

  1. Gather client information upon admission to the unit, including adult assessment of addiction and withdrawal
  2. Continuously observe and document client behavior, mental status and activities
  3. Record client information such as vital signs, weight and medication adherence
  4. Provide support to the physician as needed
  5. Follow all operating procedures of the treatment program
  6. Thorough and accurate documentation
  7. Provide conflict resolution as needed
  8. Participate in all required meetings and trainings to increase knowledge of substance abuse
  9. Effectively communicate with client and staff
  10. Provide support to clinical staff
  11. Assume any other responsibilities as may be appropriate and directed by the Residential Manager

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge:

Required Qualifications

  • Sincere dedication to the mission of Queen of Peace Center
  • Minimum of an associate degree in a medical field with knowledge of substance abuse and mental health
  • Med. Tech Level 1 Certification, CPR and First Aid and Class E license
  • Intermediate computer and typing skills required

Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Knowledge of substance abuse and mental health is essential
  • Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families
  • Experience in working effectively and respectfully with people from many different backgrounds
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Outlook
  • Superb oral and written communication skills

Please submit cover letter and resume to Abigail Green, agreen@ccstl.org. 

  Job Title: Behavioral Health Therapist

General Description:

Provides assessment and intake evaluation for QOPC while being co-located at SSM WISH Center. Provides parenting education and other transition services for pregnant and postpartum women (PPW) enrolled in the HFP. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team for all women enrolled in Project: HERS.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes outreach, referral, intake and assessment for QOPC while being located at SSM WISH Center
  • Responsible for efficient delivery of parenting services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Assists clients in establishing treatment plan, goals, objectives as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process
  • Maintains clients’ charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Provides individual Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling and evaluation
  • Facilitates group meetings and program components as needed
  • Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups and attends pertinent meetings
  • Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates and changes
  • Provides case program consultation and make appropriate referrals
  • Assesses, updates and revises client’s progress and treatment plan per DMH and CSTAR standards or as needed

Qualifications:

  • A counselor, psychologist, social worker or physician licensed in Missouri who has at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in the treatment or rehabilitation of substance abuse. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of human services with three years’ experience in the chemical dependency field. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field, and two years’ experience in treatment of substance abuse or an alcohol, drug or substance abuse counselor certified by the MSAPCB, Inc.

Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports to Clinical Director
  • Collaborates with agency staff

Skills, Knowledge and Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrated ability to function as a leader in communication, decision making, planning, problem solving and facilitation
  • Team player

Amount of Travel/Special Conditions:

  • Travel as needed to carry out components described in goals and objectives of HFP

Please send cover letter and resume to Sharon Spruell at sspruell@ccstl.org. 

Job: Teacher Assistant

Agency: Peace for Kids

Status: Part Time

Position Description:

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has an opportunity for a teacher assistant in our infant classroom at Peace for Kids, a child development program under Queen of Peace Center. Queen of Peace Center is a substance abuse treatment center for women and their families. Peace for kids is a licensed child care center that provides care to children in the community as well as clients of Queen of Peace Center.

Position Summary:

  • Provide safety and supervision of all children in care
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate lesson plan
  • Create a safe, supportive learning environment
  • Assist with cleanliness and organization of the classroom environment
  • Establish relationships with the children using positive, responsive, care-giving interactions

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma and completed a minimum of 2 college credit classes in ECE and working towards an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
  • Experience in a licensed and accredited child development center preferred.
  • Must be able to sit, bend and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to life 30 lbs.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Olivia Monroe, omonroe@ccstl.org.  

 Job Title: Community Support Specialist

General Description:

Community support consists of specific activities with or on behalf of a particular client in accordance with an individual rehabilitation plan to maximize the client’s adjustment and functioning within the community while achieving sobriety and sustaining recovery, maximizing the involvement of natural support systems, and promoting client independence and responsibility.

Specific Duties:

  1. Participate in the interdisciplinary team meeting in order to identify strengths and needs related to development of the individual’s rehabilitation plan.
  2. Attend periodic meetings with designated team members and the client, whenever feasible, in order to review and update the rehabilitation plan.
  3. Contact clients who have unexcused absence from the program in order to re-engage the person and promote recovery efforts.
  4. Arrange and refer for services and resources and, when necessary, advocate obtaining the services and quality of services to which the person is entitled.
  5. Monitor service delivery by providers external to the program and ensure communication and coordination of services.
  6. Locate and coordinate services and resources to resolve crises.
  7. Provide experiential training in life skills and resources acquisition.
  8. Provide information and education to an individual in accordance with the person’s rehabilitation plan.
  9. Plan for discharge.
  10. Bill a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  11. Transport clients in employee’s vehicle.
  12. Provide group education.
  13. Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  14. Assist client in establishing treatment goals.
  15. Must have Class E Missouri driver’s license.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or closely related field or four years relevant experience in human service delivery field. Valid Missouri driver’s license, vehicle, and current automobile liability insurance (including coverage to transport clients) is required. CSS must own or lease their own vehicle for use in transporting clients. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written); this includes proper grammar, punctuation and clarity. Ability to use computer for charting and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to Susan Mathis, smatheis@ccstl.org.

General Understanding and Equal Opportunity Employer

These position descriptions have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classifications. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the roles.

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Queen of Peace Center are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by laws which are not inconsistent (which do not conflict) with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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