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Intake Clinician-SUD

Posted: 04/06/2021


In accordance with agency Mission, through use of Trauma Informed best practices, the Intake Clinician completes initial clinical assessment and necessary documentation for admission to substance use program. The Intake Clinician coordinates with treatment team members to ensure timely program admission and access to appropriate services.


Completes initial clinical intake assessment, diagnostic assessment as well as any other documentation as defined by department and DMH regulations. All documents must be filled out completely, timely and accurately.

Enters diagnostic assessment into appropriate EMR and CIMOR, follows written protocol and submits all paperwork as defined by departmental procedures.

Completes assigned case management tasks as assigned (i.e.: discharge summaries, follow up calls to clients, providing resources to clients, etc.)

Functions as part of the treatment team working with consumer on initiating and reviewing their treatment plan and signing off on all treatment plans for the program in a timely manner. This treatment plan is completed within the EMR and signed by the consumer.

Participates in and meets ethical/agency standards regarding all treatment and documentation practices, QA/QI procedures, utilization management, emergency procedures and program/client outcomes.

Will work with medical staff to determine the appropriateness of individual clients entering in the program.

Will carry a small case load of trauma and co-occurring clients as assigned.

Provide crisis management services to client/families as needed during initial visit and continued services as needed.


Follows all agency policies and procedures including emergency and corporate compliance policies/procedures 100% of the time.


Serves on departmental, program, or agency committee(s) or task team(s) as assigned.




Attends and participates in treatment team meetings as needed.

Assist in covering group education or group counseling groups as needed.

All other duties as assigned.



Master’s degree preferred from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling or closely related field.


Preferably 1-year experience in the provision of mental health/substance abuse treatment services.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:

LCSW or LPC or provisional licensed Required

Special Skills:

  1. Interviewing
  2. Knowledge of community resources
  3. Computer skills
  4. Organization and time management
  5. Establishing rapport in professional relationships
  6. Communication (verbal and written)
  7. Crisis Intervention
  8. Assessment


Must acquire and maintain training related to job performance including, but not necessarily limited to: Agency Orientation, Program Orientation, CPR training (every 2 years), First Aid training (every 2 years), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (every 2 years), Infection Control, and Cultural Diversity (3 hours annually). Maintaining licensure.



This position reports to the Intake Supervisor and receives a minimum of one hour per month supervision.





Job Type: Full Time