Regional Substance Use Disorder Hospital Liaison

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 29, 2024
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Regional Substance Use Disorder Hospital Liaison

The Regional Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Hospital Liaison plays a key role in addressing the current bed capacity crisis in state psychiatric facilities. This is a complex position requiring strong interpersonal, relationship building, and collaboration skills. The Liaison interacts with executive management of multiple CSBs, state psychiatric facilities, emergency services, and discharge planning staff.

The Liaison participates in services to transfer the client already hospitalized to the appropriate level of SUD treatment as soon as possible, including putting into place supports an individual needs to be successful in the community or alternative placement. The Liaison works with all regional CSB Emergency Services staff for consultation and possible diversion of state hospital admissions to services specifically focused on treating the individual's substance use disorder. The Liaison also tracks data that will need to be communicated and disseminated to CSB and hospital management.

This position requires 15% travel across Southwestern Virginia.

Pay Range: $54,144.86-$81,217.29/annually

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a human services field required. Master's degree in a human services field preferred.
  • Experience: Three (3) years' of experience with the provision of services to individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD).
  • Licensure/Certifications: CSAC or QMHP preferred.
  • Background Check: Candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Safe Driving Record: This position may require transporting clients or driving an agency vehicle. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver's license with a safe driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).
Why work at BRBH?
  • Helping people get the services they need: This position plays a key role in addressing the current bed capacity crisis in state psychiatric facilities.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 21 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day, plus 8 paid holidays.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information:
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Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 350 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment.