substance use disorder specialist resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Compassionate and caring LCDP with 7 years of experience in residential and outpatient environments. Extremely skilled at building trust with diverse individuals to promote client honesty and growth during recovery processes. Seeking to pursue employment in treatment settings focused on substance abuse care.

  • Documentation
  • Client evaluation
  • Defining treatment objectives
  • Crisis management
  • Community resources
  • Time management
  • Data management
  • Relationship building
  • Multitasking
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, & Publisher
  • Experience with Welligent and Relias EHR's
  • Claimtrak Trained
  • Trained Typing: 70WPM
04/2019 to Current
Substance Use Disorder Specialist Public Health Seattle & King County Seattle - Regional Area, WA,
  • Provide assessment, counseling, relapse prevention, case management, education, and substance use treatment to adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which strives to help individuals achieve their goals in a recovery focused environment.
  • Provide services in a variety of settings settings including their home, the agency, the community, as well as other treatment settings.
  • Identified treatment goals based on individual diagnosis and history.
  • Collected urine samples from clients to test for substances.
  • Discussed with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse might have played roles in past criminal behavior
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Maintained thorough clinical treatment notes.
  • Educated patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
05/2015 to 04/2019
Hospital Liaison & Case Manager South Carolina Job Board Greenville, SC,
  • Coordinate care with hospital discharge planners/social workers by maintaining regular communication regarding client’s status and discharge plans.
  • Upon client’s discharge from any facility, provide support and further assessment, and to follow-up on plans targeting the precipitants to the hospitalization to prevent repeat hospitalizations, provide on-going support to identified clients until crisis has been resolved or need for hospitalization has decreased, make appropriate referrals to treatment specialists and outside agencies or medical providers as clinical needs are identified, complete all necessary documentation and maintain all records in accordance with State, Federal and Center requirements.
  • Provide referrals and case management services to adults with mental diagnosis’ in order to maintain and improve their level of functioning in the community, assess and evaluate all clients on an ongoing basis, provide support services and/or crisis intervention as needed, develop, design and implement treatment goals and plans with clients, work across multidisciplinary teams within the agency and the community, transport clients to and from medical appointments and attend as necessary, assess clients daily nutrition and exercise levels, ensure clients are taking medications correctly, administer toxicology screens as necessary.
  • Facilitated communication between patients, families, hospice facilities, nursing homes, pharmacies, hospital staff and other healthcare professionals.
  • Managed database of patient information and frequently used computerized systems to track details.
  • Assisted patients in selecting appropriate courses of actions and obtaining needed support.
  • Provided knowledgeable and compassionate service in response to all types of patient questions and concerns.
  • Scheduled and confirmed patient appointments with patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Educated patients and families on treatments, procedures, medications, continuing care and community resources.
  • Coordinated between patients and healthcare professionals to meet patient needs.
05/2014 to 04/2015
Counselor Assistant Phoenix House City, STATE,
  • Administered toxicology screens.
  • Administered medications.
  • Completed intakes.
  • Assist clients in applying for insurance.
  • Conducted room searches.
  • Process and search clients belongings and clothing.
  • Executed appropriate risk-assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Monitored behavior in individual and group sessions and intervened when necessary.
  • Gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Directed emergency response in crisis situations to diffuse tensions and prevent violence.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2015 to to
Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences: Substance Abuse And Addictions
Keene State College - Keene, NH,

Minor in Sociology

Related Courses: Sociology of Deviance, Health and Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Fundamentals, Addiction & Compulsive Behaviors, Addiction Counseling and Case Management, Behavior Change, Social Problems

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member

Mentors in Violence Prevention Member

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Certified Community Support Professional

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School Attended

  • Keene State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance Use Disorder Specialist
  • Hospital Liaison & Case Manager
  • Counselor Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science

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