Linkage Specialist | Comprehensive Continuum of Care for Females | Longview, TX

Job scope:

Participates in a multi-faceted team that strives to engage females into treatment services. The Linkage Specialist demonstrates knowledge of chemical dependency and abuse issues, dynamics, and impact on family and kids. The linkage specialist has the ability to calmly problem solve, interact with, and communicate with individuals that are negatively impacted by drug and alcohol use and abuse.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • To provide service coordination.
  • To link to community resources and encouraging the participants to engage into and complete treatment.
  • To partner with community referral agencies and treatment providers and organizations.
  • To coordinate with CCC team to identify needs and will strive to meet needs
  • To build relationships with community partners that serve pregnant and parenting women.
  • To provide services in a trauma-informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate manner.
  • To provide services through tele-video, phone and in-vivo platforms.
  • Ability to calmly problem solve, interact with, and communicate with individuals that are negatively impacted by drug and alcohol use and abuse.
Education / Licensure:
  • Required: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree with SUD/human services emphasis.
  • Required: Current valid driver's license in state of residence.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and experience in family treatment and chemical dependency.
  • Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, organization skills, and team building skills.
  • Typing and computer skills sufficient to meet and maintain documentation requirements.
  • Must demonstrate public speaking skills.
  • Prefer previous management experience.
Physical requirements that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of the job:

  • Have no uncorrected deficiencies in the senses, particularly in sight, smell and hearing.
  • Mobility and ability to bend and reach during an 8 - 10 hour day.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.
  • Sensory acuity sufficient to evaluate, treat and monitor people's needs and maintain accurate and current documentation of service provided.
  • Fine motor skills sufficient to legibly and accurately complete reports and records.
  • Endurance to work an 8 - 10 hour day.