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Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practice.


Better Way of Miami , Inc. cumple con las leyes y las políticas estatales y federales de no discriminación que prohíben la discriminación por motivos de edad, color, discapacidad, nacionalidad , raza, religión, sexoorientación sexual, identidad de género, o estado transgénero. Es ilegal tomar represalias contra individuos o grupos en función de su participación en una queja de discriminación o basado en su oposición a la práctica discriminatoria.

 

This publication was made possible by Grant Number H89HA00005 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


 

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Admissions Coordinator 

The Admissions Coordinator is responsible for the pre-admission screening, maintenance of a waiting list, intake assessment, admissions procedures, administration of records, data, etc. He/She oversees the program’s administration of records and ensures the program’s admissions office is managed in an efficient and professional manner complying with all agency, funding, and accreditation requirements. 

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred in area of Psychology, Social Work, or related fields. 

Experience Requirements: Minimum of 1-year experience in counseling addicted persons and/or those with co-occurring disorders. Experience with clinical intake, record keeping and business management procedures. 

Licensure/Certification: Addictions certification preferred (CAS, CAC, or CAP); Certified FARS rater; Completion of all training as per the Trauma Informed Care Initiative; and Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way’s Insurance Carrier. 

Skills/Abilities: Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality Laws as per 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA (1996); Knowledge of 12-Step Programs (addiction and recovery); Knowledge of Co-Occurring Disorders; Ability to complete University of South Florida Co-Occurring Modules during two-week departmental orientation or 14 days; Knowledge of DSM IV-TR diagnoses with respect to the substance abuse, mental health, and the co-occurring populations; and knowledge of psychotropic medications and their possible side effects. 

Job Skills/Requirements:

  • Maintain a log of potential admissions (waiting list) and update on a daily basis.
  • Appropriately follow up with those persons awaiting admissions through the waiting list.      
  • Conduct the resident pre-admission screening/intake process.
  • Accurately and timely, complete the required documentation as part of the admission process.
  • Improve data collection system, provide statistical, and profile data on residents in conjunction with the Assistant CEO for reporting purposes.
  • Generate New Admissions Forms with all Admissions, Transfers, AWOLS, ASA information and distribute to appropriate staff.
  • Generate POP Sheets in Crystal Reports and distribute to appropriate staff.
  • Maintain accurate rosters for every funding source.
  • Maintain a record of all daily and monthly admissions.
  • Attend and participate as a member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Enter admission and discharge data in the Agency database (and HMIS as indicated).
  • Secure and transmit all required documents and correspondence relating to residents to the appropriate sources (i.e. completed admission packets to Clinical Supervisor, requests for records, referrals to community partners, etc.).
  • Respond to incoming telephone and website inquiries and initiate follow-up communications.
  • Act as a prime source of information for referral agencies, court contact, and the general public (outside source liaison) in collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Work in conjunction with the Assistant CEO to complete quarterly and annual reports for funding sources as required by contractual obligation.
  • Demonstrates active participation in community activities and groups (as applicable) which serve to support the vision and mission of the Agency.
  • Train and develop new employees within the Admissions Department and student interns/volunteers.
  • This position requires familiarity with the following data systems:
    • Case Watch (HRSA)
    • Crystal Reports
    • HMIS
    • Knight Software (KIS) 

Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis on their participation in a compliant of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices. 

 

Medical Assistant job description

 The Medical Assistant is responsible for assistance to the Medical and Admission’s Staff.

 Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent, CBHT preferred.

 Experience Requirements: Some work in a treatment facility helpful, but not required. Must have a working knowledge about progression and of/and recovery from, active addiction.

 Licensure/Certification: Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way of Miami’s Insurance Carrier.

 Skills/Abilities: Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Confidentiality Laws; Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies; Knowledge of 12 Step Program’s addiction and recovery process.

 Workplace Environment:

Environmental Conditions: Position requires work in a temperature controlled environment; 100% of the time spent indoors; Potential exposure to violent situations; Some potential exposure to airborne/blood-borne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.

 Machines/Equipment Used: Telephone System; Fax Machine; Copy Machine  

 Universal Precautions: Routine tasks involve some potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

 Other Areas:

Supervision Provided to Position: Supervision is provided by the Medical Coordinator on an as needed basis.

 Performance/Proficiency Standards: Performance standards are integrated within the position responsibilities. The principle functions of the position identified shall not be considered as a complete description of the all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position.

 Job Skills/Duties:

  • Assist the Admissions and Medical Staff with client admission and medical/psychiatric assessment procedures.
  • Assist Admissions Department and Program Staff in the gathering of documentation and retrieval of statistical information that may include computer or manual work, on an as needed basis.
  • Demonstrates an ability to update medication logs and other documentation logs as needed.
  • Demonstrates an ability to train Resident Managers in the self-administration of medication for residents in treatment.
  • Review medications ordered and obtain necessary prescriptions via established procedures.
  • Monitor levels of prescribed medications and assure an adequate ongoing supply via established procedures.
  • Assist Medical Coordinator with Infection Control related performance improvement activities.
  • Accompany clients to Camillus House Clinic, psychiatric appointments, and medical testing, (HIV, TB, Hepatitis C, etc.).
  • Deliver medical documentation, (med sheets, labs, physicals), to relevant staff, (counselors, etc.)
  • Assist other program staff on an as needed basis.

 All employees of Better Way of Miami are given a job description consistent with the job responsibilities they will assume while employed as per 65D-30 F.S. All employees will be required to sign a job description which will remain in the employee’s personnel file. All employees are given a copy of their job description as a reference to their responsibilities while employed. All employees of Better Way of Miami, Inc. are assessed and recognized on how effectively they contribute to the excellence of our Agency. The Performance Recognition and Development Program is designed to: ensure that everyone is focusing on the areas which support the mission of the Agency and goals of the individual departments; encourage active participation in the planning and implementing the goals in the employee’s individual personal and professional development; and compensate individuals based on their job performance and contribution to the organization.

 Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis on their participation in a compliant of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices. 

Assistant Facilities Maintenance Manager

Compensation: $10.50 - $12/hr. depending on experience.

The Assistant Facility Manager assists the Facility Manager and Health and Safety Director in carrying out and documenting the building operation and maintenance activities of the organization. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Facility Manager and Health and Safety Director with wide leeway for use of independent judgment in keeping equipment and buildings up to approved standards of fire, safety and health.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience Requirements:  Minimum two years’ experience working in building maintenance.  Must possess good knowledge of building maintenance practices, supplies and equipment.

Licensure/Certification:  Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way of Miami’s Insurance Carrier.

Skills/Abilities:  Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality Laws as per 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA (2013).

Job Duties/Expectations:

  1. oSupervise and participate in all building maintenance activities.
  2. oAssign tasks to subordinates, instructing in the use of building supplies, materials and equipment, insuring all assignments are carried out.
  3. oOperates and/or checks the operation of heating, plumbing, electrical and other systems.
  4. oPerform a variety of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and other building maintenance tasks.
  5. oSupervise and participate in a variety of grounds keeping activities.
  6. oCheck and insure that buildings are safe, cleaned, locked and ready for all activities.
  7. oConsult with superiors regarding unusual maintenance problems and make recommendations concerning the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.
  8. oMake plumbing, electrical, carpentry and mechanical repairs and perform a variety of routine maintenance tasks as needed.
  9. oLead and supervise the work of the Maintenance Staff, client assistance and/or volunteers.

Better Way of Miami, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment shall be provided to all people without regard to race, disability, creed, national origin, sex, age, and disability, and sexual orientation/preference, status as a veteran, marital status or prior criminal history. 

Behavioral Health Technician

The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) is responsible for resident safety and well-being of all residents and the preservation and security of the facility while on duty.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent, CBHT preferred (or attain a CBHT within one year of employment)

Experience Requirements: Some work in a treatment facility helpful, but not required.  Must have a working knowledge about progression of/and recovery from, active addiction.

Licensure/Certification: Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way of Miami’s Insurance Carrier.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Confidentiality Laws; Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies; Knowledge of 12 Step Program’s addiction and recovery process.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrates an ability to supervise residents, their condition and whereabouts through the use of the sign-in/sign-out logs, trip passes and transportation logs.
  2. Demonstrates an ability to post, coordinate and supervise chore assignments, etc. (to include taking appropriate inventory of cleaning supplies and re-ordering as needed).
  3. Demonstrates an ability to complete documentation as required by policies and procedures (incident report, tracking forms, trip passes, visitors’ log, medication logs, etc.).
  4. Demonstrates an ability to act as receptionist through presentation and the use of good customer service skills, and effective communication skills which foster a welcoming approach to the organization).
  5. Demonstrates an ability to provide facility and program information for visitors and/or callers.
  6. Demonstrates an ability to inspect stock and maintain facility property and inspect and store residents’ personal property as appropriate.
  7. Demonstrates an ability to manage facility, equipment and resident emergencies.
  8. Demonstrates an ability to conduct various drills and building evacuations as required.
  9. Demonstrates an ability to conduct 13-point checks and other security measures as required.
  10. Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively with the counselors pertaining to their residents as needed.
  11. Demonstrates an ability to conduct the observation of residents’ self-administration of medication including the corresponding documentation.
  12. Demonstrates an ability to conduct drug screenings on residents including the corresponding documentation.
  13. Follow all company policies and procedures as it pertains to the position to include general use of the company vehicle, inspections, and parking, health and safety, infection control, human resources, and accounting.
  14. When in use of the company vehicle, check and maintain vehicle safety, supplies, mechanical condition, cleanliness and regular maintenance according to schedule, reporting per established policies and procedures.
  15. When in use of the company vehicle, transport residents to and from medical and other appointments or other critical needs as they arise.
  16. When in use of the company vehicle, pick up and deliver donations and other materials as needed and administrative documents and other errands as
  17. When in use of the company vehicle, accurately complete as required documentation as per DOT and produce such documentation as needed for audits or other
  18. Walk throughout the facility and grounds to check on the residents.
  19. Ability to treat all residents with respect and dignity at all times.

 

Better Way of Miami, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment shall be provided to all people without regard to race, disability, creed, national origin, sex, age, and disability, and sexual orientation/preference, status as a veteran, marital status or prior criminal history.

If you would like to apply for any of these jobs, or for positions not yet listed, click Here to complete an employment application. When completed, please print the application, sign it, and return it to the Human Resources Department at Better Way of Miami, Inc. along with a copy of your resume. You may email the Human Resources Department with your questions or concerns, as well as submitting your application and documentation, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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