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Treatment Navigator
SBIRT Program

Full Time Position

JOB TITLE: SBIRT Treatment Navigator                                                                                                                                                                                         


The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Treatment Navigator is responsible for conducting brief intervention, brief intervention, referral to treatment, care navigation and other resources as needed to reduce barriers to treatment.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. 

  • Contact all clients referred for brief treatment sessions to assess needs to begin meeting.

  • Provide up to six (6) brief treatment sessions for all applicable clients.

  • Review the Change Plan on all referred clients to determine needs and motivation for each individual.

  • Document all interactions and attempts for contact with each client in digital data system.

  • Maintain knowledge on how to administer all applicable screenings for SBIRT including the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9), Drug Screening Questionnaire (DAST), Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).

  • The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance.

  • The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers.

  • Willingness to abide by the company’s published rules and regulations.

  • Documents services to clients in a timely and clinically appropriate manner in the approved documentation format.

  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled and conducted by immediate supervisor.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment.

  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.

  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.

  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.  Complete assessments and treatment plans within the required time frames.

  • Counsel clients to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

  • Act as client advocate.

  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.

  • Evaluate client's physical or mental condition based on review of client information.

  • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.

  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.

  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in client's status.

  • Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving the program and assist in creating a transition plan.

  • Counsel with emphasis on rehabilitation and self-sufficiency.



  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful. 

  • Serving our consumers by effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty. 

  • Consumer Focus:

    • Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions. 

  • Values Differences:

    • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. 

  • Age Specific:

    • Developmental stages, assessment, knowledge, interpretation, interventions, enhancement of family involvement

  • Basic Job Readiness:

    • Courtesy, flexibility, reliability, and responsiveness

  • Personal Effectiveness:

    • Communication, interpersonal skills, self-management, and thinking skills.

  • Organizational/Management:

    • Compliance, CQI, commitment, leadership, linking and networking,

    • Management of information, organizational participation, safety

  • Performance Specific:

    • Assessment, crisis management, customer focus, empowerment and advocacy,

    • Psychosocial interventions, treatment and service planning,

    • Identification of substance abuse problems

  • Effective Communication:

    • Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. 

  • Communicates Effectively:

    • Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Manages Conflict:

    • Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

  • Continuous Improvement:

    • The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. 

  • Resourcefulness:

    • Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Cultivates Innovation:

    • Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful. 

  • Expertise:

    • Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice. 

  • Drives Results:

    • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.



Must possess a working knowledge of behavioral health, chemical dependency concepts and rehabilitation techniques. Must be knowledgeable of counseling techniques.



Self-motivated, communicates effectively in writing and interpersonally, dependable, organized, insightful, astute and intelligent.  Must be able to work autonomously.  Must have the ability to motivate others to complete tasks.



The person occupying this position would be well-served to possess a modicum of knowledge of substance use services as a beneficial adjunct to clinical knowledge.  Knowledge of the substance use population and issues associated with this population.  The person occupying this position should have experience assisting individual in seeking employment and be familiar with resources in the area.



Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field required. 

  • CAP a plus.



  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in the behavioral health field or working with persons who use substances.

  • Lived experience in recovery preferred.



Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually.  Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs. 



This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.  While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, and/or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.



40 Hours per week

$45,000 Annual, based on experience.

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